Creating templates for device types from existing devices - Industrial IoT

Industrial IoT Plugin Guide

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After you add custom states, data points, and actions to a device, you can quickly create a template that can be applied to other devices.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the Plugins task.
  2. Select the device that you want to create a template from and click the Properties tab.
  3. Click Create device type from device.
  4. In the Create device type from device dialog box, enter a name for the template and click Save.


The template is added to the list of device types in the Device types tab of the plugin.

After you finish

In the Device types tab, select the template and click the Export button to save the template as a .JSON file on your workstation.