Searching Models Using the Eclipse Vorto Toolset

This section details the following topics:

Searching Models

Previewing a Model

Importing a Model from the Vorto Repository

Searching Models

You can search for an existing model in the repository and use this shared model as reference in a local model project.

Prerequisites

  • You have set the required preferences for accessing the Vorto Repository out of Eclipse (refer to Setting Required Preferences).
  • You have started Eclipse.
  • You have selected the Vorto perspective with the Model Repository view.

Proceed as follows

  1. In entry field of the Model Repository view, enter a search string to find the item you want, e.g., temperature to find models relating temperature.
  2. Click the Search button.
    The model table is updated according to the filter criteria and displays a subset of all models now.
    Searching the Repository in Eclipse
If you leave the entry field empty, you will get all models available in the Vorto Repository.

Previewing a Model

Prerequisites

The model table displayes the model(s) you want to preview (refer to Searching Models).

Proceed as follows

Right-click the model you want to preview and select Preview model.
Preview a Model
An editor tab opens with the downloaded model definition.
Preview a Model in the Editor

Importing a Model from the Vorto Repository

Prerequisites

The model table displayes the model you want to import (refer to Searching Models).

Proceed as follows

Drag and drop the model you want to import from the model table in the Model Repository view into the tab of the appropriate model type on the left side.
In the example below, the data type model TemperatureUnit has been imported into the Datatypes tab and the function block model TemperatureSensor has been imported into the Functionblocks tab.
Import a Model