Libraries contain object definitions that you can add to your projects.

Library types

Template library
The default library of objects that you cannot edit or remove. Template libraries are provided for:
  • GraphicElements
    Illustrations of objects that you can include in the runtime application display to provide additional context, such as an LED, a butterfly valve, reactor tanks, and so on.
  • Miscellaneous objects
    Components that perform operations within the runtime application, such as loggers, alarms, and converters.
  • Scripts
    Pre-defined code that perform functions within the runtime application, such as notifications, counters, and data transfer.
  • StyleSheets
    Pre-defined theme that defines the look and feel of the pages of your runtime application, such as a light them, a dark theme, and a material-design inspired theme.
  • Widgets
    Objects that the user can interact with in the runtime application, such as a login form, an alarm grid, and a color picker.
Custom library
A library created by a user that contains a set of objects either curated from the template libraries or customized for specific automation scenarios.

Library repositories

You can store libraries locally or in a remote Git repository. Libraries are available across
FactoryTalk Optix Studio
Libraries are saved in the
\Documents\Rockwell Automation\FactoryTalk Optix\Libraries

Library updates

Libraries and library objects are tied to the version of the
FactoryTalk Optix Studio
software with which they were originally configured. When you install an updated version of
FactoryTalk Optix Studio
the built-in template libraries are automatically updated to be compatible with the new software.
If your project contains custom libraries that use components that changed in the updated version of
FactoryTalk Optix Studio
, you need to manually update the custom libraries.
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