I've been researching how Industrial Connections work using Thingworx 8 and KEPServerEX. I understand how KepServer tags can be added to Things in 2 ways:
I don't have Thingworx/KEPServer instances to try this myself yet, but I've seen these done in the Core documentation and a webcast. Both of these methods either create New Things or New Thing Properties.
My question is whether or not you can bind KepServer tags to Thing Properties that have already been created? Ex) Bind KepServer tags to Properties inherited from a Thing Template/Shape.
Best practice for modeling is to define Thing properties at the Thing Template level. If we create all needed Properties before adding tags to a Thing, then we need to be able to bind tags to the already created Properties.
Thank you for posting this question. Please see the discussion between Alex and Alton contained in this thread:
In particular, they discuss the use of the SetRemotePropertyBindings to bind a property from a newly created Thing (which has inherited the IndustrialThing ThingShape) with a remote property that represents a KEPServerEX tag.
Please let us know how it goes, especially if you run into any difficulty implementing the solution they describe.