The basic type on which all other types are based is BasicAsset.
You can use other pre-defined templates to create your own type. These types are called core types. The core type operates as a parent. Out of a core type you can create new types that take into account the parent-child relation. Most of the core types contain a plugin in to enable data connection to MindSphere.
The following table describes the main categories of the core types:
|BasicAgent||Template for creating agent-based assets. You can use this template to connect MindConnect Elements.|
|BasicApplication||Template for creating application-based assets. You can use this template to connect other applications.|
|BasicDevice||Template for creating device-based assets.|
|BasicHierarchy||Template for creating hierarchy-based assets.|
Within the pre-defined templates, you can create new types and use templates such as MindConnect Nano.
You can find more information on pre-defined types in the developer documentation.
Create an asset based on core types¶
When creating a new asset in the "Asset" tab, you can select all created types. You can find more information in chapter Create an asset.
The following graphic shows the core type "MindConnectNano":
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