What is the difference between a compiled project and a compressed project in EBPro?

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What is the difference between a compiled project and a compressed project in EBPro?

An EBPro project file is saved with a *.emtp extension
(*.cmtp for CMT Series). This is the development project that can be opened and
edited in EBPro.

Before you can download a project to an HMI, the project
must be compiled. The compiler creates a new file with a *.exob (*.cxob for CMT
Series). This is a binary file with all the graphics and data embedded in the
file. A compiled project file can be decompiled in EBPro (File menu >
Decompile) to extract the project file and create new library files for the
embedded graphics.

A compressed project file is created by the Compress utility
in EBPro (File menu > Compress/Uncompress). This bundles the project file
(*.emtp/*.cmtp) with the library files that are linked to the project and
creates a new file with a *.ecmp (*.ccmp for CMT Series). A compressed project
file can be uncompressed in EBPro to extract the project file and the library
files.

The compressed project file is the best way to archive your
project when you are finished with it. It is also the best way to send your
project file to someone using a different computer so that none of the graphic
files get lost. This is especially important if you have created custom
libraries using your own graphics.

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