|This task shows you how to edit, display or query the properties of an object.|
|1.||Select the component in your document.|
Edit - Properties. The Properties dialog box appears with
the properties displayed under various tabs. Some of these properties are
and cannot be modified. To see which properties are computed click the
If the object cannot have derived values, the Derived checkboxes will not display. If a Derived checkbox is selected, it means the value is derived. If it is not checked the values are not derived. A value is considered to be derived when it is obtained from another object. For instance, a piping route may derive the values of some properties from the line ID of which it is a member.
|The Properties dialog box displays
See Infrastructure documentation (Basic Tasks - Manipulating Objects - Displaying and Editing Graphic Properties) and Product Structure documentation (User's Tasks - Modifying Component Properties) for more information.
|3.||To query an object, select it from
the tree or in the diagram. Right-click and select Properties from the
pop-up menu or click Edit - Properties in the main menu and
select Properties. Click the Object tab to view the properties of the
In this example Parent Groups shows you the line ID of which the Tube Function is a member.
|4.||Enter values in the fields that are available and click OK. The properties will be edited.|
|5.||You can override derived values by modifying the values as outlined in Step 3. The Derived checkbox will become unchecked. You can also override derived values by unchecking the Derived checkbox. To revert to derived values check the Derived checkbox.|
|6.||Click OK to end.|
|Some objects have discrete values - you can only select certain values. In that case you will be able to display a drop-down box and select one of the values in it.|