Display Properties of an
||This task shows you how to edit or
display the properties of an object.
||Select the component.
Edit - Properties or, as an alternative,
right-click and select Properties.
The Properties dialog box appears with the properties displayed under
various tabs. Some of these properties are
computed and cannot be modified. To see which properties are computed
click the Filter button.
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 of which it is a member.
Values cannot have more than 256 characters.
||The Properties dialog box displays
- The Graphic tab allows you to change the looks.
- The Object tab displays information about the object such as ID,
Function Class, Parent Group or Group Members, depending on the object
- Under the Product tab you can make changes to the basic Product in
the specifications tree, such as renaming. You can include additional
descriptive and historical data.
- One or more application tab - such as Piping or Equipment - lists
various properties. They will display depending on the class of object
whose properties you are editing. Click the
More button if one of these tabs does not display, or
if you want to see other tabs. More than one tab may display for some
objects, such as Piping and Equipment, if the object has properties in
more than one domain.
- The filter button lets you use the filter function. See
Filter the Properties of an Object.
See Infrastructure documentation (Basic Tasks - Manipulating Objects -
Displaying and Editing Graphic Properties) and Product Structure
documentation (User's Tasks - Modifying Component Properties) for more
||Enter values in the fields as
desired and click OK. The
properties will be edited.
||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.
||Some objects have discrete values
- which means you may 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.
Certain properties are protected, and their values cannot be modified on
the placed instance. If you want to be able to modify such property
values then you need to change a resource setting in the
project resource management file. Look at
the explanation for the resource Attributes That Can be Modified.