Changing the Display Order of Properties
||This task shows how you can change
the order in which properties are displayed.
|This task shows how you can change
the display order in the Properties dialog box. You can also use this
function to select the properties that you want displayed in the dialog
box. This change applies to the class or subclass. NOTE: When you use the
Filtering function the changes apply to all
classes in the application. Changing the display order applies only to the
class or subclass you choose, as explained below.
You must use internal names
for this function. To find out the internal names of classes or properties,
open the Feature Dictionary Editor, go to the relevant CATfct file and
generate a report. Internal names for properties are listed in the column
"Attribute Key". Internal names for classes are shown against the entry
"Object Key". The process of generating a report is explained in the
Feature Dictionary section of this documentation.
||Create a text file using a text
editor such as Wordpad, and give the file the same name (use the internal
name) as the class whose display you want to change. For example, if the
class is 'compressor function' then name the file CompressorFunction.txt.
There should only be one file for each class.
||Enter the properties in this file,
in the order you want to see them displayed in the Properties dialog box.
Any property that you do not enter will not display. For a globe valve for
instance, you may only want to see the following. Other properties will not
You can choose to display computed properties also by adding them to
However, for computed properties to display they must also be entered
in the computed attributes text file (XXXComputedAttributes.txt), where XXX
is the domain name. For example: HangerComputedAttributes.txt,
PipingComputedAttributes.txt, etc. The computed attributes text files are
located under the directory ...intel_a\startup\EquipmentAnd
These files must also be referenced in the PRM file. For more information
on Computed attributes see Computed Attributes
and Methods; for more information on the PRM file, see
Project Resource Management.
||Save the file in a directory of
your choice. Modify the project resource management file to reflect the
directory in which the file is located. To do this, change the entry for
the resource "Attribute Display List". See PRM documentation for more
||The display order will apply to
subclasses also, unless a subclass has its own display order text file.