Just like any other perspectives in Eclipse, the BW Modeling perspective defines the initial set and layout of tools (views and editors) in the Eclipse window. It thus provides a set of functions aimed at accomplishing BW Modeling tasks.
In particular, it enables working with BW metadata objects that are managed by a BW back end system. When using the BW Modeling perspective, you always have to establish a system connection that is managed by a corresponding BW project. You can use the BW project to access the system's BW metadata objects.
The BW perspective enables access to both Eclipse-based and GUI-based BW Modeling editors. It consists of an editor area, where the BW metadata object editors are placed, and the following views: