Users with the Edit Extensions on Web right can define new custom
properties for modeling objects. When you define a custom property it becomes immediately
available to all objects of the specified type in all models of that type on their
Info facet, in a section entitled Custom
- From the homepage, click . The list of extensions contains:
- BPMN2 - To add custom properties to BPMN 2.0 Descriptive and Executable process diagram
- Process Map - To add custom properties to process map objects.
- Click the name of the extension you want to edit to open it.
The extensions list all the classes of objects available to define custom properties
- If the object type for which you want to define a new property is present in the list,
click it to open it in the editor. If it is not present, click the
+ button, and click the object type to add it and
open it in the editor.
In this example, the classes in the BPMN2
- Click the + button to define a new property for the
object type, and enter:
||Specifies the name of the property as it will appear
in the interface.
||Specifies the internal name of the property, which must not contain spaces or the
dot character and must be unique for this class of
Caution If you change the code
after the property is in use, then any values set in
models will be lost.
||You can choose between:
- Boolean - Yes/No values
- Integer - Whole number values
- String - Single-line textual values
- Text - Multiline textual values
- Object - Link to another object
||Specifies the value of the property that will be set
in the interface by default.
||[object] Specifies the type of object that can be selected for the property. Click
the tool to select the object type from a list.
In this example, a new boolean property is created for the
- Click Save to save your changes.
The custom property is immediately available to all objects of the specified type in all
models of that type created in PowerDesigner Web
facet, in a section entitled Custom
Note Models created prior to v16.5 SP05 and models created in the
PowerDesigner desktop client will not automatically display custom
properties. To enable them, you must check the model out with the desktop
client, manually attach the BPMN2 or Process Map extension, and check them