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You can review the properties of an object in the Properties panel, which is available in the Repository and Diagram viewers.

The following facets organize the properties of the object:
  • Info - Contains core information for identifying and defining the object.
  • Children - Lists objects that belong to the object. For example, a process map process can contain sub-processes or a physical data model table contains columns and indexes. Click an object name in a list to navigate to the property sheet of that object. You can create child objects on this facet. If the appropriate list is not visible, click the Add objects link.
  • Depends On - Lists the objects to which the object is connected and on which it depends. If these objects are modified or deleted, the current object may be modified or deleted. Click an object name in a list to navigate to the property sheet of that object. You can attach a business rule to the object on this facet (see Attaching a Business Rule to a Model Object).
  • Impacts - [read-only] Lists the objects that depend on the object. If the current object is modified or deleted, these objects may be modified or deleted. Click an object name in a list to navigate to the property sheet of that object.
  • Diagrams - Lists the diagrams contained by or associated with the object. Click a diagram thumbnail to open the diagram, or the + tile to create a diagram (see Creating a Diagram).
  • Charts - [models] Lists the charts defined on the model. Click a chart thumbnail to open the chart, or click the + tile to create a chart (see Creating a Chart).
  • Versions - [models] Lists the versions of the model published in the repository, with a separate list per branch where appropriate. To compare two versions of a model in a single branch, select their checkboxes and click the Compare tool (see Comparing Diagram Versions).
  • Permissions - [folders, models] Lists the users and groups with permissions to view and edit the contents of the folder or the diagrams in the model. Users with Full permission on the object and administrators can modify the permissions (see Granting Access Permissions on Repository Items).
Note PowerDesigner Web can display most PowerDesigner object properties, but certain properties (including those that are calculated and not directly entered by the user and collections of sub-objects and associated objects) are not presently supported.