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
- 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.