You can select symbols in a PowerDesigner diagram using standard gestures. You can edit properties of the selected symbol's object or it's sub-objects, and resize the symbol by clicking and dragging on its handles.
In the following example, the Customer table is selected, and can be moved by dragging or resized by dragging on one of its handles:
When a symbol is selected, clicking on one of its object properties lets you edit its value. Now, the table name is selected for editing:
When an object property is selected for editing, you can navigate through its editable properties and on into its sub-object properties by pressing the Tab or Shift+Tab keys.
When a symbol is selected, clicking on one of its sub-objects selects that sub-object. Now, the Customer activity column sub-object is selected:
You can navigate up and down in the list of sub-objects by pressing the
Up Arrow or Down Arrow keys. When
a sub-object is selected, clicking on one of its properties lets you edit its value.
Now the Customer activity column name is selected for
To create a new sub-object at the end of the list, press Ctrl+N. To insert a new sub-object above the selected sub-object, press Ctrl+I. To delete the selected sub-object, press Del. Right-clicking a sub-object opens a contextual menu offering useful commands.
When a sub-object property is selected for editing, you can navigate right and left along the line of its editable properties by pressing the Tab or Shift+Tab keys.