Properties Window

The Properties window provides a convenient way to view (and in some cases edit) common properties of elements. When an element is selected, the Properties window shows the element's name, stereotype, version, author, dates and other pertinent information.

Access View | Properties (Alt+1)




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Properties Sections

The Properties window is divided into three expandable sections:

  • <Element type> Settings - for the basic element details
  • Project - for general housekeeping settings
  • Advanced - only active for generalizable elements


  • When you click on a field name, a brief explanation of that field displays at the bottom of the Properties window, unless you have selected the 'Hide Properties Info Section' checkbox on the 'General' page of the 'Options' dialog
  • If you click on the field value for an editable field, a drop-down arrow displays that enables you to select a different value; one of the values offered might display a more advanced list or a dialog for adding new objects or selecting multiple objects, as the 'Stereotype' field does

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