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Current Element Toolbar

The Current Element toolbar performs common operations on a selected element such as viewing properties, operations, attributes. It is also capable of specifying the visibility of element features and compartments and locking an element.

Access     View | Toolbars | Current Element

Use to

View and modify element properties
Set an element's parent or implement interfaces
View and modify Operations
View and modify Attributes
Specify the visibility of element features and compartments
Specify the run state of an element (or, for Parts, property value)
View use of element in other structures such as diagrams
Locate the element in the Project Browser window
View the cross reference list for this element
Lock or unlock the current element
Add a Tagged Value to the current element






See also

Edit Properties

View and edit properties of the selected element.


Alt + Enter


Set Parent

Set the current element's parent or implement interfaces.


Ctrl + I



Create and edit operations for the selected element.





Create and edit attributes for the selected element.




Show Features

Specify which compartments and information to display for the selected element in the current diagram.


Ctrl + Shift + Y


Set Run State

Set the element run state or attribute initializers.


Ctrl + Shift + R


Find Element Usage

Find all diagrams in which the selected element is used.


Ctrl + U


Find in Project Browser

Find the selected element in the Project Browser.


Alt + G


Configure References

Set and view custom references to other elements and diagrams.


Ctrl + J


Lock Element

Apply or release a lock on the selected element.



Lock Model Elements

Add Tagged Value

Add a Tagged Value to the selected element.


Ctrl + Shift + T



You can move this toolbar to any dockable position and it retains that position in subsequent sessions
You can hide or show the toolbar by clicking on the View | Toolbars | Current Element menu option