Content windows layout and customization

Each content window is vertically split into left and right panes. The left pane contains the Primary object view, which displays the objects you selected when you performed the operation that opened the new window.

There is always a Primary object class in any content window. For some object classes, there can also optionally be a Secondary object class in the left half of the window. The pane displaying the Secondary object class, if present, always shows a tree view; either a project/stream or design part structure. The pane for the Primary object class can either contain a tree view, or a grid view consisting of a table of attribute values for each object.

The right pane displays the objects which are related to the object you have selected in the left half. Each class of related object is displayed in a separate pane. Each of these panes contains a grid view listing the related objects.

You customize content windows using the Views tab of the Customize dialog box. In this tab, there is a tree structure on the right with an entry for the name of the object class of each type of content window that you can display in the desktop client.

Under each entry are the object classes for which a pane can be displayed in the content window. An object class can be "active", which means it is to be displayed in the content window, or "inactive" which means it is not to be displayed. This is indicated by the icon at the top right of the object icon, e.g.

  • Active active_item_icon.gif

  • Inactive inactive_icon_item.gif

Under each of these object classes is the list of attributes to be displayed in the order in which they will appear. For a tree view, you can only display one attribute.

In the example shown, the Baselines object class is selected. Beneath this entry are the Primary object class, and the Secondary object class, which is design part. Next are the related object classes that are to appear in the right half of the window: item, request, and release. All three are "active", therefor they will appear when the content window is displayed. Under Item you can see the attributes to be displayed in the related object pane for items.

On the left of the Views tab are the other possible related object classes you could choose to display in a Baselines content window.

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