The Change rule properties window can be accessed by right-clicking on a type in Rules and selecting Properties. The type properties window is also displayed when creating a new relation with Add rule.

The type properties window permits to

  1. Define the type of the relation (element, flow or bidirectional flow).
  2. Control the visual appearance of the type in Rules as well as the appearance of the object instances of the type, notably in the Internal Block Diagram.

The upper part of the type properties window contains the following fields:

The lower part of the type properties window contains various tabs controlling the graphical appearance of the object type and its instances as well as abstraction; these tabs are presented below. If the lower part of the window is not visible, it can be displayed by clicking on the More >> button.

Changes in the type properties should be saved by clicking on the Save button before trying to Close the window; otherwise they will be lost.

General Properties

The General section is the section visible by default. It contains the following information:

Graphical Properties

Font

The Font tab permits to choose the font options for the object name displayed on the container of the object instance:

The tab also permits you to review the font.

This tab applies to both objects and flows.

Fill

The Fill tab permits you to control the following aspects:

This tab applies to both objects and flows.

When a foreground image has been defined, this image prevails over the fill colors.

Border Line

The Border Line tab permits to define various options relative to the container border line:

This tab applies to both objects and flows.

Flow Font

The Flow Font tab permits to choose the options applied to the label of a flow instance:

The tab also permits you to review the label font.

This tab only applies to flows.

Flow Line

The Flow Line tab permits to define various options relative to links (flow instances) shown in diagrams:

This tab only applies to flows.

Functional Properties

Contain Flows

The Contain Flows section is treated in Contain Flows. This option only applies to types that have children that have been defined as flows.

Events

The Events section is treated in Trigger Events.