Attributes Tab

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The Attributes tab in the Component Detail panel provides access to all of a selected model’s attributes. From the Attributes tab you can select one or more attributes related to the specific model or model type and review details, poll values, export values, and edit each attribute as needed, depending on your access rights. You can also use the Attributes tab to cycle through models, quickly checking the same attribute for each one, to review attribute flags by scanning the Flags information located at the bottom of the Attributes view, or to review values for list attributes individually or all at once, depending on your preference.
The following graphic shows an example of the Attributes tab. The attributes being shown in the Attributes tab belong to the model selected in the List tab:
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Access Attributes from the Attributes Tab
You can access attributes from the Attributes tab and personalize your view of them as required.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the model whose attributes you want to view or edit.
  2. Click the Attributes tab in the Component Detail panel.
    A list of attributes appears in the left half of a split panel.
  3. (Optional) Enter text in the Filter field at the top of the list to filter it.
  4. Double-click each attribute that you want to display in a view.
    Each attribute that you double-click appears in the right-side of the panel along with its value.
  5. (Optional) Click a column header to sort the attributes as needed.
  6. (Optional) Select an attribute in the right-side of the panel and click the left arrow button at the top of the panel to move the selected attribute back to the left-side of the panel when you no longer want to review it.
Edit Attributes in the Attributes Tab
You can edit attributes for a single model from the Attributes tab.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the model whose attributes you want to modify.
  2. Click the Attributes tab in the Component Detail panel.
    The model’s available attributes appear in the left side of the panel.
  3. Double-click each attribute that you want to edit.
    Each selected attribute and its value appear in the right side of the panel.
  4. Double-click an attribute in the right side of the panel.
    If the selected attribute can be modified, the Edit dialog opens.
  5. Clear the ‘No Change’ check box in the Edit dialog to enable editing.
  6. Modify the attribute as needed, and click OK.
    The Attribute Edit Results dialog opens, indicating whether the attribute edit was successful.
    Click Undo in the Attribute Edit Results dialog to revert to the original attribute settings.
  7. Click Close.
    The attributes have been edited and the Attribute Edit Results dialog closes.
  8. (Optional) Click Export to send the selected attributes and their values to a CSV file, a text file, or web page.
Edit Multiple Attributes at Once in the Attributes Tab
You can edit multiple attributes simultaneously in the Attributes tab.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the model whose attribute values you want to modify.
  2. Click the Attributes tab in the Component Detail panel.
    The available attributes for this model appear in the left side of the panel.
  3. Double-click each attribute that you want to edit.
    Each selected attribute and its value appear in the right side of the panel.
  4. Click the Edit button in the toolbar of the right panel.
    The Edit dialog lists the attribute values that are available for editing from your selected list.
  5. Clear the ‘No Change’ check box in the Edit dialog for each attribute, modify each attribute as required, and click OK.
    The Attribute Edit Results dialog opens, indicating whether each edit operation was successful.
    Click Undo in the Attribute Edit Results dialog to revert to the original attribute settings.
  6. Click Close.
    The attributes have been modified. The Attribute Edit Results dialog closes.
  7. (Optional) Click Export to send the selected attributes and their values to a CSV file, a text file, or web page.
Examine the Same Attribute on Multiple Models
From the Attributes tab, while you are in either the List tab or the Topology tab, you can select an attribute or multiple attributes and quickly view the attribute value on a number of models.
Use the List tab to examine the values of the same attributes for multiple models.
Follow these steps:
  1. Select the first model for which you want to modify attribute values from the List tab in the Contents panel.
  2. Click the Attributes tab in the Component Detail panel.
    The model’s available attributes appear in the left side of the panel.
  3. Double-click each attribute whose values you want to review.
    Each selected attribute and its value appear in the right-side of the panel.
  4. Press the down or up arrow on your keyboard to review the same attributes for a different model.
    The Attributes view refreshes to display the values for the same attributes on the selected model.
    If you move to a different container, these attributes remain selected. The attributes stay in the Attributes tab until you exit OneClick.
View List Attribute Values
You can use the Attributes tab to review the values of a model’s list attributes.
To view the value for a particular instance of a list attribute
  1. Select the model for which you want to view attribute values.
  2. Click the Attributes tab in the Component Detail panel.
    The model’s available attributes appear in the left side of the panel.
  3. Double-click the list attribute for which you want to review values.
    The list attribute and the value of the first instance in the list appear in the right-side of the panel.
  4. Do
    one
    of the following to review the list attribute’s values:
    • In the Instance ID field at the bottom of the Attributes tab, type the OID of the particular value you want to view, and press Enter.
      The Instance ID applies to the list attributes in the right-side panel. If you place a new list attribute in the right-side panel, the value displayed in the Value column corresponds to the OID specified in the Instance ID field.
    • Click the table link in the Value column to open a dialog which displays the instances and values for the list attribute.
      You can perform a number of actions from this table including the following: refresh values, print values, and export values.
Update Attribute Values
The values of selected attributes are not dynamically updated. They reflect the value returned as of the
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poll prior to their selection.
To update attribute values, click Refresh in the toolbar in the right panel of the Attributes tab.
The values of all the attributes you originally selected from the left panel refresh to display any new values.