Class Manager user interface
The Class Manager user interface includes the following panes:
Class Manager layout
Class Manager toolbar
Use the buttons and menus in the Class Manager toolbar to:
- Change the layout and view of the classes in the display pane
- Create new classes
- Edit and delete existing classes
- Save the view of your data model as a .png image
- Print the contents of the display pane
- Change the layout of the classes in the display pane
Class Manager display pane
Each class of the data model is represented in the Class Manager display pane by an icon labeled with the name of the class. The icon and its border represent the type of class, and an expand/collapse box shows and hides subclasses. The icon's border differentiates the class type as follows:
- Regular class — solid grey line
- Categorization class — dashed grey line
- Abstract class — dotted grey line
- Final class — solid black line
- Final categorization class — dashed black line
Click a class to highlight it and display its properties in the navigation pane. Double-click a class to open it for editing. Right-click a class to access commands for adding a subclass, editing the class, or deleting the class.
Right-click the background of the display pane to view commands that enable you to add new classes.
After you have opened a base class, its name is listed at the bottom of the display pane. Click the names at the bottom of the display pane to switch between base classes as you work.
Use the zoom bar to resize the class tree in the display pane for easier viewing. You can also resize the class tree by using the scroll wheel on your mouse. Hold Shift and click the background of the display pane to move the class tree within the pane.
Class Manager navigation pane
The Base Classes section of the Class Manager navigation pane shows the classes in the data model that do not have a superclass, such as
BMC_BaseRelationship. Click a base class to open that class in the display pane.
The Properties section of the navigation pane shows some of the properties of the class selected in the display pane. For more information about the properties of a class, open the CI Class or Relationship Class dialog box for that class as described in Opening Class Manager and viewing classes.
Click the Hide/Restore arrow to hide or show the navigation pane. You can also resize the navigation pane by clicking the border and dragging the pane edge left or right.