You can create or modify an instance of a property class. An instance is a set of properties and property values associated with a property class.
Often this procedure is used to create an instance of a custom property class or an instance of any of the following property classes or subclasses:
Instances of property classes are often used in conjunction with property class properties. (A property class property is a reference to a property class.) To define property values for a property class property, you must first define an instance of the property class and then assign values to the properties in that property class instance. For an extended example explaining how to use custom property classes and property class properties, see Custom property class description.
On the General panel, for Name, enter the name of the instance. For Description, you can optionally provide descriptive text.
DESCRIPTION properties of a custom property class refer to the name and description of an instance of the custom property class. For example, suppose a custom property class includes a property called
LEVEL and the value of that property is defined as
NAME. (In other words, the value of the property is a parameter referring to the
NAME property.) If you create an instance of the custom property class and the instance is named
QA1, then the value of the
LEVEL property for this instance is