Add and Editing User Property in the Constraints Browser

Tech Tip: Add and Editing User Property in the Constraints Browser

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In Design Force, using the “Constraints Browser,” users can edit Component User Property.

For example, User Property “ra-lock”.

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The following video and steps will show how to do so.


Steps:

Open the Constraint Browser and select [Components/Parts].  You probably will not see the User Property “ra_lock”.

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In that case, we need to add it by [View] > [Customize Table Configuration…].

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Customize Table Configuration dialog will open.  Under the [Attribute Management] tab, select the last line, right-click, and from the assist menu select [Add Attribute].

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Type in the “Attributes label” and “Attribute name”.  Change “Type” to “List”, then set the “List value”.

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Put the check mark ON for “Component”.  Click [Apply].

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Select the [Table Configuration] tab and select “Component” for Mode.

In “Edit table configuration”, right-click, and from the assist menu select “Add Attribute…”.

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The [Attributes] dialog will open.  Type in “reference” for [Filter (attribute label):].  Select “Fix Reference” then click [Add] and [Close].

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“Fix Reference” gets added under the [Basic] tab for Component.  Click [OK] to close the dialog.

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In Constraint Browser, now you can change the setting of each component for User Property “ra_lock”.

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This adding User Property or any Property to Constraints Browser can be used for Signals as well.

Takashi Ichikawa
Takashi Ichikawa
Applications Engineer, Zuken USA
I have been with Zuken for nearly 20 years, starting with the Global Support team in Japan. In 2003 I moved to the US to work in the corporate office in Westford providing first-line support to our applications engineers in the field. When I’m not working, my wife and I enjoy playing with our young daughter and cat.