3.3 Generic tools
Throughout MetaEdit+ it is possible to view and edit the
properties of model elements (graphs, objects, roles and relationships) in
Property dialogs, to discover how and where those elements have been used in an
Info Tool and to replace them by other elements with the Replace tool.
In general, a Property dialog is opened from the
Properties... item in an element’s pop-up menu or by
double-clicking the element (double-clicking a graph however opens it in an
editor). Editors also have a keyboard shortcut Enter for opening the
Property dialog for the selected element.
The Info Tool can be opened as a dialog from the
Info... button in the Property dialog. In some menus in browsers, the
Info Tool can be opened directly as a window from the Info item in the
element’s pop-up menu.
The Replace tool can be opened from the Replace...
item in an element’s pop-up menu.
Depending on the type of element, it is often also
possible to open further Property dialogs from an already open Property dialog,
or further Info Tools from an already open Info Tool. In this way you may follow
the links of design information through the