OpenBuildings Designer replaces the placement and modification dialogs used in previous editions. It allows you to use the same dialog to set properties when an element is placed and when you modify its properties later.
The Unified Property Panel provides a common location where you can select Catalog Items or set property values as you place and modify OpenBuildings Designer components.
It works in combination with the Contextual Tab for each tool. Placement options, such as justification and offsets, are set on the ribbon while element properties are set in the property panel.
When the Modify Properties tool is activated and an element is selected, the Property Panel is updated with the selected item's properties, and a contextual tab opens a Modification tab containing common tools, manipulation tools, and placement options specific to the item being placed.
The Property Panel is broken down in into multiple areas: