There are too many fields visible in the element properties window. Can the property grid be customized to only display the input and output fields that I'm interested in?
How do I view only specific properties for an element?
This can be achieved by using "Property Grid Customizations". This feature enables you to select the specific fields you want to be visible in the properties. For example you could create one for specific input fields for use when first entering data, and another one for specific results fields of interest when reviewing certain results. You can easily switch between Property Grid Customizations to change your filtered view of the Property Grid. A set of default Property Grid Customizations are available to select from, or you can customize and create your own using the steps below.
The software includes several predefined Property Grid Customizations that may work well for typical situations. For example there is a "transient" customization in Bentley HAMMER which focuses the property grid just on the transient-related fields.
These predefined customization can be selected from the property grid customization dropdown at the top of the property grid as seen in the following screenshot:
You can create your own Property Grid Customizations where you can select which fields you would like to be visible.
First, go to the View Tab and click on the down arrow on "Properties" and select Property Grid Customizations.
Note that there are three categories of customizations:
Click on the New Customization and define parameters you want to show / compare from all the properties fields;
With the new customization now setup, you can use it by selecting your customization from the list at the top of the properties. By default it is set to "<Show All>".
Once this is saved, you can use this custom property grid to edit / view or compare the properties you want.
You can also share Property Grid Customizations with other users/computers by copying the file “SharedWorkspaces.xml” (located in C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Bentley\<productname>\10) to the same location on the other computer. Ensure the same version of the OpenFlows product is used and make a backup of the file first.
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