Context Menu Actions in the AWM Model Editor

The following table explains the most important context menu actions available in the AWM Model editor:

Command Selected object Description
New Child Any object or relationship that can have children relationships. Enables you to define a child relationship to an object.
New Sibling Any object or relationship. Enables you to define a sibling of the selected object or relationship on the same level.
Add Comment Any object or relationship which does not have a comment. Enables you to add a comment to any object or relationship. After a comment has been added to a model component the icon of that component is decorated with a speech bubble. The comment is displayed in a tooltip when the cursor is positioned over the component.
Edit Comment Any object or relationship which has a comment. Enables you to edit and update the comment of the model component.
Remove Comment Any object or relationship which has a comment. Enables you to remove the comment of the model component. The modeled component's icon is displayed without a speech bubble decorator.
Sort Children Any category, for example, Action Descriptors and Properties. Sorts the children of the selected object alphabetically including the XML source. This can be undone by clicking Edit > Undo .
Assign to Group Any object below a category. Enables you to group objects under a category.
Edit Any object or relationship. Opens a dialog box where the properties of the object or relationship can be modified.

The dialog box mirrors the Properties view for the corresponding model object. You can modify properties for multiple model objects. Right-click the selected model objects, and then click Edit. See Edit Properties Command in the Context Menu for more information.

Jump To Target Any relationship with a Target ID attribute, for example, Action has Tool and Tool  has Input Parameter. Highlights the target object in the editor.
Used By (n) where n is the number of referencing objects. Any object that can be referenced, for example, Property and Tool Descriptor. Opens the Used by dialog box. The dialog box displays all referencing objects and their parents. Double-click a row in the dialog box to highlight the object in the editor. Click OK to close the dialog box. This action does not appear in an object's context menu if there are no referencing objects.
Show Relationship Hierarchy Any object or relationship, except groups. Displays the selected object or relationship as a root object in the Relationship Hierarchy view. If the view is not already open, the view is opened.
Declare Function Package (type) where type is the selected class, for example, Property, ID Definition. Any object that can be pre-defined by a function package. Enables you to declare a manually created object to be a specific pre-defined feature. See Modeling Function Package Features for more information. The action is only visible, if at least one function package is defined which contains at least one unassigned declarable type which matches the selected type, for example, a Property.
Remove Function Package Declaration Objects that are declared to be pre-defined by a function package. Removes a specific function package declaration from a pre-defined or manually declared object. See Modeling Function Package Features for more information.

Model Editor Context Menu

You can collapse the active AWM Model tree to the categories level by clicking -.

In addition, the editor supports the following actions and their corresponding shortcut keys and mouse actions:

Model Editor Context Menu
Commands Context (shortcut key) Description
Delete Context menu for all object types. (Ctrl + Del) Removes the selected object types, including all subordinate elements.
Copy Context menus including Properties view (Ctrl + C) Copies object types and attribute values into the clipboard in order to insert them at another location using Paste.
Cut Context menu for all object types (Ctrl + X) Works in conjunction with Copy and Delete.
Paste Context menus including Properties view (Ctrl + V) Pastes a copied object type or an attribute value from the clipboard. This works only in locations where the value being inserted conforms semantically.

For example, insert “Tool Descriptor has Input Parameter” in “Tool Descriptor“.

Undo Model editor context menu (Ctrl + Z) Reverses (Undoes) the last action. Repeated use of the function reverses earlier actions.
Redo Model editor context menu (Ctrl + Y) Restores an action that has been reversed (by Undo). Repeated use of this command restores earlier edit actions.
Drag and Drop drag and drop Enables you to move objects with the mouse. Click the object to be dragged, while holding the mouse button down, drag to the new location and release the mouse button.
Clone (Ctrl + drag and drop) Duplicates all of the source object's parameters. To clone an object press and hold Ctrl while dragging and dropping the object in the desired location.
Multiple Selections (Ctrl + click) Enables the simultaneous selection of several types of objects. Each object that is clicked on is added to the selection or if already selected, it is removed. Several selected objects can be copied, cut and paste, drag and dropped, deleted, and cloned.
Mass Selection (Shift + click) Selects all the objects between the current selection and the first object that was clicked. Supports multiple selections.
Save Eclipse menu (Ctrl + S) Saves the AWM Model.