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Generalization Sets

A Generalization Set enables you to specify the relationship of a group of Generalizations. Each Generalization is a binary relationship that relates a specific Classifier to a more general Classifier (for example, from a Class to its Superclasses). Each Generalization Set defines a particular set of Generalization relationships that describe the way in which a general Classifier (or superclass) can be divided using specific subtypes.


Context Menu

Right-click on connector | Advanced | Generalization Set | New

Create a Generalization Set



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Select the 'New' menu option.

The 'Generalization Set' dialog displays.


In the 'Name' field, type the name of the Generalization set; for example, 'Gender'.


In the 'Power Type' field, either:

  • Type a new power type, or
  • Click on the drop-down arrow or and select an existing one from the 'Select <Item>' dialog
Select Dialog


Check the 'IsMember' column for the child subtypes that are part of this Generalization set.