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Navigator Toolbar

The Navigator toolbar identifies the location of the Package or diagram you are currently working in, and provides options to change the focus to another level of the Package's branch, perform relevant operations on the Package, and locate other Packages in the model.

Package browser toolbar.



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Navigator Toolbar Options



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Click on this icon to move one level further up the location path, to the current Package's parent Package. The child Package is cleared from the path.

Click on this icon to move one level further down the Package's location path, to the child Package that was previously opened in this work session. If a child of the current Package has not been opened, the icon is not available.

Displays a 'breadcrumb trail' of branch nodes under which the current Package is located. You can continue to expand the 'breadcrumb' path to show a branch of the child Packages contained within the current Package.

A double chevron (<<) to the left of the Package path indicates that you have explored the Package branch to several levels below the current Package, and it is out of view to the left. Click on the chevron to display the current Package again.

As you click on the last Package in a path, a list of its child Packages and diagrams displays, from which you select the next object for the path. If you click on a diagram, the diagram opens in the Diagram View. The listed diagrams include child diagrams both of the selected Package and of elements in that Package. The names of the child diagrams of elements are preceded by the parent element name.

If you click on an expanded path node, the child nodes are closed and cleared from the path.

As you select a Package or diagram, that branch in the Browser window is expanded and the Package or diagram you select is highlighted. This also sets the context for any tools and utilities you open to work on a Package.

In this field, type the name of a Package and click on the icon to locate that Package anywhere in the model, directly using the Model Search facility.

Model Search

Click on this icon to return focus to the Start Page.

The Start Page

Click on this icon to display a set of buttons, each of which invokes a task or process that you can perform with the current Package as the focus or target.

These tasks include:

  • Highlight the Package in the condensed, Package-only hierarchy of the Find Package window
  • Display the Package contents in the Package Browser view
  • Display the Package contents in the Specification Manager
  • Add a Model Package to the current Package, using the Model Wizard
  • Add a new child Package to the current Package
  • Add a new diagram to the current Package
  • Use the Model Search to locate a text string in the Package
  • Use the File Search to locate files associated with the current Package
  • Access the Portals View through which you can perform a wide range of other operations on the Package
Package Browser The Specification Manager Model Wizard Add a Package Add New Diagrams Model Search Search in Files Portals

Navigator Toolbar Context Menu

If you right-click on a Package in the 'breadcrumb trail' a context menu displays, providing a number of options for reviewing the selected Package.



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Specification Manager

Open the Specification Manager to show the element hierarchies contained in the selected Package.

Using the Specification Manager

Show Gantt Chart

Open the Element View of the Project Gantt Chart, showing the elements in the Package that have resources allocated to them.

Element View

Show Contents

Open the Package Browser and display the contents of the selected Package

Package Browser

Go to Package

Open the 'Find Package' dialog and review the Package hierarchy of which the selected Package is a part.

Add Model

Open the Model Wizard and use this to create models underneath the selected Package.

Model Wizard

Add Package

Open the 'New Package' dialog and use this to add child Packages to the selected Package.

Add a Package

Add Diagram

Open the 'New Diagram' dialog and create a new child diagram under the selected Package.

Add New Diagrams

Copy Path

Copy the Package path to the clipboard. You can then paste the path into a Model Mail, Team Library post or other text in your model, as a reference to the Package.

You can also capture a Package path by right-clicking on the Package in the Browser window and selecting the 'Copy/Paste | Copy Node to Clipboard' option.

Go To Path

Open the 'Select Package' dialog. Type or paste into the 'Path' field a Package path you want to follow.

  • If typing, use a period (.) as the separator between Package names in the path; for example:
         BusinessProcedures.Accounting.Recoveries.Bad Debt Process
  • If pasting, you might copy the path from a message posted through any of the communication facilities in the model, or directly from the model itself (see Copy Path)

Click on the OK button. The 'Navigator' path field is updated, and any Package content display you have open is refreshed with the content of the Package at the end of the path.