Model Parts, Diagrams, Dictionary Items, and Properties > Dictionary items > Constraint type (dictionary item)
Constraint type (dictionary item)
For automation interface information about a Constraint Type, click here Constraint type (automation interface).
A Constraint Type allows you to organize Constraints and Constraint Types into sets of related items. Two associated Constraint Types will have a parent-child relationship, with an arrow pointing from parent to child on the Constraints Diagram.
You can create a Constraint Type through the context menu of a Package: right-click the Package, point to New, point to Proprietary, point to Constraint, and then click Constraint Type. In addition, you can create a Constraint Type through a constraints Diagram.
When used on a Constraints Diagram, a Constraint Type's notation is as follows:
In the Modeler panes, a short-cut symbol on the Constraint Type's icon indicates that the item is a stub.
The following sections provide information about how a Constraint Type is used in the model. For more information about a property, item, model part or diagram, click it.
In addition to the standard properties a Constraint Type has these properties:
The Options tab of a Constraint Type's Property Pages displays the name of a linked Constraint Type.
Owned by
Dependency —The Dependency is owned jointly by the Constraint Type and the other associated item. The access permissions you have to a Dependency are determined by the access permissions of the dependent item.
Defined in these parts of the model
Constraints Model
Shown on these diagrams
Constraints Diagram
Variant Diagram
Can be linked to these dictionary items
In addition to the owning Package or Model, a Constraint Type can be linked to the following items.
Constraint —The linked Constraint is organized by the Constraint Type.
Constraint Type —The linked Constraint Type is organized by the Constraint Type, forming Constraint Type structures.
Like most other items in a Model, a Constraint Type can be linked to an Activity Partition, Comment, Frame Box, General Node, General Flow, General Flow Diagram Node, Constraint (applied), General Flow Diagram Flow or Swimlane.