Using Base Object Classes
Concept Procedure Quick Reference
 
 
 
Note To define an object class, you must have Alter Object Class privileges.

To base a new object class on an existing class

  1. Define the object class.
  2. For Based On, select the object class on which you want to base this new object class.

    The selected properties of the base object class appear in the list.

  3. You cannot clear any of the properties of the base object class, but you can edit the property attributes, including the default and the range of allowable values.
  4. Add any additional properties you want, and finish defining the object class.

To specify that an object class can be used only as a base class

  1. Define the object class.
  2. In the Define Object Classification dialog box, select Use As Base Object Classification Only.

Users can select objects using the base object class, but they cannot create objects using it.