Renaming Model Elements
The goal of renaming support is
to allow for improving your model without changing its behavior. When
you rename one model element, your goal is to make a model-wide change
without affecting the semantic behavior of the system.
Using Rename feature, you
rename the selected element and correct all references
to the element in the whole model. AnyLogic automatically manages
renamings for you.
AnyLogic optionally allows you to preview all the impending results
of a renaming action before you finally choose to carry it out.
To rename a model
element and all references to this element in the model
- Right-click (Mac OS: Ctrl+click) the model element in the Projects view and choose Rename...
from the popup menu.
- This will open Rename...
dialog box. Type a new name for the model element in the New Name field.
- If you want to preview all the impending results of a renaming
action, leave the Preview changes check
- Click Rename when
- If you left the Preview changes
check box selected, the Operation results preview dialog
- In the Changes to be performed
list, select references to the element that you actually want to
- Click OK when finished
to commit changes.
Renaming without dialog
It is also possible to rename a model element and all references to
it in the model without showing
a dialog. This can be enabled and disabled on the General
preference page. If enabled, then the new name for a model
element can be typed into the editor when the rename refactoring is
You can also do it by removing the selection from Always preview the results check box
in the Operation results preview
results preview dialog