Workbench 0.18 User Guide

Object Explorer



An instance is a sub-grouping of data within a workspace.  A typical use is to group all of the data associated with one instance of a problem.  Whereas a workspace can be used to hold all data relating to a problem investigation, an instance groups the data for each instance of that problem.

New Instance

New instance button

To add an instance go to the top left corner of the Object Explorer pane and click on the icon that appears as a document with a star in the corner.

New instance in the Object Explorer

This will create an instance in the Object Explorer with the default name of Instance.  The Rename function can now be used to set a useful name.


Screenshot showing the renaming of an instance

There are three ways to rename an instance:

  • Double-click on the instance label to produce an editable version
  • Click on the instance and press F2
  • Right-click on the instance label and choose Rename from the menu

To save the new name hit the Return button on your keyboard.


An instance can be deleted in two ways:

  • Click on the instance so it is highlighted and then press the Delete key
  • Right click on an instance and choose Delete


You can view the properties of an instance in three ways:

  • Click on the instance so it is highlighted and then press Alt-Enter
  • Right-click on the instance and choose Properties
  • Use View -> Properties Window to display properties, float or dock the window so that the Object Explorer is visible and then click on the instance