From a diagram
It doesn't matter which diagram you are in, double-click an icon or connection to view and edit all of the properties on a device. Simply edit any of the property values here to store the data that you need.
Freely add and delete data properties on any device or connection. Any changes that you make in this way will affect all other devices or connections of the same time in this project. For example, all other SLR 5700s in this project will now have a Mode data property. If we were to delete Master IP, that would delete the Master IP data property from all SLR 5700s in this project.
Easily show data properties on the diagram beside the device or connection. You can even click and drag connection data properties in the diagram to place them exactly where you need them. Of course, when you change the value of one of your visible data properties somewhere in D3M, it updates everywhere!
From a spreadsheet
When you want to change data property values for many devices at the same time, such as a fleet of portables, the best tool for the job is your project spreadsheet.
Change properties here just like you would in your favourite spreadsheet software. Stay productive by autofilling values using the small blue square in the bottom-right corner of your selection or copy-pasting columns of values from another spreadsheet in D3M or from another piece of software.
When you have icons that represent multiple devices and each of those devices have a unique value in a data property, D3M will attempt to summarize the data values as a range. You might see something like [1-10] which means that all values in this range are unique and consecutive (i.e. all numbers in this range are represented once and only once). If the numbers are either not consecutive or not unique, you will see something like [1..10] instead.
When you are designing a solution, it is common to have multiple diagrams and spreadsheets all representing the same devices and configuration from a different perspective. Without D3M, you frequently need to input data twice, whether it be during the initial design or as the result of multiple feedback iterations to refine the solution for your customer. With D3M, you just update the data once, either in a diagram or a spreadsheet and everything else adopts that change. Couldn't be easier.