An instant inheritance graph can be generated from any root class in the object-oriented design. Sophisticated algorithms provide a concise inheritance graph to express the class inheritance structure of a large design. A graph containing hundreds of classes can fit on one printed page.|
Several inheritance graphs can be shown at the same time, each with a different root class. This allows a designer to focus attention on specific areas of the design.
Designers can access class properties from the inheritance graph. For example, the designer can edit attributes and operations of a select class, view its text specification or click to its source code.