Create a Node Type Variant
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Sometimes you want to create a slight variant of an existing Node Type. For example, the Concept Maps Domain has a simple variant. The Emphasised Concept is a variant of the "normal" concept. It uses a different colour to look slightly different but has otherwise the same rules regarding predecessors, successors and multiplicity.
Whenever you want to do this, just press "Create Duplicate" in the Node Type Editor.
This will create a second Node Type which copies the predecessors, successors and multiplicities. You can use nodes of this type wherever you could use nodes of the original node type. And, of course, you can change the visual representation independently of the original Node Type.
Be careful to review the name of the new type, and the colour of the new Node Type and double-check whether you want to allow the new type can be a predecessor or successor of the original type.
Assuming you want to create a special enabler "IT-Enabler" in the Benefit Breakdown Structure Domain. Press the button for the settings dialogue.
Then select the Benefit Breakdown Domain and in there the Enabler Node Type.
Now press the Create Duplicate Button.
After that rename the Node Type and assign a new colour.