There is an option available to delete attribute types, but that is rarely used since an attribute type cannot be deleted if it is in use.


  • Assignment of the SW Architect role in the server
  • An installation of the SystemWeaver Architect client (swArchitect)
  • An Attribute type can only be deleted if the following conditions are fulfilled:
  • There are no attribute values assigned for type, for any item, part or node

  • The attribute type is not used as a default attribute for any item or part type

Log in to the server using the swArchitect client and navigate to the Attributes tab. 

To delete an existing attribute type, select it in the list of attribute types, right-click and select Delete

Note: If you try to delete an attribute that is still in use, you will receive a message that it cannot be deleted. The attribute type to be deleted must meet the prerequisites noted at the top of this article.

If an attribute will not longer be used, consider deprecating and/or restricting it from view. These options are explained in Creating Attributes.