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Insert New Feature

You can insert a new element feature directly on a diagram, using in-place editing.

Add attributes and operations to a Class diagram element

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1

In Enterprise Architect, open the diagram containing the element.

2

Click on the element and, within the element, on the item after which to insert the operation or attribute.

The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.

3

Either press the Insert key or right-click on the selected element item to display the context menu, and select the 'Insert New After Selected' menu option

Enterprise Architect inserts a new data line in the diagram, underneath the selected item.

4

Type in the relevant information for the attribute or operation.

Use the Tab key and Tab+Shift keys to move the cursor through the segments of the attribute or operation, and select the classifier from either the:

  • Autocompletion list (press the Ctrl+Space keys) or
  • Select <Item> dialog (press the Ctrl+Shift+Space keys)
Intelli-sense Select Dialog

5

Press the Enter key to accept the change or Esc to cancel the change.

The diagram is updated to reflect the changes.