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UML Elements Toolbar

The UML Elements toolbar can quickly and easily insert UML elements onto a diagram, including Notes, text,  hyperlinks and diagram specific UML elements.

Access    View | Toolbars | New Element

Use to

Insert a variety of elements onto the current diagram






See also

New Element

Add a new element to the current diagram.

This option displays a list of elements matching the content of the current Toolbox pages, with an Other option to list other elements.


Space bar

Creating Objects

New Boundary

Add a simple boundary element to the current diagram.



System Boundary

New Note

Add a new Note element to the current diagram.




New Text Element

Add a simple text element to the current diagram.



Text element

Diagram Note Element

Add a diagram properties note to the current diagram.



Diagram note

Diagram Legend

Add a diagram legend element to the current diagram.



Diagram Legend

New Hyperlink

Add a hyperlink element (web page, file, help topic) to the current diagram.




New Note Link

Create a note link connection from an element to a note in the current diagram.



Note link


You can move this toolbar to any dockable position and it retains that position in subsequent sessions