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Diagram Tabs

Diagram tabs indicate which diagrams and views (such as the Start Page, document reports, code editors and the Model Search) are currently open in the work area, by showing the view name and icon. The currently displayed view is indicated by the diagram name being in bold on a white tab. An asterisk against the tab name indicates that the diagram or view contains unsaved changes.


To open the view that you want, click on its tab. You can select options for saving, reloading, moving and closing the views from the tab context menu. You can also review the tabs and select one using the View Tab Switcher window. The tabs are located, by default, at the bottom of the Diagram View; if you prefer, you can move them to the top of the Diagram View, above the Status Bar, using the General Settings page of the Options dialog.

Access     Double-click on a diagram in the Project Browser, or select a view from the Main Menu | Right-click on the diagram tab

Diagram tabs context menu options



See also

Save Changes to '<tab name>'


Select this option to save changes made to the diagram or view.


Save All

Select this option to save changes made to the model.



Reload '<tab name>'

Select this option to reopen the diagram or view without the unsaved changes; that is, revert to the state before any of your changes were made.

This also refreshes the diagram or view from the repository, to show any changes made by other users in a shared model.


Refresh the diagram


Select this option to convert the diagram or view into a floating window that you can move around your screen(s).

An alternative is to simply click on the selected tab and drag it off the Diagram Tabs row.

You could use this option to display and work on several diagrams at the same time.

To restore a floating view to a tab in the Diagram View, right-click on its Caption Bar and select the Tabbed Document option.



Close '<tab name>'

Select this option to close the selected diagram or view; the system prompts you to save any changes.

You can also close the tab by clicking the middle mouse button/scroller.



Close All

Select this option to close all open diagrams and views; the system prompts you to save any unsaved changes.



Close All Except '<tab name>'

Select this option to close all diagrams and views except for '<tab name>'; the system  prompts you to save any  unsaved changes.



Close All <view type>

(Where several views of the same type can be opened at the same time, such as diagrams, report documents, or text editors.)

Select this option to close all views of the same type as the selected tab, leaving views of other types still open.




(Start Page only) Select this option to hide the Start Page.

To redisplay the Start Page, use the drop-down menu at the top right of the Diagram View, or select the Window | Show Start Page menu option.


Window Menu


·The only context menu option available for the Start Page tab is the Hide option
·You can change the sequence of tabs by clicking on each tab and dragging it to a different position, as required; however, you cannot change the position of the Start Page tab - when displayed, it always sits at the left-hand end of the sequence

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