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Change Diagram Type

If necessary, you can change the type of a diagram to another type. This is useful if you have either made a mistake in selecting the diagram type to begin with, or if the purpose and nature of a diagram changes during analysis.



Layout > Diagram > Manage > Change Type

Change a diagram type



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On the 'Change Diagram Type' dialog, in the 'Select From' panel, click on the appropriate technology or category containing the new type for the diagram.

The 'Diagram Types' panel displays a list of the diagram types for the selected category.

UML Diagrams


In the Diagram Types panel, click on the diagram type to change to.


Click on the OK button to change the diagram type.

The system checks whether there is a template diagram for this diagram type in the Templates Package and, if so, applies the display characteristics defined in that template.

Set Element Templates Package


  • Some diagram types do not switch to others; for example, you cannot change a Class diagram into a Sequence diagram