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Add Sub Menu

The element 'Add' submenu provides a list of appropriate elements that can be added as child elements to the selected element. It also provides options for creating child diagrams, including Composite diagrams, and for adding connectors.

Access

Context Menu

Project Browser | Right-click on element | Add

Options

Option

Description

See also

Port

Select this option to add a Port element to the border of the selected element.

Port

Composite Structure Diagram

Select this option to set the selected element as a Composite Element and create a new Composite Structure diagram (if none exists). If the selected element already contains a child diagram, the existing diagram will instead be referenced as the element's Composite diagram.

Composite Elements Composite Structure Diagram

Select Composite Diagram

Select this option to set the selected element as Composite and link it to a specified diagram. The linked diagram could exist anywhere within the current repository.

Activity

Select this option to add an Activity behavior element and one of its associated diagrams to the selected classifier element.

Activity Classifiers and Instances

Interaction

Select this option to add an Interaction behavior element and one of its associated diagrams to the selected classifier element.

Interaction Occurrence Classifiers and Instances

StateMachine

Select this option to add a StateMachine Behavior element and one of its associated diagrams to the selected classifier element.

State Machine Classifiers and Instances

RuleFlow Activity

Select this option to add a Rule Flow Activity element and associated diagram to a Class, in Business Rule Modeling.

Create a Rule Flow Activity

Construction Diagram

Select this option to create a Construction rendition of the element on a Construction diagram. The Construction rendition is a rectangular element outline with a C in the bottom right corner, and compartments automatically enabled; the compartments show various Project Management items with Progress Bars where appropriate, as you define them in the Construct window.

The Construct Facility

Add Diagram

Select this option to create a diagram to explain or expand on the selected classifier element, using the 'New Diagram' dialog.

Add New Diagrams

Add Custom Reference

Select this option to set up cross references between elements in a diagram and the selected element in the Project Browser.

Cross references

Create Link

Select this option to create a connector to another element.

Create Connector in Project Browser

Notes

  • Elements such as Actors, Classes and Activities can define a large amount of information that can be conveniently represented by or expanded in a child diagram; the 'Add' sub-menu for these elements provides all of the options listed
  • Elements such as Timing, Exit and History have much more specific functions that do not require expansion; the 'Add' sub-menu for these elements only provides the 'Create Link' option