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Diagram Tab

The 'Diagram' tab of the Diagram Properties window provides a number of fields and options you can set to define what the diagram shows and how the objects are presented.

Access

Ribbon

After selecting the Properties window using one of these methods, click on the first required diagram.

Start > Explore > Properties > Properties    or

Show > Portals > Window > Properties > Properties

Keyboard

Alt+1 > Diagram

Diagram Properties

Field

Description

See also

Name

Defaults to the name of the parent Package as the name of the diagram. If necessary, you can edit the name or overtype it with a new name.

Type

Displays the diagram type. You cannot edit this field.

Stereotype

(Optional) Type in the name of a diagram stereotype to apply, or click on the drop-down arrow and select a stereotype from the list.

You can define stereotypes to select here using the 'Configure > Reference Data > UML Types' ribbon option, selecting the 'Stereotypes' page and creating stereotypes with a 'Base Class' of 'Diagram'.

UML Stereotypes

Author

Defaults to the name of the person who created the diagram. If necessary, you can overtype this or click on the drop-down arrow and select an alternative name from the list.

Applied Metamodel

Displays the name of the metamodel on which the diagram is based. If necessary, click on the drop-down arrow at the right of the field and select a different metamodel.

Filter to Metamodel

Select this checkbox to filter the diagram to 'fade' all elements that are not derived from the same metamodel as the selected element.

Filter to Context

Select this checkbox to filter the diagram to 'fade' all elements that have no relationships with the selected element (the context element), so that only those in the relationship group are apparent.

How to Context Filter a Diagram

Version

Displays the version number of the diagram. This defaults to 1.0 when the diagram is created, and you update the version manually according to the conventions applied in your workplace.

Filter to Version

Select this checkbox to filter the elements on the diagram and mute those that do not have the same version number as the diagram. This is of particular value when you are working on the elements of a cloned diagram and want to distinguish between elements that have been cloned to match the diagram and Package structure, and elements that are still the same version as the source.

You can use the facility to check more generally which elements are not of the same version as the diagram, such as when you drag elements from the Project Browser as links to local or, more especially, external elements.

New to Version

Select this checkbox to set the version of every new element added to the diagram to the same version as the diagram. Elements dragged and dropped from the Diagram Toolbox or added using the 'New Element' dialog will have the same version as the diagram. The version value of elements dragged and dropped from the Project Browser will not be updated.

Display as

This field defines the format of the display whenever the diagram is opened. The setting persists until it is specifically changed. The field defaults to 'Diagram' to depict elements rendered as shapes joined by connectors. Click on the drop-down arrow and select:

  • Specification - to always display the diagram contents as a list of text descriptions in the Specification Manager
  • List - to always display the diagram contents as a list of elements (Diagram List) rather than as a diagram
  • Gantt - to always display the diagram contents as a Gantt chart
The Project Gantt View Specification Manager - Overview Diagram List

Hand Drawn

Select this checkbox to display the diagram contents as if they had been roughly drawn by hand.

Whiteboard

Select this checkbox to display the diagram as if it had been drawn on a whiteboard, with white fill and background.

Disable fully scoped object names

Select this checkbox to disable the use of fully scoped object names for elements in this diagram.

Display Element Lock Status

Select this checkbox to add a locking indicator (! or !) outside the top left corner of each locked element on the diagram.

If the element is:

  • Fully locked or locked by another user, the indicator is red
  • Locked by you or by another user in the same user group as you, the indicator is blue
  • Not locked, no indicator displays

Theme

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the theme to apply to the current diagram. The field defaults to the value 'Use global theme', which applies the theme selected on the 'Diagram > Theme' page of the model 'Preferences' dialog.

Diagram Theme Options

MDG Technology

If the diagram is part of a model created for an MDG Technology, this field displays the name of that technology

GUID

Read-only field, displaying the GUID of the selected diagram.

WebEA

Displays the URL to access this diagram in WebEA. This URL is defined in WebEA itself.

Notes

  • In the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Update Diagrams' permission to update diagram properties