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Create a New Diagram

A diagram is a visual representation of the elements of your model and:

  • Their attributes and characteristics
  • How they are connected and/or interact with each other

Different diagram types show different aspects of the model and the relationships between elements.

Add new diagrams to your model

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1

Click on a Package or View in the Project Browser, then either:

  • Click on the Project Browser Add diagram. button, or
  • Press Ctrl+Insert, or
  • Select the 'Design > Diagram > Insert' ribbon option, or
  • Right-click on the Package or View and select the 'Add Diagram' option

The 'New Diagram' dialog displays.

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2

Enterprise Architect provides a default diagram name that is the same as the parent Package name.

Overtype this with your preferred diagram name, if necessary.

3

Click on the 'Select From' header and select the Perspective Group and Perspective most appropriate to the area you are working in.

The panel below the header displays a list of diagram groups; click on the required group.

4

In the 'Diagram Types' panel, click on the type of diagram to create.

A description of the selected diagram type displays in the field underneath this pane.

5

Click on the OK button.

  • The 'New Diagram' dialog closes
  • A new diagram is created as a child of the currently selected Package
  • The new diagram is opened in the Diagram View, ready for editing

Notes

  • When you create a Package, if you leave the 'Create Diagram' option selected, the 'New Diagram' dialog displays automatically

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