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Add a View to your Model

A View is a top level Package within a model. It can be categorized by purpose, such as Use Case View, Component View or Deployment View, the purpose being indicated by using different types of icon. Views are used to add an optional level of grouping of Packages, diagrams and elements - the building blocks of your model.

Add a View




In the 'Project' tab of the Browser window, right-click on the 'Model' icon (the model root node) and select the 'Add View' option.

The 'New Package' dialog displays.


In the 'Name' field, type an appropriate name for the new View.


To select an icon for the View, click on the button to the right of the 'Name' field', then click on the icon you wish to use in the displayed list (we suggest Simple).


Click on the OK button.

The 'New Package' dialog closes.

The new View is created as a child of the Model root node.


  • There are six types of View, which represent conventional ways of categorizing the purpose of a Model View; these types of View represent different structural or behavioral aspects of the same model

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