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

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

The 'New Diagram' dialog displays.

Create New Elements on a Diagram Move Objects Around UML Diagrams


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.


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.


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.


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


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