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Edit Custom Compartment

Items listed within a Custom Compartment can also be in-place edited. They have a similar in-place editing menu as other compartment items such as Operations and Attributes within a Class.

For example: a SysML Block element can have a Parts custom compartment. In-place editing can be performed upon the Parts listed within this compartment.

In-place edit an item in a Custom Compartment



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Open the diagram containing the element.


Click on the element and on the item to change within the custom compartment.

The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.

A SysML Block element in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect showing a part selected in the parts compartment for in-place editing tasks.


Right-click on the item.

The context menu displays.


Select the 'Edit Selected' menu option, or press F2 to enable you to edit the item directly from the diagram.

The name of the item is highlighted.


Delete or type over the name.


Press the Enter key to accept the change, or Esc to cancel the change.


  • Custom Compartments such as Parts and Ports within a SysML Block also provide a Set Type command on the right-click menu to set the classifier type of the selected item.

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