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Compress Time Intervals

You can compress Time Intervals to conserve space on long timelines.

Uncompressed Time Intervals

Editing Timing Diagram Intervals in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Compressed Time Intervals

An example UML Timing diagram with compressed time intervals.


You can also compress and expand Time Intervals using context menu options.



The compression toggle boxes:

  • Compression box is expanded, click on this to compress the selected time interval
  • Compression box is compressed, click on this to expand the selected time interval again

The compressed sections of the timelines themselves, in all elements.

If there is space between the paired symbols, there are transitions within the compressed section.

If the timeline continues through the paired symbols there are no transitions in the compressed section.

The compressed sections in the time range underneath the elements.

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