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Lifeline Head sizing
« on: June 14, 2016, 08:47:01 pm »
Does anyone know if there is a way to control the height of the rectangle that forms the head of a lifeline on a sequence diagram?

I have a (SysML) block that contains several part properties. When I drop (an instance of) the block onto a sequence diagram EA brings up the Structural Features dialogue box and asks me if I want to display any of these on the diagram too - very helpful  :)

However, these "nested" parts take up a lot of real-estate on diagram. If I make then very narrow then the text within the nested part overflows outside the bounding rectangle since EA seems to keep them at a fixed height, and there seems no way to change this! ??? This makes the diagram look rather messy (and doesn't do my OCD any favours!)

The other option would be to suppress the name of the part on the diagram. Unfortunately, EA seems to only let me suppress the type - which I am not keen to do as we name our part properties using acronyms - which makes the diagram rather hard to interpret

Any suggestions?


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Re: Lifeline Head sizing
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2016, 09:16:55 pm »
You can't (AFAIK). Write a feature request.