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yonatan.lehman

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shortcuts for connector types EA14
« on: July 20, 2022, 05:29:45 pm »
I spent a lot of time drawing Activity diagrams (in EA 14)

Most of the connectors I draw are
- Control Flow
- Line Style Orthogonal Square

At the moment this takes a lot of clicking - there are 3 ways to choose a Control Flow (depending on what you are connecting) and I have to set the Line Style explicitly on every line.

Is there a way to change the default Line Style, or to define a keyboard shortcut that will set a connector type and Line Style?

The only think I found in the help was "F3 - create another connector of the same type as the last connector you used" - but nothing happened when I used F3.

For the curious this is what I'm doing at the moment:

1) Select Element, Quick Link, Drag
   a) Depending on what is being connected I get a different Dialog so
         i) Select Control Flow, 
         ii) Select Control Flow>Control Flow,
         iii)Curse-escape-select Control Flow from Toolbox
   b) connect the Source to the Target

2) Select Connector > Line Style > Orthogonal Square

I did find "Apply Line Style on Diagram" - but that doesn't really help unless I first draw all the lines on the diagram and then start laying out the connectors.

Thanks

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Re: shortcuts for connector types EA14
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2022, 02:30:30 am »
Hi Yonatan!
You could "Extend UML", create a diagram and publish that diagram as a UML Profile.
This UML profile works as a MDG, which has its own Toolbox.
Look the EA 14 Guide User and look for those step by step and realize that!.
Extending UML
https://sparxsystems.com/enterprise_architect_user_guide/16.0/modeling_languages/extended_uml_models.html
 Regards, Jhon!
If you need any help, don't doubt in contact me.

Jhon Campos
Andes Architecture, Colombia.

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Re: shortcuts for connector types EA14
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2022, 04:36:14 am »