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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.



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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
 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 »