Element

In creating your elements, you can make use of a wide range of facilities to add features and properties to each element, control each element's appearance and generate code from the element (if a Class or Interface).

Access     Element

Element Management Options

Option

Action

Shortcut

See also

Properties Window

Edit the common properties of the selected element in a table, the Properties window.

 

Alt+1

Properties Window

Element Browser

Explore the components of the selected element, in the Element Browser window.

 

Alt+9

The Element Browser

Relationships

List the selected element's connectors in the Relationships window.

 

Ctrl+Shift+2

The Relationships Window

Scenarios & Rules

List and edit the Scenarios, internal Constraints and Requirements for the selected element, on tabs of the main work space.

 

Ctrl+Shift+3

Element Scenarios & Requirements

Testing

Create and manage Unit, Integration, System, Acceptance and Scenario test records for the selected element, using the Testing window.

 

Alt+3

Working on Test Records

Maintenance

Create and manage defect, change, issue and task records for the selected element, using the Maintenance window.

 

Alt+4

Working on Maintenance Items

Project Management

Create and manage resource allocation, effort, risk and metric records for the selected element, using the Project Management window.

 

Ctrl+Shift+7

The Project Management Window

Linked Document

Create or open a rich text document attached to the selected element.

 

Ctrl+Alt+D

Create Linked Document on UML Element

Appearance

Set up an alternative appearance for the element, or change the text font size of element size, using the Appearance submenu.

 

 

Appearance Submenu

Advanced

Add Tagged Values to the selected element, and manage how the element interacts with related elements, using the Advanced submenu.

 

 

Advanced Submenu

Find in Project Browser

Find the currently selected element in the Project Browser.

If no element is selected, find the current diagram in the Project Browser.

 

Alt+G

 

Find in Diagrams

List all occurrences of the currently selected element in any diagram.

 

Ctrl+U

Show Element Use

Attributes

View and edit the attributes for the selected element.

 

F9

General Properties of Attributes

Operations

View and edit the operations (methods) for the selected element.

 

F10

General Properties of Operations

Feature Visibility

Select which features and characteristics of the selected element are visible on a diagram, using the Feature and Compartment Visibility window.

 

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Feature Visibility

Inline Features

Make changes to the properties and features of the element within the element shape on the diagram, through the element Inline Features submenu.

 

 

Inline Features Submenu

Source Code Engineering

Generate source code and, subsequently, synchronize the element against the code, through the element Source Code Engineering submenu.

 

 

Source Code Engineering Submenu

Show Source Viewer

View and edit the source code that has already been generated for the element, or write new code, in the Source Code window.

 

Alt+7

Editing Source Code

Open Source in External Editor

Open the source code of the selected Class in an editor external to Enterprise Architect (defined in the Editor field on the Language Options page for the programming language of the Class).

Source code must have been generated, and the selected element must be a Class.

 

F12

Editing Source Code

Language Options

Properties

View and edit the properties of the selected element, using the element Properties dialog.

 

Alt+Enter

Properties Dialog