Advanced Connector Management Options

The Advanced section of the connector context menu contains the following options:

Menu Option

Action

Shortcut

See also

Set Source and Target

Change the source and/or target of the connector.

 

Change the source and/or target

 

Change Type

Change the connector type.

 

 

Change the connector type

Change Direction

Keep the ends of the connector the same but change the direction setting. There are four options:

Unspecified
Source -> Destination
Destination -> Source
Bi-Directional

 

 

 

Reverse Direction

Reverse the ends of the connector; for example, if the connector is an arrow, the arrowhead swaps to the other end.

This command maintains the direction of the connector (such as Source -> Destination).

 

 

 

Specialize Associations

Specify how the properties of this Association specialize the properties of other Associations.

 

 

 

Information Items Conveyed

Add information items to an Information Flow connector.

 

Information Item Conveyed

Information Flow

 

Information Flows Realized

Realize any information items conveyed on an Information Flow connector between two elements.

 

 

Information Item Realized

Dependency Stereotypes

Select a stereotype for the Dependency (or Trace, Role Binding, Occurrence or Represents connector).

 

 

 

Extension Points

On an Extend connector between two Use Cases, provides options to:

Specify which Extension Point (if any) in the target Use Case the connector and its source Use Case relate to
Show or hide the Note element that identifies the defined Extension Point
 

 

Extend

Notes

Context menus vary slightly between connector types, and not all menu options are present on all connector context menus; the type-specific menu options are not always included