Swimlanes

Enterprise Architect diagrams support Swimlanes for all diagram types. Swimlanes are vertical or horizontal bands in a diagram that divide the diagram into logical areas or partitions. In the example below the activities relating to particular entities within the model (such as the User, or the back end Repository) are placed within a containing swim lane to indicate their association.

Access     Diagram | Swimlanes and Matrix > Swimlanes

Use to

Add Swimlanes to a diagram

Reference

Field

Usage

See also

Active

Indicates that the Swimlane dialog is active, as opposed to the Matrix dialog.

 

Swimlanes Matrix

Orientation

Specifies the orientation of the swimlane, either vertical or horizontal.

 

 

Line Color

Indicates the line color for the swimlane.

 

 

Font Color

Indicates the font color for the swimlane.

 

 

Line Width

Indicates the line width of the swimlane.

 

 

Locked

Indicates that the swimlane can not be moved on the diagram.

 

 

Bold Font

Indicates that the name given to the swimlane is set to bold.

 

 

Hide Classifier

Indicates that the classifier name is not shown on the diagram.

 

 

Hide Names

Indicates that the names set for swimlanes do not appear on the dialog.

 

 

Show Names in Title Bar

Specifies that the name given to a swimlane appear in the title bar.

 

 

Hand (Up)

If more than one element is present within a swimlane, this button moves a highlighted element up one entry within the Swimlanes list.

 

 

Hand (Down)

If more than one element is present within a swimlane, this button moves a highlighted element down one entry within the Swimlanes list.

 

 

New

Opens the Swimlane Details dialog, allowing specification of the Name, Classifier and Background Color.

 

Swimlane Details

Modify

Opens the Swimlane Details dialog, allowing modification of the Name, Classifier and Background Color.

 

Swimlane Details

Delete

Deletes a Swimlane from the Swimlanes List.

 

 

Swimlanes List

The list of the currently defined Swimlanes.

 

 

Notes

If you set a background color for a swimlane, it takes on the same shading profile as the main diagram background