UML Elements Toolbar

The UML Elements toolbar provides facilities for quickly and easily inserting UML and Technology elements into a diagram, as well as Notes, text, hyperlinks, diagram notes and diagram legends. You can also add connectors to a diagram, using this toolbar.

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Access    View | Toolbars | New Element

UML Elements Toolbar Options

Icon/Option

Action

Shortcut

See also

New Element

Click on this option to add a new element or connector to the current diagram.

The Toolbox Shortcut menu displays, from which you select the UML or Technology element or connector to insert.

 

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Toolbox Shortcut Menu

New Boundary

Click on this option and click on the current diagram to add a simple Boundary element to the diagram.

 

 

System Boundary

New Note

Click on this option and click on the current diagram to add a new Note element to the diagram.

When you add the Note to the diagram the Notes dialog displays, into which you type the Note text.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Create Notes and Text

New Text Element

Click on this option and click on the current diagram to add a simple text element to the diagram.

When you add the Text element to the diagram the Notes dialog displays, into which you type the text.

 

 

Diagram Note Element

Click on this option and click on the current diagram to add a Diagram Properties Note to the diagram.

 

 

Insert Diagram Properties Note

New Diagram Legend

Click on this option and click on the current diagram to add a diagram Legend element to the diagram.

The Legend dialog displays, on which you define the appearance of the Legend element itself and the appearance of the legends it defines.

 

 

Create Legends

New Hyperlink

Click on this option and click on the current diagram to add a Hyperlink element to the current diagram. You can use this element as a hyperlink to, for example, a web page, file or help topic.

The Hyperlink Details dialog displays.

 

 

Hyperlinks

New Note Link

Click on this option, click on the current diagram and 'drag' between a Note element and the element it annotates, to link the Note to the element.

 

 

Notelink

Notes

You can move this toolbar to any dockable position and it retains that position in subsequent sessions