Configure Diagram Display

A diagram can show or hide information, and represent it in different ways depending on how you configure the display characteristics. You can maintain your display configuration using the Diagram tab of the diagram Properties dialog.

Access     Diagram | Properties > Diagram

Set the diagram display options

Field

Action

See also

Use Alias if Available

Select this checkbox to display the element alias as the element's name, wherever the alias is specified.

 

General Settings (element properties)

Show Additional Parents

Select this checkbox to show the names of all parent elements not in the current diagram, for all Classes and Interfaces.

 

 

Hide Page Border (All Diagrams)

 

Select this checkbox to disable the display of page borders on all diagrams in the model.

 

Hide Page Border (Current Diagram)

 

Select this checkbox to disable the display of the page border on the current diagram only.

 

Show Diagram Details

Select this checkbox to show diagram details in a note in the top left corner of the diagram.

 

diagdetails

 

Deselect the option to hide the diagram details.

 

 

Show Sequence Notes

(On a Sequence diagram) Select this checkbox to display the internal Notes for each Message down the left-hand edge of the diagram. Each note has the same number as the Message it comes from.

 

SequenceNote

 

 

Show Namespace

Select this checkbox to show the namespace of each element on the diagram, as part of the element name.

 

Shownmsps

 

 

Fully Qualified Namespace

(If Show Namespace is selected) Select this checkbox to show the fully qualified namespace of each element on the diagram, under the element.

 

Fullyqualifns

 

 

Hand Drawn

Select this checkbox to display the diagram contents as if they had been roughly drawn by hand.

 

Handdrawn

 

 

Whiteboard Mode

Select this checkbox to display the diagram as if it had been drawn on a whiteboard, with white fill and background.

 

whiteboard

 

(This illustration also has Hand Drawn mode enabled.)

 

 

Disable fully scoped object names

 

Select this checkbox to disable the use of fully scoped object names for elements in this diagram.

A scoped object name has the format MyClasses::foo, where the :: character indicates that the Class is within another namespace.

 

 

Page Setup

Adjust the scaling of the diagram image according to the size of the page it is to be printed on.

 

Scale Image to Page Size

 

Print Page Header and Page Footer

 

Select this checkbox to add page headers and footers to a print-out of the diagram. The headers and footers are generated from the diagram characteristics, such as the name of the creator and the date of modification.

 

 

Always Open as Element List

 

Select this checkbox to always display the diagram contents as a Diagram List rather than as a diagram.

Diagram List

Always Open as Gantt

Select this checkbox to always display the diagram contents as a Gantt chart.

 

The Gantt View

Set Layout Style

Click on this button to define the layout of the diagram, to be applied automatically when you select the Layout Diagram options.

 

Layout Diagram

Document Generation Options

 

These are options for generating document reports that include the selected diagram.

 

 

 

 

Document Options

Exclude image from Documentation

Select this checkbox to exclude this diagram image from any document report generated on the parent Package or element.

 

Document each contained element in Documentation

 

Select this checkbox to include documentation on each element in this diagram, in any document report generated on the parent Package or element.

Divide Diagram into Multiple Pages

 

Select this checkbox to divide each large diagram into separate pages in the document report.

Scaled to page

Rotate Images

Select this checkbox to rotate each diagram image by 90 degrees in the document report.

 

 

OK

If you have finished updating the diagram properties, click on this button to save the changes and close the Properties dialog.

 

 

Cancel

If you do not want to save the changes you have made, click on this button to discard the changes and close the dialog.

 

 

Help

Click on this button to display this Help topic.

 

 

Notes

The Divide Diagrams into Multiple Pages option is only effective when the Scaled Printing option on the Print Advanced dialog is set to None
Rotate Images is only available for bitmap (.bmp) images

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