Define Element Characteristics

It is possible to show a number of element characteristics on a selected diagram. You can define which of these characteristics to show, by selecting the corresponding check boxes on the Elements tab of the diagram Properties dialog (and, conversely, which to hide by clearing their check boxes). You can also override the model default coding language and set a different language for the elements in the context of this diagram.

Access     Diagram | Properties > Elements

Set Component Display Options

Field

Action

See also

Use Stereotype Icons

For elements that have whole shapes drawn by Enterprise Architect (such as Analysis stereotypes), select this checkbox to draw the alternative shape (if defined).

For elements that have an icon displayed in the top right corner (such as an Artifact element), if Show Element Stereotypes is selected, select this checkbox to display the stereotype icon instead of the stereotype text.

 

Analysis stereotypes

 

Artifact

Show Element Stereotypes

For elements that have whole shapes drawn by Enterprise Architect, if Use Stereotype Icons is deselected, select this checkbox to display any stereotype on the element.

For elements that have an icon displayed in the top right corner, select this checkbox to indicate that a stereotype is present (icon if Use Stereotype Icons is selected, text if not).

 

 

Show Data Model Owner

Select this checkbox to display the owner of each Table element in the diagram.

This is defined in the Owner Tagged Value on the table or, for PostgreSQL, Owner To.

 

Set Table Owner

Show Element Property String

 

Select this checkbox to show the advanced property string for all elements; for example, {leaf}.

 

Show Compartments

Select each checkbox to show the corresponding named feature or property compartment for all  elements using rectangle notation on the diagram:

Attributes
Operations
Tags (Tagged Values)
Requirements
Constraints
Testing (Testing Scripts)
Maintenance (Maintenance Scripts)
Package Contents
Notes
 

Deselect the checkbox for each compartment you want to hide.

If you have added custom compartments to your model display, such as Related Elements, Flow Ports or Parts, Show Compartments checkboxes are also listed for each of them. These checkboxes default to selected to show the compartments on the diagram; deselect the checkboxes to hide the compartments.

If the checkboxes do not seem to operate for an element on a diagram, also check the  Feature Visibility settings for that element.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Show Test Scripts Compartment

Show Maintenance Script in Diagram

 

 

 

Add Custom Compartments to Element
 

Feature Visibility

Language

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the programming language that elements created on this diagram receive, overriding the model default language.

If you do not want to override the model default, select the value <none> from the drop-down list.

 

 

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

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