Import Image Library

Using the Image Library enables you to create attractive diagrams with custom images. A bundled clip art collection of UML-based images is available as an Imported Image Library, from the Sparx Systems website. Image libraries enable you to import a collection of images into the Image Manager in one process.

How to

To import the Image Library, follow the steps below (before starting, you must have a suitable Image Library file):

Step

Action

See also

1

Download the Image Library from the Sparx Systems website.

www.sparxsystems.com/resources/image_library.html

 

2

Select the Project | Model Import/Export | Import Reference Data menu option.

The Import Reference Data dialog displays.

 

 

3

Locate the XML Image Library file to import using the Select File button.

The file name is ImageLibrary.xml in the directory in which you saved the file.

 

 

4

Select the data set containing the Image Library. Then click on the Import button.

 

 

 

To use the images contained within the Image Library

Step

Action

See also

1

Create a diagram to associate with the images contained in the Image Library.

 

 

2

Select the element to change from the default appearance to one of the images contained within the library.

 

 

3

Either:

Press ( Ctrl+Shift+W ), or
Right-click on the selected element and select the Appearance | Select Alternate Image context menu option

 

 

4

On the Image Manager dialog, in the Name field highlight the appropriate image name and  click on the OK button.

 

 

Notes

Images contained within the Image Library are copyright of Sparx Systems, are only available for use in conjunction with Enterprise Architect, and are supplied on the understanding that they are not used under any other circumstance