Change the Source or Target Element

After you have created a connector between two elements, you might later want to change either the source or target. Instead of deleting and re-creating the connector, Enterprise Architect enables you to change the source or target. There are two ways of doing this: using the 'Set Source and Target' dialog or using the mouse.

Using the Set Source and Target dialog

Step

Action

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1

Right-click on the connector to open the context menu.

2

Select the 'Advanced | Set Source and Target' menu option.

The 'Set Source and Target' dialog displays.

3

Click on the drop-down arrows on the 'From Element' and 'To Element' fields, and select the source and target elements.

4

Click on the OK button to apply changes.

Using the mouse

Step

Action

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1

Click on the connector and position the cursor over the 'handle' at one end.

2

When the cursor changes, click the mouse and drag the handle to the new element.

Notes

  • The connector does not actually move until you release the mouse button over the new source or target element; however:
  • A dotted line shows where the connector would be during the move
  • The solid outline of the nearest element or extension changes to a hatched outline as you move the cursor onto it; this helps you identify where the connector should connect to, if there are many closely-arranged elements, Parts, Ports and other extensions