Diagram List

The Diagram List is a tabular, editable view of elements in a selected diagram, which can be displayed in the main workspace. You can use the Diagram List to:

  • Streamline the process of creating and updating elements in a diagram selected from the Project Browser; this can be particularly useful for analysts to create and maintain formal requirement definitions within the model
  • Print the list or generate a document report directly from the entries on the list

Access diagram | Diagram | Alternate Views | List View

Project Browser > diagram (Ctrl+Alt+R)

diagram > Right-click | Switch to List View




See also

The Diagram List

The Diagram List is related to the Package Browser, which lists the elements in a selected Package; however, the Package Browser has a wider range of options.

Package Browser


The Diagram List is displayed in 'User Defined' format, where you can change how the element information is structured on the screen using the value-grouping band below the toolbar.

List Header

Change display

  • Sort the items by any column value in ascending or descending order, by clicking on the column header; initially the elements are listed in numerical order (if level numbering is turned on in the Project Browser) or alphabetical order within type
  • Apply a diagram filter for elements (the Fade, Gray Scale and Hide modes reduce the number of elements listed; Select mode has no effect)
  • Change the sequence of columns, by dragging column headers left or right

Diagram filters

Display Element Properties

Double-click on the element entry.

Select Items


  • an element by clicking on it
  • a specific value by clicking twice on it (not double-clicking); either the value becomes directly editable or the 'Properties' dialog displays in which you can edit the value
  • several individual elements by holding Ctrl as you click on them
  • a range of elements by holding Shift as you click on the first and last in the range

Add new items to the diagram

Create new elements on the Diagram List, using the toolbar or context menu options; these elements are automatically added to the diagram.

Package Browser Options

Delete elements from the list

Select the item and press Ctrl+D.

Include each element's notes (documentation)

Notes are shown underneath the element.

To add or edit notes, click on the item and press Ctrl+Space to transfer control to the Notes window, in which you create or edit the note text.

Package Browser Options

Review the element's custom (advanced) properties

Right-click on the item and select the 'Properties' option, then select the 'Advanced' page.

Further Options

You can do further work on the Diagram List using the same toolbar and context menu options as for the Package Browser, except that the Diagram List does not have:

  • The Model Hierarchy format and hence does not have the button in the toolbar
  • The toggle button
  • The toggle button

The Diagram List does have these additional context menu options:

  • Diagram View - show the elements of the selected diagram as a diagram instead of as the Diagram List
  • Gantt View - show the list as a Gantt chart of resource allocations
  • Diagram Properties - display the 'Diagram Properties' dialog for the diagram

Package Browser Options Diagram Properties The Gantt View