Add New Diagrams

Enterprise Architect provides a number of ways in which to create a new UML diagram, Extended diagram or MDG Technology diagram in your model. The principal method is to select the Package or element under which to create the diagram and select a menu option to add it, as explained here.

Add a new diagram to the model

Step

Action

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1

In the Project Browser, click on the Package or element under which to place the diagram.

2

Either:

  • In the Project Browser toolbar, click on the icon, or
  • Right-click to open the context menu and select the 'Add Diagram' (Package) or 'Add | Add Diagram' (element) option, or
  • Press the Insert key and select the 'Add Diagram' menu option

The 'New Diagram' dialog displays.

3

The 'Package' field defaults to the name of the selected Package in the Project Browser. If necessary, click on the button and select a different Package to create the diagram under.

(The button is disabled when you are creating a diagram under an element, and the 'Parent' field shows the name of the element under which you are creating the diagram.)

4

The 'Diagram' field defaults to the name of the selected Package or element; if necessary, type a different name for the new diagram.

5

In the 'Select From' panel, click on the appropriate technology or category for the diagram.

The 'Diagram Types' panel displays a list of the diagram types for the selected category.

UML Diagrams

6

In the 'Diagram Types' panel, click on the type of diagram to create.

7

Click on the OK button to create your new diagram.

Enterprise Architect checks whether there is a template diagram for this diagram type in the Templates Package and, if so, applies the display characteristics defined in that template.

Set Element Templates Package

Notes

  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Manage Diagrams' permission to create new diagrams
  • The diagram type determines the default Toolbox associated with the diagram and whether it can be moved as a child of another element in the Project Browser (for example, a Sequence diagram under a Use Case)

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