Model Specific Options

Some of the general options that you can define apply only to the model in which they are set, and affect all users of that model. One option is specific to SysML Control Flows.

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Control system behavior

Field/Button

Action

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File Directory

Type in the default directory name for the shared files you define on the 'Files' tab of an element's 'Properties' dialog (maximum 50 characters).

Associated Files

Font Face

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font in which to display all element text in diagram renditions of elements.

Font Size

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font size in which to display all element text in diagram renditions of elements.

Clear

Click on this button to clear the 'Font Face' and 'Font Size' fields.

Ignore image transparency

Select this checkbox to ignore transparency for all images in the model, effectively rendering them as 24-bit images.

Deselect the checkbox to show the transparency for all (32-bit) images on which it has been used.

Message Spacing

Type in the vertical gap (in points, between 15 and 45) to maintain between Sequence Messages on a Sequence diagram.

This spacing can be overridden manually by dragging a Message up or down.

Notes

  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Manage Project Settings' permission to set, change or clear the 'Font Face' and 'Font Size' fields
  • You can also define User fonts on the 'Options' dialog that apply to any diagram you display in any model; the User font is overridden by the Model font, to ensure that all members of the project team have a consistent and coherent view of the model
  • Model fonts are themselves overridden by specifically-defined element fonts, so that the element is viewed as designed regardless of the model defaults; to define the font for a specific element, right-click on the element in a diagram and select the 'Appearance | Set Font' option
  • It is recommended that a project authority sets the Model font, and all project members abide by it and do not change it without project approval; in editions where security is enabled, changes can be restricted by allocating permission only to the project authority

SysML Options

Field/Button

Action

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Dashed Line for Control Flow

Select this option to draw all control flows on SysML diagrams as dashed lines. Deselect this option to draw all control flows on SysML diagrams as solid lines.

This option does not affect control flows on non-SysML diagrams, which will always be drawn as solid lines.

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