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Set Diagram Properties

You can set several properties of a diagram using the 'Diagram Properties' dialog. Some properties influence the display of the diagram and some are logical attributes that appear in the documentation.

There are several options for opening the 'Diagram Properties' dialog for a given diagram:

  • Right-click on the required diagram in the Project Browser and select the 'Properties' context menu option
  • Double-click in the background of the open diagram
  • Right-click on the background of the open diagram and select the 'Properties' option
  • Select the 'Design > Diagram > Manage > Properties' ribbon option to open the 'Properties' dialog for the currently open diagram

In the 'Diagram Properties' dialog you can set properties including name, author and version information, zoom factor, paper size and layout, diagram notes and various appearance attributes.


  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Update Diagrams' permission to change diagram properties
  • Using the 'Diagram - Gradients and Background' page of the 'Preferences' dialog, you can define the default diagram background color and color gradients for all your diagrams; these settings are also applied to any Diagram Theme you apply across your model

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