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Create Time Intervals

You can create time intervals on Timing elements in a number of ways.

Create a Time Interval using the Interval Bar context menu

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1. Right-click on the Interval Bar at approximately the point at which to start or finish the Time Interval, and select the 'Create Time Interval' option.

2. The Time Interval displays down all the timeline elements, as a narrow pale band with a blue compression box at the top.

3. Move the cursor to the edge of the Time Interval in the Interval Bar so that the cursor changes to the drag form and drag the edge to the correct start or end point.

Create a Time Interval using the Interval Bar and Shift key

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1

Move the cursor over the Interval Bar and press Shift.

The cursor changes shape ().

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Click to create the Time Interval.

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Move the cursor to the edge of the Time Interval in the Interval Bar so that the cursor changes to the drag form () and drag the edge to the correct start or end point.

Create a Time Interval using the Timeline context menu

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Right-click on the timeline just after a transition.

The context menu displays.

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Click on the 'Select' option.

Enterprise Architect creates a Time Interval defining the period from the selected transition up to the next transition.

If there are other Time Intervals in this period, Enterprise Architect replaces them with the single Time Interval for the transition state; you should consider this when creating the Time Interval, as it extends across the other Timeline elements in the diagram.

A value of this method is that it creates a Time Interval for a period in which no transitions occur, which could be lengthy; you can then compress this Time Interval to hide the period of inactivity.

Compress Timeline