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General Tab

You use the 'General' tab of the diagram 'Properties' dialog to record facts concerning the diagram as an object, such as its title, version and modification date.

Access

Ribbon

Design > Diagram > Manage > Properties > General

Layout > Diagram > Manage > Properties > General

Context Menu

Right-click diagram in Project Browser | Properties | General

Right-click background of open diagram | Properties | General

Set Diagram Properties

Option

Action

See also

Name

Defaults to the name of the parent Package, as the name of the diagram.

If necessary, overtype the field with a different diagram name. You can change the diagram name in this field whenever necessary.

Author

Defaults to the name of the person who created the diagram.

If necessary, overtype the field with a different author name, or click on the drop-down arrow and select a name from the list. You might do this if the diagram becomes the responsibility of another person.

Version

Displays the version number (or other version reference) that has been manually set for the diagram. If this is a cloned diagram, the version number will have been defined as part of the cloning process. If no number has been set, the field defaults to 1.0.

To update the version number, overtype the field.

Filter to Version

Select this checkbox to filter the elements on the diagram and mute those that do not have the same version number as the diagram. This is of particular value when you are working on the elements of a cloned diagram and want to distinguish which have been cloned to match the diagram and Package structure and which are still the same version as the source.

You can use the facility to check more generally which elements are not of the same version as the diagram, such as when you drag elements from the Project Browser as links to local or, more especially, external elements.

The filter takes effect when you click on the OK button.

Traceability

Stereotype

(Optional) Type in the name of a diagram stereotype to apply, or click on the drop-down arrow and select a stereotype from the list.

You can define stereotypes to select here using the 'Configure > Reference Data > UML Types' ribbon option, selecting the 'Stereotypes' page and creating stereotypes with a 'Base Class' of 'Diagram'.

Stereotypes Tab

Created

Automatically displays the date on which the diagram was created.

If necessary, overtype the field with an amended creation data, or click on the drop-down arrow and select the date.

Modified

Automatically displays the date and time when the diagram was last modified.

Notes

Type in any additional information on the diagram. You can format the notes using the Notes toolbar at the top of the field.

Notes Toolbar

OK

If you have finished updating the diagram properties, click on this button to save the changes and close the 'Properties' dialog.

Cancel

If you do not want to save the changes you have made, click on this button to discard the changes and close the dialog.

Help

Click on this button to display this Help topic.

Notes

  • 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 update diagram properties

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