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Set User Avatar

When you are contributing to element discussions, Chats or Watches, your contributions are indicated by your user ID. You can also define an icon that represents your User ID - that is, an Avatar - to display in front of your ID, so that your statements can be more easily recognised in the conversation. This avatar is defined for your user ID within the model.

User security must be enabled in order to identify each user and hence display their avatars in the discussions.

If you do not want to show users' avatars in the discussions that you are reviewing, you can hide them.

Define an Avatar

  1. Create and/or locate a suitable image to use as your avatar.
  2. In Enterprise Architect, drag the 'Image Asset' icon from the 'Artifact' page of the Diagram Toolbox onto a diagram.
  3. The 'Select an Image' dialog automatically displays; browse for and select the image you have identified to use as your avatar.
  4. Save the diagram.

Assign the Avatar

  1. Select the ribbon option 'Configure > Security > Manage > User Settings > Set Avatar'.
  2. The 'Select image for avatar' dialog displays. Browse for and select the Image Asset Artifact you created earlier.
  3. Click on the OK button. The image is associated with your user ID.
  4. Open the Discussions window ('Start > Today > Discussion > Discuss') and create a discussion item, then click away from it. Your avatar should now display against the message you have created.

You can repeat the process with a different image if you decide to change your avatar.

Hide all avatars

If you do not want to show avatars in the Discussions, Chats or Watches in your own work sessions, deselect the 'Configure > Security > Manage > User Settings > Show user avatars' option.

To display avatars again, re-select the option.