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Inline Features Submenu

The Inline Features sub-menu provides various options to directly edit Class diagram model elements from the Class diagram. Select the Element | Inline Features menu option to access this submenu.

Menu Option & Function Keys

Use to

Edit Selected  [F2]

Attach a note or attach a constraint to the element.

View Properties

Open the dialog containing details of the selected element feature, or the element if no feature is selected.

Insert New After Selected

Insert a new item in the element.

Create Linked Note

Add a Note element linked to the selected item, reflecting the content of that item.

Add Attribute  [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F9]

Add an attribute to the element.

Add Operation  [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F10]

Add an operation to the element.

Add Other  [Ctrl]+[F11]

Insert a feature on the specific element item, such as Maintenance features and Testing features.

Delete Selected from Model

Delete the selected item from the model.

Other options that are available while in editing elements mode in a diagram (when an attribute or operation is highlighted) include:


Use to


Accept current changes.


Accept current changes and open a new slot to add a new item.


Abort edit, without save.


Display the context menu for in-place editing.


Invoke the Set Element Classifier dialog.