Advanced Menu Section

The Advanced section of the connector context menu contains the following options:

Menu Option

Use to

Set Source and Target

Change the source and/or target of the connector.

Change Type

Change the connector type.

Reverse Direction

Reverse the direction of the connector. For example, if the connector is an arrow, the arrowhead swaps to the other end.

Specialize Associations

Specify how the properties of this Association specialize the properties of other Associations.

Information Flows Realized

Realize any information items conveyed on an Information Flow connector between these same two elements.

Dependency Properties

Select a stereotype for the Dependency (or Trace, Role Binding, Occurrence or Represents connector).

Custom Properties

Display the Custom Properties dialog, on which you can set the values for predefined properties for a particular type of connector. For example, set isDerived to True or False for an Association.


Not all menu options are present on all connector context menus. Context menus vary slightly between connector types. The type specific menu options are not always included, for example.