Link Document to UML Element


This operation is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions.

Click on an element in the Project Browser, Element List, Model Search or diagram, and:

  • select the Element | Linked Document menu option
  • in the Notes window, click on the Linked Document icon in the toolbar
  • press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[D] or
  • right-click and select the (Create) Linked Document option from the context menu.

Alternatively, open the element Properties dialog and click on the Linked Document icon in the toolbar in the Notes field.

The following dialog displays.


Select the previously-created template from which to create the document.

Click on the OK button.

The Linked Document editor displays, in which you enter the text of the document.


When you have saved the document, an A symbol displays in the bottom right corner of the element.


For more information on how to create Linked Document Templates, see Create Linked Document Templates and Edit Linked Document Templates.