Diagram Properties

You can set several properties of a diagram using the diagram Properties dialog. Some properties influence the display and some are logical attributes that appear in the documentation.


  • 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 change diagram properties.
  • You can also set the default diagram background color and the element fill color on the Standard Colors page of the Options dialog. You can set color gradients for both diagram background and element fill color on the Diagram Appearance page of the dialog..

There are several options for opening the diagram Properties dialog for a given diagram:

  • Select the Diagram | Properties menu option to open the Properties dialog for the currently active diagram
  • Right-click on the required diagram in the Project Browser and select the Properties context menu option
  • Right-click on the background of the open diagram and select the Properties context menu option
  • Double-click in the background of the open diagram.


In the Diagram Properties dialog you can set properties including name, author and version information, zoom factor, paper size and layout, diagram notes and various appearance attributes. Once you have made any necessary changes, click on the OK button to save and exit.

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