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Shape Editor

The Shape Editor enables a Technology Developer to specify custom shapes via a scripting language; that is, to create Shape Scripts. These custom shapes are drawn instead of the standard UML notation. Each script is associated with a particular Stereotype, and is drawn for every element of that stereotype.



  • Shape Scripts adopt the same color gradient settings as normal elements, as defined in the Standard Colors page of the Options dialog.
  • If an element's appearance is modified by a Shape Script, many of the Advanced context menu options for that element are disabled.

For information on creating Shape Scripts, see the Shape Scripts topic.