Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Stereotype Settings

Enterprise Architect has an extensive set of Standard Element Stereotypes that you can apply to any UML construct. Using the Stereotypes tab of the UML Types dialog, a Technical Developer can also customize the stereotypes for your project by adding, modifying and deleting them. For information on customizing stereotypes, see Custom Stereotypes

Stereotypes can be modified to make use of metafiles (image files) or customized colors, or to make use of the Enterprise Architect Shape Scripts to make new element shapes to determine the shape and dimensions of the element.


In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Configure Stereotypes permission to add, modify or delete stereotypes.

To display the Stereotypes tab, select the Settings | UML menu option. The UML Types dialog displays, showing the Stereotypes tab.