Creating a New Diagram

A diagram is a visual representation of the elements of your model, their attributes and characteristics, and how they are connected and/or interact with each other.

Different diagram types show different aspects of the model and the relationships between elements.

Use To:

  • Add new diagrams to your model

How To:

Step

Action

See also

1

Select a package or View in the Project Browser, then either:

  • Click on the Add a Diagram button on the Project Browser toolbar
  • Press ( Ctrl + Insert )
  • Select Project | New Diagram
  • Right-click the package or View and, from the context menu, select Add | Add Diagram

The New Diagram dialog displays

 

2

Enterprise Architect provides a default diagram name, that is the same name as the parent package

Update the diagram name as required

 

3

Select a category of diagrams in the left hand pane

The list of available diagram types in the right hand pane is updates according to your selection

 

4

Select the type of diagram to add from the right hand pane

 

5

Click on the OK button

The New Diagram dialog closes

A new diagram is created as a child of the currently selected package

The new diagram is opened in the Diagram View, ready for editing

 

Notes:

  • When you create a package, if you leave the Automatically add new Diagram option selected, the New Diagram dialog displays automatically

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