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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:



See also


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



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

Update the diagram name as required



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



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



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



  • 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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