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Add a View To Your Model

A View is a top level package, within a model. It can be categorized by purpose using different icon types, such as Use Case View, Component View  or Deployment View. Views are used to contain packages, diagrams and elements - the building blocks of your model.

Use To:

  • Create a new View in your project

How To:



See also


Select a model root node in the Project Browser, then either:

  • Click the Add a Package button on the Project Browser toolbar.
  • Select Project | New Package
  • Right-click the model root node, from the context menu select New View
  • Press ( Ctrl + W )

The Create New View dialog displays



Enter an appropriate name for the new View



Click the appropriate radio button to select an icon for the View



Click on the OK button

The Create New View dialog closes

The new View is created as a child of the selected model root node


Learn More:


  • There are six types of View, which represent conventional ways of categorizing the purpose of a Model View; these Views represent different structural or behavioral aspects of the same model