Diagram Tab

The Diagram tab of the diagram Properties dialog enables you to define the representation of the diagram.

Access:     Diagram | Properties > Diagram

Use to:

  • Define the representation of a diagram




See also

Use Alias if Available

Display the element alias as the name if the alias is specified


Show Additional Parents

Show the name of all parents not in the current diagram for all Classes and interfaces


Show Page Border

Show a page border to align elements with


Show Diagram Details

Show diagram details in a note in the top left corner of the diagram

Deselect to hide the diagram details


Show Sequence Notes

Show the Sequence Notes on the current diagram


Show Namespace

Show the namespace of each element on the diagram, as part of the element name; for example:



Fully Qualified Namespace

(If Show Namespace is selected) show the fully qualified namespace of each element on the diagram, under the element; for example:



Hand Drawn

Display the diagram contents as if they had been roughly drawn by hand; for example:



Whiteboard Mode

Displays the diagram as if it had been drawn on a whiteboard, with white fill and background; for example:



Disable fully scoped object names

Prevent the display of fully-qualified object names on the diagram


Page Setup

Adjust the scaling of the image according to the size of the page it is to be printed on

Scale Image to Page Size

Print Page Header and Page Footer

Add page headers and footers to a print-out of the diagram; the headers and footers are generated from the diagram characteristics, such as the name of the creator and the date of modification


Always Open as Element List

Always display the diagram contents as a Diagram List rather than as a diagram

Diagram List

Always Open as Gantt

Always display the diagram contents as a Gantt chart


Set Layout Style

Define the layout of the diagram, to be applied automatically when you select the Layout Diagram options

Layout Diagram

RTF Document Options

Options for generating RTF reports for a particular diagram

Document Options

Exclude image from RTF documents

Exclude this diagram image from any RTF document generated on the parent package or element


Document each contained element in RTF

Include documentation on each element in this diagram, in any RTF document generated on the parent package or element

Generate RTF Documentation

Divide Diagram into Multiple Pages

Divide each large diagram into separate pages in the RTF document

Scaled to page

Rotate Images

Rotate each diagram image by 90 degrees in the RTF document



  • The Divide Diagrams into Multiple Pages option is only effective when the Scaled Printing option is set to None on the Print Advanced dialog
  • Rotate Images is only available for bitmap (.bmp) images