Change the Source or Target Element

After you have created a connector between two elements, you might later want to change either the source or target. Instead of deleting and re-creating the connector, Enterprise Architect enables you to change the source or target. There are two ways of doing this: using the Set Source and Target dialog or using the mouse.

How to:

To change the source or target element of a connector using the Set Source and Target dialog, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

Right-click on the connector to open the context menu

 

2

Select the Advanced | Set Source and Target menu option

The Set Source and Target dialog displays

 

3

Click on the drop-down arrows on the From Element and To Element fields, and select the source and target elements

 

4

Click on the OK button to apply changes

 

 

To change the source or target element of a connector using the mouse, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

See also

1

Click on the connector and position the cursor over the 'handle' at one end

 

2

When the cursor changes, click the mouse and drag the handle to the new element

 

Notes:

  • The connector does not actually move until you release the mouse button over the new source or target element; however:
  • A dotted line shows where the connector would be during the move
  • The solid outline of the nearest element or extension changes to a hatched outline as you move the cursor onto it; this helps you identify where the connector should connect to, if there are many closely-arranged elements, Parts, Ports and other extensions