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How To:

To add attributes and operations to a Class diagram element, follow the steps below:




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Open the diagram containing the element to which you are adding an attribute or operation




Click on the element and, within the element, on the item after which to insert the operation or attribute

The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected





  • Press ( Insert ) or
  • Right-click on the selected element item to display the context menu and select the Insert New After Selected menu option

Enterprise Architect inserts a new data line in the diagram, underneath the selected item



Type in the relevant information for the attribute or operation

Use the ( Tab )  and ( Tab+Shift )  keys to move the cursor through the segments of the attribute or operation, and select the classifier from either the:

  • Autocompletion list (press the ( Ctrl+Space )  keys) or
  • Select <Item> dialog (press the ( Ctrl+Shift+Space )  keys)

Autocompletion List

Select <Item> Dialog


Press ( Enter )  to accept the change or ( Esc )  to cancel the change

The diagram is updated to reflect the changes