Add New Diagrams

This topic explains how to add a UML diagram, Extended diagram or MDG Technology diagram to a model in Enterprise Architect.

How to:

Step

Action

See Also

1

In the Project Browser, select the appropriate package or element under which to place the diagram

 

2

Do one of the following:

  • In the Project Browser toolbar click on the New Diagram icon
  • Right-click to open the context menu and select the Add | Add Diagram or
    Add | Add <type> Diagram menu option
  • Press ( Insert )  and select the Add | Add Diagram or Add | Add <type> Diagram menu option, or
  • Select the Project | New Diagram menu option

The New Diagram dialog displays

 

3

The Name field defaults to the name of the selected package or element; if necessary, type a different name for the new diagram

 

4

In the Select From panel, click on the appropriate diagram category for the diagram

The Diagram Types panel displays a list of the diagram types within the selected category

UML Diagrams

5

In the Diagram Types panel, click on the type of diagram to create

 

6

Click on the OK button to create your new diagram

Enterprise Architect checks whether there is a template diagram for this diagram type in the Templates package and, if so, applies the display characteristics defined in that template

Set Element Templates Package

Notes:

  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Manage Diagrams permission to create new diagrams
  • The diagram type determines the default toolbar associated with the diagram and whether it can be set as a child of another element in the Project Browser (for example, a Sequence diagram under a Use Case)

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