Swimlanes

Enterprise Architect diagrams support Swimlanes for all diagram types. Swimlanes are vertical or horizontal bands in a diagram that divide the diagram into logical areas or partitions. In the example below the activities relating to particular entities within the model (such as the User, or the back end Repository) are placed within a containing swim lane to indicate their association.

Access:     Diagram | Swimlanes and Matrix > Swimlanes

Use to:

  • Add Swimlanes to a diagram

Reference:

Field

Usage

See also

Active

Indicates that the Swimlane dialog is active, as opposed to the Matrix dialog

Swimlanes Matrix

Orientation

Specifies the orientation of the swimlane, either vertical or horizontal

 

Line Color

Indicates the line color for the swimlane

 

Font Color

Indicates the font color for the swimlane

 

Line Width

Indicates the line width of the swimlane

 

Locked

Indicates that the swimlane can not be moved on the diagram

 

Bold Font

Indicates that the name given to the swimlane is set to bold

 

Hide Classifier

Indicates that the classifier name is not shown on the diagram

 

Hide Names

Indicates that the names set for swimlanes do not appear on the dialog

 

Show Names in Title Bar

Specifies that the name given to a swimlane appear in the title bar

 

Hand (Up)

If more than one element is present within a swimlane, this button moves a highlighted element up one entry within the Swimlanes list

 

Hand (Down)

If more than one element is present within a swimlane, this button moves a highlighted element down one entry within the Swimlanes list

 

New

Opens the Swimlane Details dialog, allowing specification of the Name, Classifier and Background Color

Swimlane Details

Modify

Opens the Swimlane Details dialog, allowing modification of the Name, Classifier and Background Color

Swimlane Details

Delete

Deletes a Swimlane from the Swimlanes List

 

Swimlanes List

The list of the currently defined Swimlanes

 

Notes:

  • If you set a background color for a swimlane, it takes on the same shading profile as the main diagram background