The Relationships Window

The Relationships window displays all connectors between an element selected from a diagram or the Project Browser, and other elements. This provides a quick overview of an element's relationships in the model.

Access:    View | Relationships




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The Relationships window shows, for each connector, the:

  • Connector type
  • Any stereotype on the connector
  • The Source and Target elements in the relationship
  • The direction of the relationship
  • Any stereotype on the Target element
  • The Target element type
  • The Target and Source element roles, if any

It also has a Target in Diagram column which, if the Target element for a connector is visible in the currently loaded diagram, contains the value Yes; this is very useful when you are dragging related elements from the Relationships list onto the current diagram

Adding the target element to the diagram does not change the context to that element; the originally-selected element (the subject of the Relationships window) remains in context, and you continue working with that element



Double-click on a connector in the list to display the <connector type> Properties dialog, on which you can edit the connector attributes

Right-click on a connector to open the context menu, which provides options to:

  • locate the related element in the Project Browser
  • view the related element properties
  • delete the connector
  • hide certain connectors in diagrams
  • show hidden connectors
  • locate the selected element in any other diagrams in which it occurs
  • place the related element in the current diagram (if it is not currently visible in the diagram); this is useful in building a picture of what an element interacts with, especially when reverse engineering an existing code base



  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, with security on, the diagram and the source and target elements must be free for editing before some of these options are available for use