Work With Diagram Filters

The Diagram Filters window is a dockable window, which you can move around or fix next to the Diagram View while you activate, deactivate and edit the filters.

Access:    View | Diagram Filters

Use to:

  • Create and edit filters
  • Set the effect of the filter
  • Enable and disable filters
  • Delete filters

How to:

To create a filter to be applied to your diagrams, follow the steps below:

Step

Action

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1

Perform one of the following actions:

  • On the Diagram Filter toolbar, click on the New Filter icon - the first on the left
  • Right-click on the list panel and select the New Filter context menu option

The Create New Diagram Filter dialog displays

 

2

In the Enter Filter Name field, type a name for the filter, then click on the OK button

The Diagram Filter dialog displays

 

3

In the Search On field, either:

  • Use the default value of Element or
  • Click on the drop-down arrow and select Connector

If you select Connector, the dialog changes to offer a smaller set of properties

 

4

Scroll through the properties to filter on, and select the checkbox against each property you require

 

5

For each property, click on the Condition field and select, from the drop-down list, the comparison condition to be applied

Consider how the combination of Condition - Equal To / Not Equal To and Filter Effect might affect the results on the diagram

Diagram Filters

6

For each property, double-click on the Value field and type or select any specific value to filter on

 

7

Click on the OK button to save the filter and return to the Diagram Filters window

 

Other Operations:

Topic

Detail

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Edit a Filter

To edit an existing filter on the Diagram Filters window, either:

  • Double-click on the filter name
  • Click on the filter name and select the Properties icon from the toolbar (the second icon from the left), or
  • Right-click on the name and select the Properties context menu option

The Diagram Filter dialog displays; adjust the filtered fields as described above

 

Change the Name of the Filter

Right-click on the name and select the Change Name context menu option

The Create New Diagram Filter dialog displays

Type over the existing name with the new name, and click on the OK button

 

Set Effect of Filters

To set how your filters identify selected items on your diagrams, click on the drop-down arrow of the toolbar Filter Effect field, and select one of the following options:

  • Fade - display all items that do not match the filter criteria in a pale version of the diagram background color.
  • Gray Scale - display all items that do not match the filter criteria in pale gray.
  • Hide - conceal all  items that do not match the filter criteria.
  • Select - select and highlight (with a hashed line) all those items that do match the filter criteria.

 

Enable Filters

To enable a filter so that it takes immediate effect on your diagrams, select the check box against the filter name

You can select more than one filter at a time, to combine their effects

 

Disable/Clear Filters

To disable a filter and clear the effect of the filter on the diagram so that it displays in full, clear the checkbox

To disable all filters, either:

  • Click on the Reload Filters icon in the toolbar (third option from the left), or
  • Right-click on the list panel and select the Reload Filters context menu option

 

Delete a Filter

To remove a filter from the Diagram Filters window, either:

  • Click on the filter name and click on the Delete icon in the toolbar, or
  • Right-click on the filter name and select the Delete Filter context menu option