Create Time Intervals

How to:

To create a Time Interval using the Interval Bar context menu, follow the steps below:

Step

Description

 

1

Right-click on the Interval Bar at approximately the point at which to start or finish the Time Interval

The context menu displays

Time Interval Create

2

Select the Create Time Interval option

The Time Interval displays down all the timeline elements, as a narrow pale band with a blue compression box at the top

TimeInterval3

3

Move the cursor to the edge of the Time Interval in the Interval Bar so that the cursor changes to the drag form (Leftrightcursor) and drag the edge to the correct start or end point


 

To create a Time Interval using the Interval Bar and ( Shift ) key, follow the steps below:

Step

Description

See also

1

Move the cursor over the Interval Bar and press ( Shift )

The cursor changes shape (TICreateCursor)

 

2

Click to create the Time Interval

 

3

Move the cursor to the edge of the Time Interval in the Interval Bar so that the cursor changes to the drag form (Leftrightcursor) and drag the edge to the correct start or end point

 

 

To create a Time Interval using the Timeline context menu, follow the steps below:

Step

Description

See Also

1

Right-click on the timeline just after a transition

The context menu displays

 

2

Click on the Select menu option

Enterprise Architect creates a Time Interval covering the period from the selected transition up to the next transition

If there are other Time Intervals in this period, Enterprise Architect replaces them with the single Time Interval for the transition state; you should consider this when creating the Time Interval, as it extends across the other Timeline elements in the diagram

A value of this method is that it creates a Time Interval for a period in which no transitions occur, which could be lengthy; you can then compress this Time Interval to hide the period of inactivity

Compress Timeline