Numeric Range Generator

You can also use the Configure Timeline dialog to create a range of states having numeric values to be applied to the Timeline.

Important: This operation deletes all existing states and transitions for the Timeline element.

How To:

To create a range of states having numeric values, follow the steps below:




Double-click on the Lifeline element

The Configure Timeline dialog displays


Click on the Create Continuous Numeric States button

The Numeric Range Generator dialog displays


In the High Value and Low Value fields, type the upper and lower values of the range


In the Step Value field, type the increase interval

Nonsense values do not parse; Low Value must be less than High Value, and Step Value must be a positive value smaller than the total range


In the Units field, type the name of the measurement unit; for example, minutes


Click on the OK button

Enterprise Architect displays a warning that existing states and transitions are to be deleted


Click on the Yes button

The Configure Timeline dialog redisplays, with the defined range of states listed in the States panel


Click on the OK button

For a:

  • Value Lifeline, the first state is shown on the Timeline for the full time range of the Timeline
  • State Lifeline, the range of states is displayed as the y-axis of the Timeline