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:

Step

Action

1

Double-click on the Lifeline element

The Configure Timeline dialog displays

2

Click on the Create Continuous Numeric States button

The Numeric Range Generator dialog displays

3

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

4

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

5

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

6

Click on the OK button

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

7

Click on the Yes button

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

8

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