Configure Diagram Display

A diagram can show or hide information, and represent it in different ways depending on how you configure the display characteristics. You can perform this display configuration on the Diagram tab of the diagram Properties dialog.

Access     Diagram | Properties > Diagram

Set the diagram display options



See also

Use Alias if Available

Display the element alias as the name if the alias is specified.



Show Additional Parents

Show the name of all parents not in the current diagram for all Classes and interfaces.



Hide Page Border (All Diagrams)


Disable the display of page borders on all diagrams in the model.


Show Page Border (Current Diagram)


Show a page border on the current diagram, to align elements with.


Show Diagram Details

Show diagram details in a note in the top left corner of the diagram.

Deselect the option to hide the diagram details.



Show Sequence Notes

Show the Sequence Notes on the current diagram.



Show Namespace

Show the namespace of each element on the diagram, as part of the element name





Fully Qualified Namespace

(If Show Namespace is selected) show the fully qualified namespace of each element on the diagram, under the element





Hand Drawn

Display the diagram contents as if they had been roughly drawn by hand





Whiteboard Mode

Displays the diagram as if it had been drawn on a whiteboard, with white fill and background





Disable fully scoped object names


Prevent the display of fully-qualified object names on the diagram.


Page Setup

Adjust the scaling of the image according to the size of the page it is to be printed on.


Scale Image to Page Size

Print Page Header and Page Footer


Add page headers and footers to a print-out of the diagram; the headers and footers are generated from the diagram characteristics, such as the name of the creator and the date of modification.


Always Open as Element List


Always display the diagram contents as a Diagram List rather than as a diagram.

Diagram List

Always Open as Gantt

Always display the diagram contents as a Gantt chart.



Set Layout Style

Define the layout of the diagram, to be applied automatically when you select the Layout Diagram options.


Layout Diagram

RTF Document Options

Options for generating RTF reports for a particular diagram.


Document Options

Exclude image from RTF documents

Exclude this diagram image from any RTF document generated on the parent package or element.



Document each contained element in RTF


Include documentation on each element in this diagram, in any RTF document generated on the parent package or element.

Generate RTF Documentation

Divide Diagram into Multiple Pages


Divide each large diagram into separate pages in the RTF document.

Scaled to page

Rotate Images

Rotate each diagram image by 90 degrees in the RTF document.




The Divide Diagrams into Multiple Pages option is only effective when the Scaled Printing option on the Print Advanced dialog is set to None
Rotate Images is only available for bitmap (.bmp) images