Author Topic: Why Association without arrowhead?  (Read 808 times)

0xCAFEBABE

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Why Association without arrowhead?
« on: December 05, 2014, 02:54:58 pm »
Why is the Association in EA displayed as a simple line instead of an arrow so you dont know instantly (only when you hover the mouse pointer over it) in which direction it goes?

Can I change it somewhere  to the regular non-dashed arrow with an open arrowhead, like used everywhere else?
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Re: Why Association without arrowhead?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2014, 03:49:27 pm »
You can change individual associations by double-click and changing the "Direction" value. You can set the default by checking "Tools > Options > Links > Association default = source -> target". This option is switched off by default because undirected associations are generally commoner than directed, but of course YMMV.
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Re: Why Association without arrowhead?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2014, 07:54:23 pm »
>undirected associations are generally commoner than directed
I didn't know that. thanks for the quick reply!

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Re: Why Association without arrowhead?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2015, 07:55:30 pm »
Also, the UML standard includes both undirected and directed associations so it's not an EA thing as such. Only the default behaviour is EA-specific and, as noted, that can be changed in the options.

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