Auto Coloring with Diagram Legends
Diagram Legends in Enterprise Architect 12.1 have had a major update, now offering a convenient method to convey model information using the automatic application of visual cues and colors. Use the configuration dialog to:
- Apply a legend to specific element type
- Check element properties such as phase for a specific value or a range of values
- Specify which visual properties will be altered based on matching values including fill color, line color and line width
Easily scan a diagram and immediately identify any high priority elements or highlight connectors of a specific type, tagged value or other properties. Diagram Legends makes it easier than ever to visualize model information, allowing you to rapidly scan diagrams to find what you need.
- Apply a legend to any specific element or connector type for more flexibility in how diagrams are presented
- Differentiate between elements and connectors by setting fill color, line color and line thickness
Diagram Legends can now match ranges when setting colors, for example anything in phase 1..3 can be set to blue, 4..7 can be set to amber and 8..10 can be set to red.
For more information on Diagram Legends, please read the Enterprise Architect User Guide.
Enterprise Architect 12.1 model elements now include an Info View, a new and innovative way to quickly expose element information on any diagram. At a glance you can instantly check the status or author details, without resorting to opening the properties every time. Simply use the context menu to enable the Info View. You can optionally add other fields including Type, Stereotype, Phase, Status, Author and Version.
For more information on the Info View, please read the Enterprise Architect User Guide.
Virtualized Connector Ends
Enterprise Architect now allows you to virtualize elements on a diagram. This allows you to show a connected element multiple times on the one diagram, providing a simpler layout when an element participates in many relationships.
For more information on Virtualized Connector Ends, please read the Enterprise Architect User Guide.
Wireframing for Windows Phone
With version 12.1, Enterprise Architect gives you the ability to model and design wireframes specifically tailored for Windows Phone. The toolbox provides a base illustration screen type that can be dropped onto a diagram, then various controls for text, images, buttons, hyperlinks, tiles and other controls can be added to build your mockups.
The properties dialog for each component gives you access to customization options including sizing, text, color, images and much more. Some of these properties will change the look and feel of the elements.
Link the wireframes in with other elements like requirements and use cases to build up your complete Windows Phone experience at design time.
Other Diagramming Enhancements
Enterprise Architect 12.1 has undergone a number of significant enhancements to diagramming, helping to improve performance, modeling productivity and the overall appearance of diagrams.
Some highlights include the ability to:
- Apply a tiled background image to the current diagram only
- Improved Metafile rendering
For more information on Diagramming, please read the Enterprise Architect User Guide.