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The top level packages in a model (below the project root nodes) can be created as Views.




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Views are top-level packages with special package icons.

They are used simply to subdivide the model into partitions such as Component View or Dynamic View, and are a good way to structurally extend the model depending on specific requirements and modeling techniques.

These Views have the same concept as the Simple UML Views generated as Model Packages; however, unlike the Model Package views, basic Views:

Do not have any automatically-generated components
Can be created only under a root node
Are not directly available for Requirements, Analysis or Testing, although you can develop these Views as Simple Views or within Use Case Views (see below)






Model Wizard

View Types

There are six main types of View, each with their own package icon:

Use Case View - to contain, for example, Use Case diagrams and Analysis diagrams
Dynamic View - to contain, for example, Activity diagrams, Communication diagrams, Sequence diagrams and State Machine diagrams
Class View - to contain, for example, Class diagrams, Code Engineering and Data Models
Component View - to contain, for example, Component diagrams
Deployment View - to contain, for example, Deployment diagrams
Simple View - to customize your own type of view




You can use the first five categories, or devise your own based on the Simple View.

You can create Views, rename them, move them into a different order or delete them, by right-clicking the mouse on the selected View and choosing the appropriate context menu option.


Use Case Diagrams

Analysis Diagrams

Activity Diagrams

Communication Diagrams

Sequence Diagrams

State Machine Diagrams

Class Diagrams

Code Engineering

Data Models

Component Diagrams

Deployment Diagrams







Add Views

Rename Views

Delete Views