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Edit Feature Scope

You can rapidly edit the scope of an attribute or operation directly on a diagram, using in-place editing.

Change the scope of a feature




Open the diagram containing the element.


Click on the element and on the item to edit within the element.

The item line is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.


Right-click on the item.

The context menu displays.


Select the 'Edit Selected' menu option (or press F2) to enable you to edit the attribute or operation directly from the diagram.

The name of the item is highlighted.


Move the cursor to the scope of the item and delete the previous entry.


Reassign the entry by typing in one of these symbols:

  • + indicates that the scope is Public
  • - indicates that the scope is Private
  • ~ indicates that the scope is Package
  • # indicates that the scope is Protected


Press the Enter key to save the change, or Esc to cancel the change.

The diagram is updated to reflect the changes (also see the catalogNumber attribute in the screen illustrations).