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Shape Editor

The Shape Editor enables you to create Shape Scripts. It provides the facilities of the Common Code Editor, including intellisense for shape script attributes and functions. For more information on intellisense and the Common Code Editor, see the Code Editors topic.

To access the Shape Editor, follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Settings | UML menu option; the UML Types dialog displays, defaulted to the Stereotypes tab.
  2. Type a name in the Stereotype field, or click on an the required stereotype in the list.
  3. From the Override Appearance panel, select the Shape Script radio button.
  4. Click on the Assign button. The Shape Editor dialog displays.



Use to


Select the Shape Script version.


Import a Shape Script from a text file.


Export a Shape Script to a text file.


Exit from the Shape Editor, don't forget to save your script from the Stereotypes tab. See Getting Started With Shape Scripts.

Next Shape

Rotate though the multiple shape definitions.


Parse your script and display the result in the Preview window.