Creating elements

Elements can be created in different ways.

 

From the diagram view

create element in the UML diagram

Creating a class in a UML class diagram

Key:

1. Choose the type of element you want to create from the diagram palette

2. Click in the diagram to position the new element. Click again on the element to rename it (or click on the F2 keyboard button)

 

From the UML model explorer

To create your first element, right-click on the root package and then on 'Create element'. Choose the kind of UML/BPMN element you want to create:

 

create an element in the UML explorer

The element creation context menu

 

Sibling creation

To create a series of elements, simply select the original element in the model explorer, then click on sibbling_ico as many times as necessary. Each new element will be created empty and named with an incremental number. Sibling elements are created within the same container.

 

Clone creation

To clone an element, simply select it in the UML/BPMN explorer, then click on clone_ico as many times as necessary. Each new element will be created with the same sub-elements as the original one, and will be named the same.

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