Create Model Elements
There are five ways to create Model Elements.
- Using Tool Palatte
Choose an icon you want to create from the tool palatte and then click on a diagram.
- Dragging from [Structure Tree]
Drag a model from the Structure Tree to diagram.
- Using Suggest Feature
Click a mini icon that appears when you have mouse over an object.
TIPS: What you need to know about the Suggest Feature!
- Double-clicking on a digaram
Directly double-clicking on the diagram creates the following model elements.
|Composite Structure Diagram||Structured Class|
|Data Flow Diagram||Process Box|
|ER Diagram||ER Entity|
|Mind Map||Root Topic|
- Pasting texts from Clipboard
Create Model Elements in a row
There are two ways to create the same model element continously.
- Hold [Shift Key] down
Keep clicking on a diagram with holding [Shift] key down.
- Turn on the [Continuous] mode
Click the [Continuous] mode on the tool palette.
You can wrap text with [SHIFT+ENTER], [ALT+ENTER] or [CTRL+ ENTER].
However you cannot wrap text for some models.
- Click [Auto Resize] from models pop-upmenu
- Move the knob
Move any knob that appears at the four corners of the object.
TIPS: Set default size of model elements
There are two ways to make multiple model elements as the same size. First select all the model elements you want to adjust sizes of and go to [Alignment] - [Adjust Size].
- Specify Size
Check [Adjust size] and enter the sidth and height directly and then click [OK].
- Make all same to the target model
Check [Adjust to the size of selected element] and choose the model you want other model elements to be sized by.
There are two ways to align the model elements.
- Using Tool buttons
Select all the model elements you want to align and choose how you want to align by the tool button.
- Choose from [Alignment]
You can change font per model element. To set font for the whole project, click here
- Select a model element you want to change the font of then go to [Edit] - [Set Font] or choose font icon.
- A font chooser opens, select one you'd like.
You can change the color of model element from [Edit] - [Set Color].
The color chooser contains of six image color groups: Aqua, Earth, Nature, Spring, Passion and Winter. You can get goood color combinations
by using these color groups. [Favorite] can be used to store your favorite colors up to 10 colors.
TIPS: Set default color for model elements!
You can copy and paste the style of model elements such as background color of the model element and color of texts...etc.