Astah User's Guide

Mind Map


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Create a Mind Map

  • Go to [Diagram] - [Mind Map] - [New] or [New from Template]
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  • Create it from the Structure Tree.

Tool Palatte


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IconDescrition
selectSelect topis on Mind Map.
MindMapTopicCreate a Topic.
MindMapFloatingTopicCreate a Floating Topic (A root topic which is not connected to any other topics.
MindMapLinkAdd links between topics.
MindMapCloudAdd boundaries on topics.
See common tools for others.


Topics

Four types of topics

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  1. Child Topic
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  2. Parent Topic
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  3. Brother Topic
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  4. Brother Topic (Upward)
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Floating Topic

Floating topics are the root topics that do not belong to any other Topics. Very useful when you don't know where the topic belogs to yet or when you want to create several Mind Maps on one editor.

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There are three ways to create a Floating Topic.
  • Double-click on the Mind map.
  • Select "Floating Topic" from the Tool palatte and click on a Mind Map.
  • Select [Change to Floating] menu from topic's pop-up menu.
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You can add links between topics to represent that those topics are related. You can also name the link line.



Boundary

You can group several topics by using boundary.

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Split Mind Maps

When the mind map gets bigger, you can split it. Select [Split Topic to New Mind Map] from Topic's pop-up menu.



Preferences

You can set up some properties for Mind Map from the System Properties.

Mind Map Preferences