Astah User Guide

Add images and icons

Visual matters - adding only one image can make your diagrams a lot more expressive!
Let's find out how you can add images and icons.


UseCase Diagram

Stereotype Icon

You can upload an image file and let it be associated to a specific stereotype.
So that you can show a model with the stereotype in your uploaded image.

UseCase Diagram

How to make a Stereotype Icon

  1. Go to [Tools] - [Project] - [Set Icon for Stereotype].
    Stereptype Icon
  2. A window opens, click [Add] icon.
    Stereptype Icon
  3. One line will be added. Click [Edit] button.
    Stereptype Icon
  4. Enter the stereotype and upload an image file you want it to be related to the stereotype.
    Stereptype Icon
  5. Now select a class with the streotype, choose [Customize] on the tool bar.
    Stereptype Icon
  6. A model will turn into the related icon.
    Stereptype Icon

Add images

There are two ways to add images to your diagrams. One is simply drag an image onto a diagram. Then check [Insert the image file.] and click [OK].
Insert an image

Another way is to cick [Add an image] button on the diagram tool bar and choose an image file you want to add.

Insert an image


Mini Icons

Mini Icons are pre-installd icons that you can add to model to add an extra expression to it.

Astah Mini Icon

Add Mini Icon to a model

Select a model on the diagram and choose an icon from the tool bar.

Astah Mini Icon


Customize your Mini Icon List

You can add image files to the Mini Icon List.

  1. Open an mini icon list from the tool bar and click [Show Mini Icon List].
    Astah Mini Icon
  2. Click [Edit User Icon] button.
    Astah Mini Icon
  3. Click [Add].
    Astah Mini Icon
  4. Upload an image file and enter its name. 16x16 pixel is the best.
    Astah Mini Icon
  5. Now your mini icons are included in the list.
    Astah Mini Icon