Astah Rich Document Plug-in

Create detailed, formatted text documents directly within Astah for each model element.

Details

Compatible with
Latest Version
1.0.0 (January 24, 2024)
Developer
Zsolt Sandor, a founder of Systems Engineering Professionals Community
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Plugin Overview:

Make models description more rich and easy to read for everyone. This Plug-in provides an additional “definition” field to Astah where you can use rich formatting to write a document for each model.
Rich Document Pane in Astah

 

Supported Functions:

  • bold
  • italic
  • underline
  • strikethrough
  • ident (increase or decrease)
  • align (left, right, center, justify)
  • horizontal line
  • link
  • text color
  • undo/redo support
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Installation Instructions:

 

For Astah SysML:

  1. Download the latest .jar from the release page.
  2. In Astah SysML, navigate to [Plugin] -> [Installed Plugins].
  3. In the dialogue box, click [Install], then select the downloaded .jar file.
  4. Restart Astah SysML and either start a new project or open an existing file.
  5. The installation is successful if you see the [Rich Document] tab beneath the diagram editor.
    Rich Document Pane in Astah SysML

 


For Astah System Safety:

  1. Download the latest .jar from the release page.
  2. Close Astah System Safety if it’s running.
  3. Save the downloaded .jar file in the /Userhome/.astah/systemsafety directory.
  4. Relaunch Astah System Safety and start a new project or open an existing one.
  5. The installation is successful if you see the [Rich Document] tab beneath the diagram editor.
    Rich Document Pane in Astah SysML

 

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How to use

    1. Select a model element in the diagram, then open [Rich Document] tab.
      Showing how to use Astah Rich Document Plug-in

 

    1. Enter information that you would like to add to the model element – description you would write in the “Definition field” but with custom formatting.
      Showing how to use the Rich Document Pane

 

  1. You can always show and edit detailed, formatted text documents in this pane by selecting a model element.
    In the original built-in Definition field, what you typed in the Rich Document pane will appear in HTML format. However, editing in HTML format will not apply to the document in the [Rich Document] pane.
    Rich Document Plugin

 

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