Astah Rich Document Plug-in

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


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


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:

  1. Download the latest .jar from the release page.
  2. In Astah, navigate to [Plugin] -> [Installed Plugins].
  3. In the dialogue box, click [Install], then select the downloaded .jar file.
  4. Restart Astah 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



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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

  3. 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

  5. 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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