In Astah Professional, you can set an alias for models. For example, you can name the model in English and Japanese and switch it accordingly. This is very useful, especially for offshore development.

How to set alias

  1. Make sure you have [Alias] tab in the top-right pane.
  2. Directly type alias in Alias field.

    3. To switch from the original name to alias, go to [View] – [Alias] – [Alias1].

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Filtering Alias columns

You can let each model have 2 aliases. In order to add second alias, you will need to filter the alias pane.

  1. Click a filtering button on the right-top corner of Alias pane.
  2. Enable [Alias2] and click [OK].
  3. Now you can add second alias.
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Models you can add alias

Currently, you can add the alias to the following models:

Model, Package, SubSystem, Class, Attribute, Operation, Parameter, Template Parameter, Association, Association End, Qualifier, Generalization, Usage, Realization, Dependency, InstanceSpecification, Link, Link End, UseCase, Extend, Include, Extension Point, Entity, Domain, Primary Key, Other Key, External Entity, Data Store, Requirement, TestCase, Note, Text and diagram names.