Before you start, learn basic operations to create objects and lines. There are 5 ways to create elements.
Choose an icon you want to create from the tool palette and then click on a diagram.
Drag a model from the tree and drop it on a diagram.
Click a mini icon that appears when you have a mouse over an object.
If you want to hide these mini icons, click an object or hold [Shift] key down.
Directly double-clicking on the diagram creates the following model elements.
|Composite Structure Diagram||Structured Class|
|Data Flow Diagram||Process Box|
|ER Diagram||ER Entity|
|Mind Map||Root Topic|
Copy texts and paste them on the diagram. You will be asked which models to create with these texts.
There are two ways to create the same model element continuously.
You can wrap text with [SHIFT+ENTER], [ALT+ENTER] or [CTRL+ ENTER].
However, you cannot wrap the text for some models.
You can set default size for all the model elements in the [Tool] – [System Properties] – [Default Item Size].
When you want to expand the space before you insert objects or reduce space to make a better diagram appearance, use this [Gap expander/remove] tool.