Chapter 34. Diagramming and Modeling

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  5. Diagram specification window

Diagram specification window

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You can customize the settings of each diagram you created in diagram specification window. Those settings include: general diagram information, grid setting, references, project management and comments. Diagram specification window is similar to model element specification window in which you can also enter general information, add/ remove references, enter project management and add/ remove comments.

Opening diagram specification window

To open diagram specification window of a diagram, right click on the background of the diagram and select Open Specification… from the pop-up menu. Alternatively, right click on the thumbnail of diagram in the Diagrams view of the Project Browser and select Open ${diagram-name} Specification… from the popup menu.

The overview of diagram specification window

Diagram specification

A diagram specification window consists of 5 tabs: GeneralGrid SettingReferencesProject Management and Comments respectively. You may notice that an icon named Maximum located at the right hand side of window. We’ll introduce it after giving you a brief on 5 tabs.

General tab

You can specify diagram name, select zoom ratio and diagram background color and enter description for the diagram. Furthermore, you can record voice description for the diagram. You can set all shapes including existing and future shapes to fit the size automatically.

Grid Setting tab

You can visualize the grid of diagram background by checking Grid visible. Moreover, you can set the size and select the color for the grid of diagram background.

References tab

You can add/ remove internal and external references for the diagram. Those references refer to file(s), folder(s), URL, diagram(s), shape(s), model element(s) and A³ resource(s).

Project Management tab

You can specify diagram process, priority, status, etc for project details.

Comments tab

You can add/ remove comment(s) for the diagram.


Click  to enlarge the specification window to the maximum screen size. Click it again to reduce it to the default size.