Element Characteristics Management

Anchor on inner element border

In order to improve the diagram aspect, it is now possible to link the edges closely to the images. You only need to use images with a transparent background (SVG images).

Hide/Modify Container Borders

The ability to hide border on a container element can be useful especially when an image is displayed.

To hide the border of a node in the diagram, you can set the Border Size to 0 in the Properties View / Style tab

In contrast, it can be useful to change the container border to highlight a container or a kind of container.

To modify the border line style of a node in the diagram, you can set the Border Line Size to dot, dash, dash_dot in the Properties View / Style tab

Hide container Icon

It is also possible to hide icon on container to improve the readability of the diagrams.

To hide the border of a node in the diagram, you can set the Show Icon to false in the Properties View / Style tab

Hide/modify container label

It is also possible to hide label on container to improve the readability of the diagrams.

To hide label element, you have to deselect it.

If you want to modify it, you can select another color, police, type, size

Pin / Unpin Diagram Elements

Diagram element pinning functionality allows marking specific elements in a diagram as having a fixed location so that they are not moved by the Arrange All action. Once the end user has performed a first layout effort, the Arrange All action can still be called for new elements without risking harming the positioning of existing elements.

When diagram elements are selected, the diagram toolbar contains two dedicated buttons to pin / unpin selected elements.

When no diagram element is selected, the diagram toolbar contains a button for displaying a dialog showing the pin / unpin status of all elements.

In contrast, it can be useful to change the container label appearance to highlight a container or a kind of container.

To modify the label appearance of a node in the diagram, you can select underline, strikethrough functionalities in the Properties View / Appearance tab.

Hiding elements

There are two ways to hide elements:

To hide elements, you have to deselect it.

Reveal hidden elements

There are two ways to reveal hidden elements:

To show elements, you have to select it.

Delete element from diagram/model