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Creating a link symbol on a general flow diagram
In Studio 7.0 and earlier versions, General Flow Diagrams were named Activity Diagrams: If you created Activity Diagrams in Studio version 7.0 or earlier and have upgraded, your Activity Diagrams are now called General Flow Diagrams in Modeler.
Studio 7.1 included new Activity Diagrams, which you should use in preference to General Flow Diagrams. General Flow Diagrams are being deprecated and are included in Modeler only for backward compatibility.
Should you need to create General Flow Diagrams, they can now be created only from the Model or a Package. After creating a General Flow Diagram you can drag it to an Activity, Actor, Class, Data Type, Event, Interface, Operation, Subsystem or Use Case.
To create a link symbol on a general flow diagram:
1. Open the General Flow Diagram to which you want to add a symbol.
2. On the General Flow Diagram toolbar, click the Solid Flow or Dashed button.
3. Click the source item for the flow.
You can start a flow in free space.
4. Click the target item for the flow.
You can end a flow in free space by double-clicking the required end point. A flow cannot start and end in free space.