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Defining symbol features for items of a specific type
Use this method when you want a feature to apply to all items of a specific type when they appear on any diagram. For example, you may want to define that Classes appear green on all diagrams.
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To define symbol features for items of a specific type:
1. In the Packages pane, right-click the Package in which you want to create the Symbol Style, point to New, point to UML, point to Profiles, and then click Symbol Style.
2. On the Symbol Style's Property Pages, click the Items tab.
3. From the Show Associated list, select Model Item Types.
4. Click the Link button.
5. Select the check boxes associated with the model item types for which you want the Symbol Style to apply, and then click OK.
Note that Symbol Styles can be applied to some symbol types that do not have underlying model item types, such as, General Flow Diagram Types.
6. On the Style tab, click Edit.
7. On the Style Modification dialog, set the symbol features as required, and then click OK.
For information about the options available on the Style Modification dialog, click these links and the Related Links below.
Style modification dialog - compartments tab
Style modification dialog - general tab
Style modification dialog - icon tab
8. If you have applied more than one Symbol Style to a model item type, specify which Symbol Style is used to set symbol features through the Priority box. The Symbol Style that has the highest number set for its Priority property is used.
Each symbol feature you set will be used for items of the specified type that are added to any diagram, unless the feature is overridden by symbol features defined for an individual item or an individual symbol.