Working With Model Items and Diagrams > Working with diagrams > Diagram types > General graphics diagram
General graphics diagram
A General Graphics Diagram allows you to draw generic diagrams. The items on the diagram can be linked to items in the model.
You can create a General Graphics Diagram through the context menu of a Package: right-click the Package, point to New, point to Diagram, point to Proprietary, and then click General Graphics Diagram.
The following sections provide information about how a General Graphics Diagram is used in the model. For more information about an item, property or model part, click it.
Shows these dictionary items
Like most diagrams, a General Graphics Diagram can show variability items and relationships. See Overview of variability items and relationships on diagrams
For most diagram symbols, you can change the presentation of the symbol through the Style view options (See Style view options - all diagrams), and change the showing of Stereotypes and Tag Definitions through the Stereotypes view options ( Stereotypes view options for a symbol - all diagrams). When a symbol has additional view options for changing its presentation, this icon is shown - to see how the view options can change the presentation, click the icon.
General Node
Through the view options, a General Node can appear as a box, circle, component diamond, ellipse, node, parallel, small circle or softbox.
General Flow
These items (which are not documented in the reference topics) can also appear on a General Graphics Diagram.
Frame Box - provides a way of adding a box or background image to the diagram.
Note - provides a way of adding text to the diagram.
Note Link - links a Constraint, Comment or Note to an item on the diagram.
A General Graphics Diagram has these properties:
Full Name
Last Changed By
Last Changed On
Page Reference
Owned by
Used in these parts of the model
Can be linked to these dictionary items
Like other diagrams in a Model, a Constraints Diagram can be linked to an Activity Partition, Comment, Frame Box, General Node, General Flow, General Flow Diagram Node, Constraint (applied), General Flow Diagram Flow or Swimlane.