MagicDraw 18.4 Documentation

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You can apply an image on a symbol using:

The Image Library tab

To apply an image on a symbol using the Image Library tab


  1. From the Window menu, select Image Library. The Image Library tab opens on the right side of the window.
  2. Select the image you want to apply from the  Image Library tab  tree.
  3. Drag the image directly on the symbol.
    The image is applied on a symbol.
    Applying an image on a symbol using the Image Library tab

The Select Image dialog

To apply an image on a symbol using Select Image dialog


  1. Open the Select Image dialog by doing one of the following:
    • Open the Specification window of any element, select Image (Icon for Stereotype) property cell and click Image Library.
    • Select Class, Actor, Port, Block, Part, Node, Performer, Concept Role, Stereotype, or Text Box ((HTML Text) on the diagram pane and click Image Library on the smart manipulator toolbar.

    Only mentioned elements support the Image Library button on the smart manipulator by default. You can customize the smart manipulator of any other element.


  2. Select the image you want to apply.
  3. Click OK.

Select Image dialog

The image is applied on a symbol.

The external resources

To apply an image on a symbol from the external resources


  1. Select an image from any external resource (e.g. web browser, email).

    Image formats

    You can apply images of the following formats: .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .svg, .png, .wmf.

  2. Drag it directly on a symbol. 
    The image is applied on a symbol.

    If the the image that you applied on a symbol is large, you can resize that symbol to a preferred size automatically.

    To resize a symbol to a preferred size


    a. Select the symbol with an image applied.
    b. Click Make Preferred Size smart manipulator that appears at the right bottom side of the shape’s horizontal border.



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