MagicDraw 18.5 Documentation

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When working with diagrams it is helpful to keep in mind the following concepts:

  • A shape refers to a notation of a model element, such as a package, class, state, use case, object, etc.
  • A path refers to the notation for the various kinds of relationships such as associations, aggregations, dependency, message, and links.
  • Both paths and shapes are defined as symbols.


Creating diagrams

Opening diagrams

Dragging objects

Displaying elements

Copying and cutting objects

Using diagram tabs

Diagram name and its context name synchronization

Diagram frame

Drawing diagram shapes

Overviewing other diagrams


Table with diagram information

Changing the diagram type

Working with symbols of model elements

Working with paths and relationships

Smart manipulation


Smart shape sizing

Selection and multiple selections

Copying text or images to diagrams

Nesting image shapes


Using the grid

Pusher and magnet


Saving as image

Layout templates

Diagram aspects



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