You can move a message up and down
at any time if the message is not in a frame.
If the message is in the frame then it can't go outside the frame
6. Move a frame
can graphically move a frame but don't forget that messages are created inside the frame at
the frame or message creation. It means that if you move a frame
then the message will remain in the frame in the UML Superstructure of
your model but not graphically. We therefore refuse to block the frame
move but don't recommend to use this graphical feature. The best is to erase the frame and create a
new frame as soon as you need to move the frame.
You can resize the frame on the left
and the right because the graphical and UML Superstructure model
is updated but shouldn't resize it up
and down because of the message order. You can also not move
inner frames outside the frame of creation. Moving frame outside will
layout the diagram and the inner frame will disappear from the frame
and be placed in the upper right corner.
7. Resize an activation bar
can resize activation bar using the mouse. Please note
that the activation bar is only a graphical element and is not anymore
in UML 2 a UML Superstructure element Model.
8. Move a creation message
You can move a creation message if
you select the life line with the mouse.
9. Message straight line
If a message is not straight anymore
you can refresh the target connector.
Click on the Message > Straight
10. Frame compartments
If after adding, deleting, moving or
changing properties of a message the frame is not anymore as it was at
the creation then you can refresh the size of each inner compartment.
Click on the frame to open the Frame Properties. You can notice that
the Ok button is grey but if you erase and add the same information
then the Ok button is now activated. If you click on the Ok
the size of inner compartments will be refreshed immediately.
11. Change the name of
It is possible to change the name of
the frame using the Properties View.
Select the Name Value Field
and type the new name.
12. Ok button of the
frame is not activated
The Ok button of the frame is not
13. My Elements
are not visible in the diagram
You can have a strange diagram if
you resize the main frame such as the image below.
The LifeLine and Activation bars are only visible inside the main frame
while messages are always visible.
see both LifeLine and messages you need to manually resize the main
frame using the mouse.
You will then get the following diagram