Every click will freeze Eclipse for an
seconds. Please don't stop any process before the end because this
could damage the live synchronization.
3. How to clean my UML Model.
You can delete, change or add model element because our UML
Editor is just a viewer of your UML superstructure.
Do not use Ultra Edit, SpyWare or any xml editor because this could
break the model integrity.
Only the Omondo XMI Editor or the Eclipse Model Explorer are allowed.
5. It takes too
much time to change diagram preferences.
Please note that if you erase an element
from your XMI superstructure then the associated UML Editor will still
display this element.
This element will therefore not be related to a model anymore. If you
to erase both UML editor and model then you need to delete the model
from the UML Editor.
4. I don't see my UML Model in the Package
The model is only instantiated by the creation of any diagram if
modeling non java elements and by creating a class diagram if java
It means that if you use reverse engineering features (e.g. XMI Backup)
and you don't
click on the save button then you will not see any model at the root of
You need at least to create one class diagram and click on the save
If you still don't see your model after saving a class diagram then
just click on your project in Package
Explorer > Refresh.
The most time consuming process inside EclipseUML is the Attributes and
methods synchronization with the model.
If you have 100 methods inside a class this is almost more time
than 100 classes with no compartment.
Use the Show
to have a faster EclipseUML
6. My Class Diagram is too big after
If you reverse a Java code and display associations then you can get a
huge class diagram as below which is not really visible and too big for
printing or documentation purposes.
The layout mechanism is based on adding classes inside the Class
Diagram with no connectors links crossing classes.
It means that the smaller is each class, the smaller is
You can reduce the size of each class by using the show/hide
and the width by hiding
To get a smaller diagram
we recommend to use the two following features:
First click on the diagram background > Show/Hide > Show/Hide Compartments >
Then click on the diagram background and select
> Arrange Diagram
7. My connectors (e.g.
association, dependencies, inheritance) are not nice.
You can customize Routers and anchors properties inside your diagram
Select a group of links> Link
Right Click on a link between two
elements >open the pop up
to change one link property
You can select the router algorithm and Anchor for
Manual allows to move the extremity of each link.
Manhattan uses automatic functions to design the link.
Unselecting Automatic anchor allows to fix the extremity anywhere. Move
the anchor inside the element which will become blue when the anchor is
Automatic anchor uses algorithm to fix the anchor automatically
(the anchor cannot be moved)
See a class diagram flash demo at http://www.forum-omondo.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1493
See state diagram flash demo at: http://www.forum-omondo.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1482
8. How to move manually my UML Elements in
order to get a perfect shape
You can move any graphical element inside any diagram by selecting the
element with the mouse left button and then using the keyboard Ctrl + Alt+ keyboard Arrows
it each time you press on an arrow.
This feature is important when you want to have strait lines or design
complex diagrams in oder to get a perfect shape of your design.
9. How to manually move a group of Elements at
the same time
You first need to select a group of elements using:
- The Selection mode icon
Drop the selection into the diagram and
- Using the keyboard. Click
on an element using the mouse and
keep the Ctrl key pressed.
You can select as many as needed elements to move them manually at the