For more detailed information, please check the online help in
Eclipse, it is much more exhaustive than the information here. You can get
there from the Eclipse main menu by selecting Help > Help Contents.
There will be a chapter for the ObjectAid Diagram Add-On once you have
downloaded the plug-in.
Note that you need a license to use the Diagram Add-On.
Install a License describes how to do that.
The Diagram Add-On provides numerous additional features for the
ObjectAid Class and Sequence Diagram, some of which are discussed below
in more detail.
Add notes with free text into any diagram. They can also be connected to
existing diagram elements.
Save diagrams in the SVG and PDF formats in addition to GIF, JPEG and PNG.
SVG files can be viewed with some web browsers, for example Firefox.
The Diagrams view shows all ObjectAid diagrams.
The Manhattan router keeps all relationship segments either horizontal or vertical.
The search for a diagram's classifiers can made more lenient.
Edit the multiplicity of associations in class diagrams.
Show associations as aggregations or compositions.
Define which type parameters of generic types can become associations.
Copy the qualified name of classifiers, operations and attributes with a context
menu in relevant places.
Hide property accessors (getters and setters) to save space in your
Use a new toolbar to quickly change the visibility of operations and attributes.
Another toolbar allows the alignment of nodes in class diagrams.
Print diagrams in different modes to automatically scale to pages.
Change the color of individual diagram nodes.
A context menu for classifiers allows you to add classifiers that the currently selected one
You can either add a note that is linked to an existing diagram element,
or just create a note and link it to diagram elements later.
Notes can be linked to classifiers and relationships in class diagrams.
Notes can also be linked to objects and messages in sequence diagrams.
The Diagrams view shows a live list of all ObjectAid diagrams in your current
workspace. From it, you can open any diagram, update its automatic image or
Hide Property Accessors
You can hide property accessors, i.e. the getters and setters for properties.
When the accessors are hidden, a bean icon is shown next to the attribute.
Show Associations as Aggregations or Compositions
You can switch either side of an association to be an aggregation or composition.
The Manhattan router keeps all relationship segments either horizontal or vertical, no matter
how you move individual bendpoints. The segment that connects to a classifier will always be
orthogonal to the side in enters.
Lenient Classifier Search
Making classifier search more lenient can be helpful to keep your diagrams
intact when project names have changed but the qualified names have not, for example when
a project has been checked out under a different name.
Define Your Own Associations from Type Parameters
ObjectAid has always supported a unique feature: associations are reverse engineered from
from the type parameters of generic
Maps, giving you
the 1-n associations you expect. Now you can get the same feature for any generic class
of your choosing, and you can specify the multiplicity for each type parameter as well.
The screen shot above shows the default associations from type parameters
in the Diagram Add-On's Preferences.