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UML diagram elements in gModeler
Elements contain the bulk of the data that makes up a UML diagram. gModeler currently only supports static class diagrams, which describe the individual classes that constitute a diagram. A note element in UML As such, in gModeler there are three different element types: classes, packages and notes. Each type of element has it's own particular function and properties, but they all share a number of properties and behaviours, as outlined below.

Selecting elements
You can select elements simply by clicking on them with the select tool, or by clicking them with the Alt key held down with any other tool. You can also select elements with the select element submenu in the diagram menu.

Once an element is selected, it will be bracketed by resize handles (small white boxes), and the element menu will appear in the menubar with the selected element's name.

Moving elements
To move an unselected element, simply click and drag it to a new position. To move a selected, click and drag the drag handle (a dotted square in the top left corner of the element).

Resizing elements
To resize an element you must select the element, then click and drag a resize handle (small white box). Elements all have minimum and maximum sizes.

Renaming elements
To rename an element, simply select it, and then click in it's name (at the top of the element) and edit it as you would any other text.

Element menus
You can access other element properties such as hilite color, arrangement and the inspector through the element menu. You can access the element menu either through the menubar, or by clicking on the open arrow on the top right of the element when it is selected.

Deleting elements
Delete an element by selecting it and choosing Delete... from the element menu or by hitting Del (forward delete).

gModeler Manual Contents
gModeler overview

Key Commands

gModeler menu
File menu
Diagram menu
Element menu
Link menu

The Toolbar

The Diagrams Manager

The Stage:
Getting around
- Class elements
- Note elements
- Package elements

The Inspector: