Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Creating a New Diagram

A diagram is a visual representation of

The elements of your model
Their attributes and characteristics
How they are connected and/or interact with each other
Different diagram types show different aspects of the model and the relationships between elements.

Add new diagrams to your model



See also


Select a Package or View in the Project Browser, then either:

Click on the New Diagram button on the Project Browser toolbar
Press Ctrl+Insert
Select Project | New Diagram, or
Right-click the Package or View and, from the context menu, select Add Diagram


The New Diagram dialog displays.


Add Elements

Move Elements

Learn more about UML diagrams


Enterprise Architect provides a default diagram name, that is the same name as the parent Package.

Update the diagram name as required.




Select a category of diagrams in the left hand pane.

The list of available diagram types in the right hand pane is updated according to your selection.




Select the type of diagram to add from the right hand pane.




Click on the OK button.

The New Diagram dialog closes.

A new diagram is created as a child of the currently selected Package.

The new diagram is opened in the Diagram View, ready for editing.




When you create a Package, if you leave the Automatically add new Diagram option selected, the New Diagram dialog displays automatically