Managing actors with Actor Grid

Actor Grid is a table with actors listed in it. It lets you to access all actors in a project or diagram, check their related use cases, lookup and create actors.

Creating the Actor Grid

Click on UML on toolbar and select Actor Grid from the drop down menu.

Open Actor Grid

The overview of Actor Grid

The Actor Grid
No. NameDescription
Name The name of this Actor Grid.
Model Element Change the type of model element to be listed in grid. Although Actor is selected by default, you may change it to other types.
The location to look for the actors to list in grid. By default, actors are found from the whole project. You can change to find actors from specific model or package, or to find only actors right at the root level. You can also restrict the scope to all diagrams, to within a specific diagram or to all actors that has not been visualized in any diagram.
Filter Apply filter to grid content. Text entered here is matched against the Name property of actors listed in grid. Actors that do not contain the entered text in their name are hidden.
Include Referenced Projects Check it to list also actors in referenced projects, in Actor Grid.
Font Size Click to adjust the font size of text in Actor Grid.
Configure Grid Click to show/hide the grid configuration panel, which allows you to enter the name of grid, the model element to be listed in grid, the scope and to apply filter to grid content.
New Actor Click to create an actor.
Open Specification... Select an actor in Actor Grid and click this button to open its specification.
Show View... Select an actor in Actor Grid and click this button to list the diagrams that contains the view of the selected actor.
11 Visualize... Select an actor in Actor Grid and click this button to show it in a new or existing diagram.
12 Configure Columns... Click to select the property(ies) of actors to be listed in the grid, as columns.
13 Refresh Click to refresh the grid content by showing the most updated information of actors listed.
14 List of actors Actors are listed here.
15 Search Find actor(s) by entering search criteria.
16 Clear Click to clear the text entered in Search box.

The fields in Actor Grid

Accessing use case from actor

Click on the name of use case in the Related Use Cases cell of the actor that you want to access its related use case. Select the way to access the use case.

Access use case from actor

Creating actor in Actor Grid

To create an actor in Actor Grid:

  1. Click on New Actor above the Actor Grid.
  2. Enter the name of actor.

    Creating actor in Actor Grid
  3. Press Enter to confirm editing.

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