Creating shape from stencil pane

The Stencil pane is where user-created stencil shapes are stored. User can create a stencil shape on diagram by first displaying a stencil, dragging and dropping a shape from Stencil pane to diagram. Below are the steps in detail.

  1. Open the Stencil pane by selecting View > Panes > Stencil from the toolbar.
  2. Click on the  (Add Stencil) button in the top of Stencil pane. Select a category from the pop-up list of gallery. Select the stencil to add. The stencil is then added to the Stencil pane.
    Add a stencil
    Add a stencil
    NOTE: You can add multiple stencil  by repeating this step.
  3. Press on a shape in the Stencil pane and drag it out of the Stencil pane and drop it on the diagram to create the shape.
    Dragging shape out of Stencil pane
    Dragging shape out of Stencil pane
  4. You can also use generic connector to connect built-in notations shapes and stencil shapes. To do so, select Generic Connector in the diagram toolbar.
    Select Generic Connector from the diagram toolbar
    Select Generic Connector from the diagram toolbar
  5. Press on the source shape, hold the mouse button, move the mouse cursor to the target shape and release the mouse button.
    Connecting an Actor with a stencil shape
    Connecting an Actor with a stencil shape

Related Resources

The following resources may help you to learn more about the topic discussed in this page.

 
1. Creating Shape in Shape Editor Table of Contents Chapter 9. Customizing user interface
 

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