Applying design pattern

You can apply a previously defined design pattern into your diagram and modify it to make it fit into your design. To apply a design pattern:

  1. Open an existing diagram where you want to apply a design pattern or create a new diagram.
  2. Right click on diagram, select Utilities > Apply Design Pattern... from the pop-up menu.
  3. In Design Pattern window, you can see a list of defined patterns, select the desired pattern from the list.
    Select pattern
    Select pattern
    If you have a .pat file, click Add button to import into the list.
  4. For searching a specify shape on the defined pattern, select the shape from the drop-down menu of Diagram Element to filter the list.
    Searching an element
    Searching an element
    You can also click on the shape or select a diagram element from the Diagram Element combo box to filter the list.
  5. Finally, click OK button. The pattern will be applied to the diagram.

Related Resources

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

1. Defining design pattern Table of Contents 3. Synchronize design pattern with VPository