Configure nickname

You can add a nickname under Modeling in the toolbar. By adding a nickname, you can start editing the names and descriptions of model elements under the new nickname.

Overview of Configure Nickname window

An overview of Configure Nickname window
An overview of Configure Nickname window
No. NameDescription
1 Original user language The language (e.g. English) of the Original nickname The selection only affects the outcome of translation.
2 Nickname list List all the nicknames.
3 Add Click to add a nickname with a name.
4 Add user language Click to add a nickname with selected language.
5 Rename Click to rename a chosen nickname.
6 Remove Click to delete a chosen nickname.
7 Export Click to export an XML file that contains information about the original name and nickname of the name and description of model elements that are named differently in nickname.
8 Import Click to import the XML exported from Configure Nickname window.
9 OK Click to apply the nickname configuration and close this window.
10 Cancel Click to close the window without applying the changes.
Description of Overview window

 

Adding nickname

  1. Select Modeling > Nickname > Configure Nicknames... from the toolbar.
  2. The current working copy is by default in Original nickname, with English as user language. Click Add in the Configure Nickname window.
  3. In the Input dialog box, enter the name of the nickname set and click OK to confirm. Click OK to close the Configure Nickname window.
    Two nicknames are added
    Two nicknames are added

Renaming nickname

  1. Select Modeling > Nickname > Configure Nicknames... from the toolbar.
  2. In the Configure Nickname window, select the nickname to rename. Click Rename.
    NOTE: You are not allowed to rename the original nickname.
  3. In the Input dialog box, enter the name of the nickname set and click OK to confirm. Click OK to close the Configure Nickname window.

Removing nickname

  1. Select Modeling > Nickname > Configure Nicknames... from the toolbar.
  2. In the Configure Nickname window, select the nickname to remove. Click Remove. Click Yes when you are asked for confirmation
    NOTE: You are not allowed to remove the original nickname.

Specifying user language for the nickname

There must be an original nickname in every project, namely Original which represent the most standard version of language of project. You can specify the language for the original nickname, such as German. The language you have set affects the outcome of translation.

Select original user language
Select original user language

To add a nickname in specific language, click on the Add User Language... button and select a language. 

Add a user language
Add a user language

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1. What is nickname? Table of Contents 3. Using nickname
 

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