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The Advanced submenu on an element context menu can contain the following options:

Menu Option


Custom Properties

Opens the Custom Properties dialog. [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Enter]

Set Parent

Enables you to set the element parent. [Ctrl]+[I]

Instance Classifier

Set the instance classifier for the element. [Ctrl]+[L]

Composite Element

Set the element as a Composite element.

Show Composite Diagram Contents

Displays a mini-picture of the contents of a composite element within that element.

Make Association Class

Available if the element is a Class. Enables you to link the Class to a new Association.

Use Rectangle (Circle) Notation

Use rectangle notation for the element.

Partition Activity

Define an Activity Partition.

Set Run State

Add a new instance variable to the element using the Define Run State dialog.

Set Multiplicity

Define the multiplicity for the element.

Convert to Instance

Converts this classifier to an instance.

Override Attribute Initializers

Enables you to pre-define initial values for attributes that can be used to override existing defaults. [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[R]

Make Sender/Receiver

Toggles the element from a sender to a receiver and vice versa.

Accept Time Event

Enables you to change the notation for an Accept event action to a Accept time event action.

Set Object State

Enables you to set the state of an instance classifier based on the child states for that object. [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[S]

Define Concurrent Substates

Enables you to define a set of sub states that can be held simultaneously within that composite state.

Use State Label Notation

Enables you to display State Table Notation for a state object.

Deep History

Changes the type of pseudo-state to a Deep History. Applies only when right-clicking on a History pseudo-state.

Note: Not all menu options shown here are present on all element context menus. Context menus vary slightly between element types. The Partition Activity option only displays for an Activity element, for example.