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The Objects page of the Options dialog enables you to configure how elements look and respond in diagrams, as well as define connector defaults.


Objects Settings:

·Border Width - Default border width (in pixels).
·Font Size - Default font size on diagrams.
·Font Name - Font name and style to use for elements.
·Version - Default version for new elements.
·Phase - Default phase for new elements.
·Highlight References - Highlight parameters in operations that are passed by Reference rather than value.
·Reference Char(s) - Specify a character to use for the Reference.
·Suffix/Prefix - Indicate whether to use Reference Char(s) as a prefix (before) or a suffix (after).
·No warning for spaces in class names - If unchecked, a warning message displays if an element name has embedded spaces.
·Classes honor analysis stereotypes - If checked, classes are shown as their stereotype; eg. if a class is stereotyped as a boundary, it appears as a boundary rather than a class.
·Show stereotype icon for requirements - Show/hide a small icon in Requirement, Change and Issue elements.
·Support for Composite Objects - Support embedded or Composite elements through automatic aggregation.
·Auto-resize marks diagram 'dirty' - Make auto-re sizing of elements (eg. classes) mark the current diagram as dirty.
·Highlight {abstract} elements - Highlight abstract elements with a suitable tag "{abstract}" in the top right of the class.
·Allow elongated Use Cases - If checked, use cases or use case extension points with long names can be stretched to a disproportionate width to enable space for the name. If unchecked, use case re sizing is proportional.
·Show status colors on diagrams -  If checked this option enables color coding for requirements.
·Copy inheritance links on duplicate - Checked by default, this option duplicates inheritance and realization links when an edit/copy is performed ([Ctrl]+[Shift]+[V]).
·Port and Part type visible by default - This enables Port and Part types to be shown by default.
·Sort Features Alphabetically - Sorts element features alphabetically. Features include Attributes, Operations, Tags, Constraints and Test Cases.
·Bold Object Names - Elements in diagrams are shown bold face.
·Shadows On - Toggle element shadows.
·Edit Object on New - Automatically show the element properties dialog when a new element added.
·Show <<column>> stereotype - Hide or show the <<column>> stereotype used when data modeling.
·Extend Complexity - If checked, five levels of complexity are available in the Complexity option on the Properties tab. Otherwise only three levels are available.
·UML 1.5 Components - Use UML 1.5 components (Enterprise Architect version 4 and over supports UML 2.0).
·Show State Compartment - This shows or hides the visibility of the State Compartment divider under the state name.
·Show Duplicate Tags - This enables duplicate tags to be shown.
·Group Operations by Stereotype - Groups an elements operations by their stereotype on the diagram.
·Group Attributes by Stereotype - Groups an elements attributes by their stereotype on the diagram.
·Inverted rotated text for metafiles - Use when external metafile readers are having issues.
·Advanced button - Use this to set visibility of certain elements in reports and in diagram packages.