How to Connect Multiple Elements with One Element

Software Ideas Modeler allows you easily to connect multiple elements with another element.

In this example, we will connect three classes (Ellipse, Rectangle and Triangle) with one class (Shape) using generalizations.


Step 1

Select elements, you want to connect with the other element. In our case, we select the classes: Ellipse, Rectangle and Triangle.

Step 1 - Selection

Step 2

Click on relationship tool, you want to use for connections. (In our case we choose Generalization) Press and hold the left mouse button and move cursor to the element you want to connect with selected elements. (In our case it is Shape class.)

Step 2 - Drag from toolbox to target class

Step 3

Release the button and selected elements will be connected using the chosen relationship with the target class. Application automatically adds so many relationships, how many selected elements there is.

And here is our result:

Step 3 - Result

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