In Enterprise Architect 14, Sparx Systems has modified and enhanced so many features including the property window. New Property window in Enterprise Architect version 14 is one the featured option. Property window enhancement made modelling workspace compact by accommodating elements, diagrams, connectors, attributes and operations under a single dock window.

Faster and easy access to properties of various types without opening property window or switching between multiple dock windows, which makes modelling in Enterprise Architect 14 user friendly than its previous versions.

  • Element - Special and advanced properties based on element type
  • Diagram - New filtering, meta-model views, access to swim lanes and more
  • Connecter - Quick access to connector properties
  • Attribute - Quick access to attribute properties like name, type and more
  • Operation - Quick access to operation properties like name, parameter and more

Property window allows users to edit/modify the general properties of the context item in a single view. Property window can be docked within the Enterprise Architect workspace or have it free-floating within or outside the workspace similar to its previous versions. Open Property window from Start | Properties | Properties (Alt + 1)

Element Property Window

Element Properties
TAB Description
Element This window displays the general properties of the currently-selected element in a single view. You can dock the window within the Enterprise Architect workspace or have it free-floating within or outside the workspace.
Templates If the user is working with Parameterized Classes or Binding Classes, you can use the 'Templates' tab of the Properties Window.
Files An element can be linked to one or more files external to the repository, using the 'Files' tab of either the Element Properties Window or the element's 'Properties' dialog. Having created the link, you can open the file and read its content from this tab.

Diagram Property Window

Diagram Properties
TAB Description
Diagram The 'Diagram' tab provides a number of checkbox fields that make it simple to define what the diagram shows and how the objects are presented.
Compartments This tab provides a list of the simple compartments that you can display in elements included in the current diagram.
Swimlanes & Matrix
  • Swimlanes, as vertical or horizontal bands that divide the diagram into logical areas or partitions.
  • A Swimlanes Matrix, to divide your diagram into cells at the intersections of columns and rows.

Connecter Property Window

Connecter Properties
TAB Description
General This tab covers the Names, stereotypes, source, target, alias, direction & style
Source A connector can have certain properties assigned to one end and be associated with the particular role that element plays in the relationship.
Target A connector can have certain properties assigned to one end and be associated with the particular role that element can play in the relationship.
Constraint A UML connector can also have associated constraints placed on it. Constraints tell us something about the rules and conditions under which a relation operates
Binding Generalize, Realize, Associate and Template Binding connectors have a Binding tab on their Properties dialog. This enables you to define binding expressions and parameter substitutions for the connector.

Attributes Property Window

Attributes Properties
TAB Description
Attribute The Attribute tab displays the name, assigned type, stereotype, scope & alias of the Attribute. All these features can be edited.
Redefines Its deals with redefined properties and subsetted property’s

Operation Property Window

Operation Properties
TAB Description
Operations Operation Tab includes the name, parameter, return type, scope stereotype in it. All this fields play a major role in operations
Parameters Lists the parameters that have been defined for this operation on the 'Parameters' tab.
Behaviour You can define the behavior of an operation in one of two ways:
  • As a text description consisting of pseudo-code, structured English or just simple text
  • As a reference to a behavior element, such as an Activity or Interaction, or to another operation
Code This feature refers to the coding section in the operations.
Redefines If the parent element of a selected operation is the source element for a Generalize connector, you can configure the operation to redefine an operation in the target element
Pre It defines the pre-conditions of an operations.
Post It defines the post-condition of an operations.