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Altova UModel 2020 Professional Edition

ic-act-call-beh Action (CallBehavior)

Inserts the Call Behavior Action element which directly invokes a specific behavior. Selecting an existing behavior using the behavior combo box, e.g. HandleDisplayException, and displays a rake symbol within the element.

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ic-act-call-oper Action (CallOperation)

Inserts the Call Operation Action which indirectly invokes a specific behavior as a method. Please see "Inserting an action (CallOperation)" for more information.

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ic-act-opaque Action (OpaqueAction)

A type of action used to specify implementation information. Can be used as a placeholder until you decide which specific action type you want to use.

 

ic-act-valSpec Action (ValueSpecificationAction)

A type of action that evaluates(/generates) a specific value at the output pin. (Defined by the specific properties, e.g. upperBound.)

 

ic-act-acc-eventact AcceptEventAction

Inserts the Accept Event action which waits for the occurrence of an event which meets specific conditions.

 

ic-act-acc-event-time AcceptEventAction (TimeEvent)

Inserts a AcceptEvent action, triggered by a time event, which specifies an instant of time by an expression e.g. 1 sec. since last update.

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ic-act-sendsig-act SendSignalAction

Inserts the Send Signal action, which creates a signal from its inputs and transmits the signal to the target object, where it may cause the execution of an activity.

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ic-act-decis-node DecisionNode

Inserts a Decision Node which has a single incoming transition and multiple outgoing guarded transitions. Please see "Creating a branch" for more information.

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ic-act-merge-node MergeNode

Inserts a Merge Node which merges multiple alternate transitions defined by the Decision Node. The Merge Node does not synchronize concurrent processes, but selects one of the processes.

 

ic-act-initial-node InitialNode

The beginning of the activity process. An activity can have more than one initial node.

 

ic-act-finalact-node ActivityFinalNode

The end of the activity process. An activity can have more that one final node, all flows in the activity stop when the "first" final node is encountered.

 

ic-act-flow-final FlowFinalNode

Inserts the Flow Final Node, which terminates a flow. The termination does not affect any other flows in the activity.

 

ic-act-forknode ForkNode

Inserts a vertical Fork node. Used to divide flows into multiple concurrent flows.

 

ic-act-forkn-horiz ForkNode (Horizontal)

Inserts a horizontal Fork node. Used to divide flows into multiple concurrent flows.

 

ic-act-joinnode JoinNode

Inserts a vertical Fork node. A Join node synchronizes multiple flows defined by the Fork node.

 

ic-act-joinn-horiz Join Node (horizontal)

Inserts a horizontal Fork node. A Join node synchronizes multiple flows defined by the Fork node.

 

ic-act-input-pin InputPin

Inserts an input pin onto a Call Behavior, or Call Operation action. Input pins supply input values that are used by an action. A default name, "argument", is automatically assigned to an input pin.

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The input pin symbol can only be placed onto those activity elements where the mouse pointer changes to the hand symbol ic-hand. Dragging the symbol repositions it on the element border.

 

ic-act-output-pin OutputPin

Inserts an output pin action. Output pins contain output values produced by an action. A name corresponding to the UML property of that action e.g. result, is automatically assigned to the output pin.

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The output pin symbol can only be placed onto those activity elements where the mouse pointer changes to the hand symbol ic-hand. Dragging the symbol repositions it on the element border.

 

Exception Pin

An OutputPin can be changed to an Exception pin by clicking the pin and selecting "isExceptionPin" from the Properties pane.

 

ic-act-valuepin ValuePin

Inserts a Value Pin which is an input pin that provides a value to an action, that does not come from an incoming object flow. It is displayed as an input pin symbol, and has the same properties as an input pin.

 

ic-obj-node ObjectNode

Inserts an object node which is an abstract activity node that defines object flow in an activity. Object nodes can only contain values at runtime that conform to the type of the object node.

 

ic-act-centbuffnode CentralBufferNode

Inserts a Central Buffer Node which acts as a buffer for multiple in- and out flows from other object nodes.

 

ic-act-datastore DataStoreNode

Inserts a Data Store Node which is a special "Central Buffer Node" used to store persistent (i.e. non transient) data.

 

ic-act-partit-horiz ActivityPartition (horizontal)

Inserts a horizontal Activity Partition, which is a type of activity group used to identify actions that have some characteristic in common. This often corresponds to organizational units in a business model.

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Double clicking a label allows you to edit it directly; pressing Enter orients the text correctly.

 

Please note that Activity Partitions are the UML 2.0 update to the "swimlane" functionality of previous UML versions.

 

Elements placed within a ActivityPartition become part of it when the boundary is highlighted.

Objects within an ActivityPartition can be individually selected using Ctrl+Click, or by dragging the marquee inside the boundary.

Click the ActivityPartition boundary, or title, and drag to reposition it.

 

ic-act-partit-vert ActivityPartition (vertical)

Inserts a vertical Activity Partition, which is a type of activity group used to identify actions that have some characteristic in common. This often corresponds to organizational units in a business model.

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ic-act-part-2dim ActivityPartition (2 Dimensional)

Inserts a two dimensional Activity Partition, which is a type of activity group used to identify actions that have some characteristic in common. Both axes have editable labels.

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To remove the Dim1, Dim2 dimension labels:

1.Click the dimension label you want to remove e.g. Dim1

2.Double click in the Dim1 entry in the Properties tab, delete the Dim1 entry, and press Enter to confirm.

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Note that Activity Partitions can be nested:

 

1.Right click the label where you want to insert a new partition.

2.Select New | ActivityPartition.

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ic-act-control-flow ControlFlow

A Control Flow is an edge, i.e. an arrowed line, that connects two activities/behaviours, and starts an activity after the previous one has been completed.

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ic-act-objflow ObjectFlow

A Object Flow is an edge, i.e. an arrowed line, that connects two actions/object nodes, and starts an activity after the previous one has been completed. Objects or data can be passed along an Object Flow.

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ic-act-exceptH ExceptionHandler

An Exception Handler is an element that specifies what action is to be executed if a specified exception occurs during the execution of the protected node.

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An Exception Handler can only be dropped on an Input Pin of an Action.

 

ic-act-activity Activity

Inserts an Activity into the activity diagram.

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ic-act-paramnode ActivityParameterNode

Inserts an Activity Parameter node onto an activity. Clicking anywhere in the activity places the parameter node on the activity boundary.

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ic-act-struct-actnode StructuredActivityNode

Inserts a Structured Activity Node which is a structured part of the activity, that is not shared with any other structured node.

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ic-act-expan-reg ExpansionRegion

An expansion region is a region of an activity having explicit input and outputs (using ExpansionNodes). Each input is a collection of values.

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The expansion region mode is displayed as a keyword, and can be changed by clicking the "mode" combo box in the Properties tab. Available settings are:parallel, iterative, or stream.

 

ic-act-expan-node ExpansionNode

Inserts an Expansion Node onto an Expansion Region. Expansion nodes are input and output nodes for the Expansion Region, where each input/output is a collection of values. The arrows into, or out of, the expansion region, determine the specific type of expansion node.

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ic-act-interr-region InterruptableActivityRegion

An interruptible region contains activity nodes. When a control flow leaves an interruptible region all flows and behaviors in the region are terminated.

 

 

To add an interrupting edge:

1.Make sure that an Action element is present in the InterruptableActivityRegion, as well as an outgoing Control Flow to another action:

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2.Right click the Control Flow arrow, and select New | InterruptingEdge.

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Note:You can also add an InterrupingEdge by clicking the InterruptableActivityRegion, right clicking in the Properties window, and selecting Add InterruptingEdge from the pop-up menu.

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