You can link entire diagrams at one level of detail to the next diagram up or down in a sequence of increasing granularity, or you can link from key use cases or actors to the next diagram.
To create a browse-through sequence:
- Think of the answers to the following questions:
- Why do you want to link several diagrams? What is your general idea?
- What types of diagrams are you going to link? Usually you link Use Case Diagrams, but you can include any other types to a sequence.
- Do you want to create “vertical” top-down links, or “horizontal” links for diagrams at one level?
- Do you want to link entire diagrams, or specific model elements?
- Open the main diagram of the sequence you are going to create.
- Select the source model element, or right-click the diagram background to link the entire diagram.
Note: If you choose to hyperlink to a new diagram, its shortcut appears on the source diagram.
Tip: It is recommended to use some common approach for all links in your sequence.
- Create a hyperlink to the next diagram. The titles of source and destination elements turn blue.
- Open the destination diagram.
- Repeat steps 3–5 for all parts of your sequence.
- Optionally, create hyperlinks in the reverse motion.