IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1 Help

Viewing Diagram

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Basics

You can invoke UML class diagram from different places:

  • From the various tool windows.
  • From the Navigation bar.
  • From the Structure tool window.
  • From the editor.

IntelliJ IDEA displays UML diagrams in two modes:

  • In a pop-up window.
  • In a separate editor tab.

Opening a UML class diagram

  1. Select the desired item, or open it in the editor.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • On the context menu of the selection, click Diagram, and on the submenu, select the way you want to view the model: Show Diagram or Show Diagram Pop-up.
    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+U or Ctrl+Alt+U.

The diagram is displayed in the editor tab or in the pop-up window:

umlClassDiagram

Tips and tricks

  • You can open a UML class diagram without using your pointing device. Consider such a workflow: press Alt+Home, then press Ctrl+Alt+U.
  • It is possible to view a UML class diagram of a Java package. Just select a Java package in the Project tool window, and press Ctrl+Alt+U:
    package diagram
Last modified: 15 May 2018

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