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Before you start working with UML diagrams, make sure that UML Support plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with PhpStorm and activated by default. If it is not, enable the plugin as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
You can invoke UML class diagram from different places:
- From the various tool windows.
- From the Navigation bar.
- From the Structure tool window.
PhpStorm displays UML diagrams in two modes:
- In a pop-up window.
- In a separate editor tab.
Opening a uml class diagram
- Select the desired item.
- Do one of the following:
- On the context menu of the selection, click , and on the submenu, select the way you want to view the model: or .
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+U or Ctrl+Alt+U.
The diagram is displayed in the editor tab or in the pop-up window:
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.