IntelliJ IDEA 2022.1 Help

Diagram toolbar and context menu

Use the diagram editor toolbar to quickly access actions and the context menu to manage the displayed diagram.

Toolbar

Item

Description

the Key Columns button

Click this button to show primary key columns in diagram .

the Columns button

Click this button to show columns in diagram .

the Show Path Root Selection icon

Select dependencies and click this icon to see how they are connected to the root. For more information, refer to Maven, Gradle, or Spring dependencies diagrams.

the Show Neighbors of Selected Nodes

Select dependencies and click this icon to see what other dependencies are connected to the selected nodes. For more information, refer to Maven, Gradle, or Spring dependencies diagrams.

the Change Visibility Level icon

Click this icon to select the dependency scope you want to see. IntelliJ IDEA displays only the specified dependency scope.

App graph snap to grid

Click this icon to add borders to the nodes in your diagram.

Zoom In

Click this icon to increase the scale of the diagram. Alternatively, press NumPad+.

Zoom Out

Click this icon to decrease the scale of the diagram. Alternatively, press NumPad-.

Actual Size

Click this icon to restore the actual size of the diagram.

Fit Content

Click this icon to make the contents fit into the current diagram size.

Apply Current Layout

Click this icon to apply the current layout, selected from the Layout node of the diagram context menu.

Route Edges

Click this icon to scale the diagram to the edges of the window.

Copy Diagram to Clipboard

Click this icon to copy the diagram into the clipboard.

Copy Selection to Clipboard

Click this icon and then select any diagram area with the mouse cursor: the selected area will be copied into the clipboard.

Export Diagram

Click this icon to export a diagram using various formats, which are compatible with third-party tools, to a file, to an image, or open the diagram in the browser.

Export Diagram

You can select and configure the following options:

  • Open in Web Editor: click this button to select a third-party editor to which you can export the diagram.

  • Save diagram: click this button to save the current diagram as a file. You can use one of the available formats from the list.

  • Copy Diagram to Clipboard: click this button to save the diagram to a clipboard using one of the available formats.

  • Print: click this button to print the diagram.

Refresh Data Model

Click this button to refresh the whole diagram.

Open Diagram Settings

Click this button to open the Diagram settings where you can configure additional options.

Context menu

The table below contains commands that are not available from the toolbar.

Item

Description

New

Use this node to add new elements to a diagram.

Show Categories

Shows or hides categories like columns or key columns methods, inner classes, and fields.

Add Class to Diagram

Enables adding an existing class to the diagram. Start typing the class name and select the target item from the completion list.

Analyze Graph

Use this node to select one of the commands to analyze a diagram. You can check the graph characteristics, change the focus of the graph, measure graph centrality, and so on.

Analyze

This node contains analysis commands, enabled in the current context.

Delete

Deletes the selected diagram.

Refactor

This node contains refactoring commands, enabled in the current context.

Jump to Source

Choose this command to open the selected diagram node element in the editor.

Find Usages

Choose this command to search for usages of the selected node element.

Actual Size

Restores the actual size of the diagram.

Fit Content

Fits the content into the current diagram size.

Layout

Select the desired diagram layout from the submenu.

Route Edges

Select this action to center the diagram in the editor.

Orientation

Provides you with the following orientation options: Bottom to Top, Top to Bottom, and so on.

Apply Current Layout

Applies the current layout, selected from the Layout node of the diagram context menu

Route Edges

Scales the diagram content to the edges of the diagram window.

Show Edge Labels

Check this command to show multiplicities in diagram.

Appearance

Manages the way the diagram is presented by showing the grid, edge labels, bridges. Allows you to merge edges and select edge shapes.

Behavior

Use this option to select commands related to the diagram behavior sucha as aligning elements against the grid, showing structure view for the selected node, or fitting the content after the layout.

Snap to grid

Aligns elements against the grid.

Fit Content After Layout

Fits the diagram content after selecting the layout. Enabled by default.

Copy Diagram to Clipboard

Click this icon to copy the diagram into the clipboard.

Copy Selection to Clipboard

Click this icon and then select any diagram area with the mouse cursor: the selected area will be copied into the clipboard.

Export to Image File

Saves the diagram in an image file with the specified name and path. The possible formats are: jpeg, png, svg, svgz, or gif.

Print

Prints the diagram.

Save UML Diagram

Saves the current diagram in the specified location as xml file.

Last modified: 17 May 2022