IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 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

ItemDescription
the Key Columns buttonClick this button to show primary key columns in diagram.
the Columns buttonClick this button to show columns in diagram.
the Show Path Root Selection iconSelect 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 NodesSelect 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.

Icons graph snap to gridClick this icon to add borders to the nodes in your diagram.
Zoom InClick this icon to increase the scale of the diagram. Alternatively, press NumPad+.
Zoom OutClick this icon to decrease the scale of the diagram. Alternatively, press NumPad-.
Actual SizeClick this icon to restore the actual size of the diagram.
Fit ContentClick this icon to make the contents fit into the current diagram size.
Apply Current LayoutClick this icon to apply the current layout, selected from the Layout node of the diagram context menu.
Save diagramClick this icon to save the current diagram in the specified location as xml file.
Export to fileClick this icon to save the diagram in an image file with the specified name and path. The possible formats are: jpeg, png, svg, svgz, or gif.
the Print buttonClick this icon to print the diagram.
Print PreviewClick this icon to open the diagram preview in a separate frame, where you can configure the page layout, scale, and headings information.

Context menu

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

ItemDescription
NewUse this node to add new elements to a diagram.
Show CategoriesShows or hides categories like columns or key columns.
Add Class to DiagramEnables adding an existing class to the diagram. Start typing the class name and select the target item from the completion list.
AnalyzeThis node contains analysis commands, enabled in the current context.
DeleteDeletes the selected diagram.
RefactorThis node contains refactoring commands, enabled in the current context.
Jump to SourceChoose this command to open the selected diagram node element in the editor.
Find UsagesChoose this command to search for usages of the selected node element.
Actual SizeRestores the actual size of the diagram.
Fit ContentFits the content into the current diagram size.
LayoutSelect the desired diagram layout from the submenu.
Route EdgesSelect this action to center the diagram in the editor.
OrientationProvides you with the following opientation options: Bottom to Top, Top to Bottom,
Apply Current LayoutApplies the current layout, selected from the Layout node of the diagram context menu
Route EdgesScales the diagram content to the edges of the diagram window.
Show Edge LabelsCheck this command to show multiplicities in diagram.
AppearanceManages the way the diagram is presented by showing the grid, edge labels, bridges. Allows you to merge edges and select edge shapes.
Snap to gridAligns elements against the grid.
Fit Content After LayoutFits the diagram content after selecting the layout. Enabled by default.
Copy Diagram to ClipboardClick this icon to copy the diagram into the clipboard.
Copy Selection to ClipboardClick this icon and then select any diagram area with the mouse cursor: the selected area will be copied into the clipboard.
Export to Image FileSaves the diagram in an image file with the specified name and path. The possible formats are: jpeg, png, svg, svgz, or gif.
PrintPrints the diagram.
Save UML DiagramSaves the current diagram in the specified location as xml file.
Last modified: 27 August 2021