The quick-create pop-up window is an easy way to draw new objects and relations in your diagram or view. The quick-create pop-up window contains the concepts that can be used in the active diagram or view. Graphic shapes are not available.

In the figure below, the pop-up windows for an ArchiMate® Total view, a BPMN™ process diagram, and a UML® class diagram are shown.



In Amber and BMC models the quick-create pop-up window can only be used to draw objects, not relations.

Drawing objects

Drawing an object in your diagram or view using the quick-create pop-up window is very easy:

  1. Click somewhere in the diagram or view and briefly hold down the mouse button until you see a gray dot appear: .

  2. Release the mouse button. The quick-create pop-up window appears.

  3. Move the mouse pointer over the concept categories on the left of the window until you are above the right category.

  4. Slide the mouse pointer to the desired concept and click on it. The object is now placed in the diagram or view.

Drawing relations

Relations can also be drawn by using the quick-create pop-up window. This can be done from an existing object in a diagram or view to another existing object, or to a new object that is created at the same time.

Drawing from one object to another

  1. Click on an object in the open diagram or view and subsequently click on the smart connector attached to the object.

  2. Drag the line (relation) that is shown onto the object in the diagram or view you want to create a relation with.

  3. Click on the object and click in the quick-create pop-up window that appears on the relation you want to add. The relation is now placed on the diagram or view.

Drawing from one object to a new object

  1. Click on an object in the open diagram or view and subsequently click on the smart connector attached to the object.

  2. Drag the line (relation) that is shown to the place in the diagram or view where you want to add the next object, click and shortly hold down the mouse button until you see the gray dot appear: .

  3. Release the mouse button, in the quick-create pop-up window click on the object you want to add, and then click on the relation you want to add. The new object and relation are now placed in the diagram or view.


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