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It is possible to fade and hide objects and relations of a specific type (concept) completely or partly in a diagram or view. The Hide pane can be used for this. The pane shows all concepts that can be used in the active diagram or view.


View with all elements shown


By clicking a concept in the Hide pane once, all elements of this type will first be faded by being grayed. By clicking a second time, the elements will be hidden completely. If the concept is clicked for the third time, the elements will be shown again in their original color.

Fading and hiding elements is illustrated below, by fading the business services and hiding the application services in an ArchiMate® Business Cooperation View.

If you fade or hide objects that have directly connected relations, these relations will also be faded or hidden.


View with faded and hidden objects


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