This functionality does only apply to ArchiMate®, ERD, and UML® models.

Sometimes a diagram or view can contain relations that are not shown in this diagram or view. In order to find out which relations they are or to make them visible in the diagram or view, you can use the Show relations function.


  1. Open the diagram or view for which you want to make relations visible. In the figure below you can see that only 2 of the 4 relations are visible in the view.

  2. On the View tab, in the Analysis group, click Show Relations. By default, the Show Relations window shows the relations that are present in the view but not shown.

    If you select the option Already shown relations, the relations that are already visible in the diagram or view are also shown in the list. That way you have a total view of all relations, visible and invisible, in the diagram or view.

  3. Select the relations in the list that you want to add to the diagram or view and click Add to view.

Now the diagram or view shows the relations that you have selected.

All relations shown in the view

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