Stack View

The ‘Stack View’ forces grouping of elements within a pre-defined container. Use this feature to keep elements always within a defined container to have a clean layout.

In order to create a Stack View follow these instructions:

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A – Click the INSERT ribbon.

B – Click the ‘Stack View’ Icon.

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C – Click the ‘+ ADD’ button to add a new Stack.

D – Provide a free text description of the Stack. This can be changed afterwards.

E – Add the table(s) which should be considered within the stack. Repeat the step to add multiple tables.

F – Click the ‘Apply’ button to add the Stacks to the current Diagram.

Based on the definition above Stacks (Containers) will be added to the Diagram.

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Adding elements will move the shapes into the associated Stack automatically.

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Important facts

  • Shapes added before the Stack creation will remain outside the Stack unless moved into Stack manually.
  • Shapes associated with a Stack can’t be pulled outside the Stack once added.
  • Shapes not associated with a Stack can be pulled and removed from a Stack at any time.
  • Shapes not associated with a Stack will be positioned outside the Stack.
  • Container size, label and styling e.g. lane color can be changed at any time.
  • Removing a Stack in the ‘Stack View Settings’ form will remove its content, too.
  • Removing a Stack from the canvas will remove its settings from ‘Stack View Settings’ dialog
  • A Stack without defined table(s) can’t be added.