Create model element from textual analysis

Textual analysis is a tool for you to convert textual description of your system/problem into visual model elements. Starting from Visual Paradigm v14.2 SP1 you can create any type of model elements from textual analysis.Once you have the textual description of your system/problem entered to Textual Analysis editor:

  1. Highlight the text you would like to convert to visual model.

    Highlight text in Textual Analysis

  2. Right click on the highlighted text and select Add %text% as Glossary Term and Transit to New Model Element…

    Generate glossary term and model element

  3. You can now define the description for highlighted text.

    Define description of the highlighted text

  4. Uncheck the Filter based on active diagram palette checkbox and select the target model type you would like to create at Transit to New Model Element combo box.

    Select target model type

  5. If the model type you selected already have stereotypes defined you may further specify it at the Stereotypes combo box.

    Specify stereotype for target element

  6. Press OK to create the model element.
  7. Now switch to your diagram, or create one under Diagram > New.

    Create new diagram or switch to existing diagram

  8. Go to View > Panes > Diagram Backlog.

    Open Diagram Backlog

  9. You can now drag & drop the model element generated from Diagram Backlog into diagram and start modeling with it.

    Start modeling by drag & drop model element from diagram backlog into diagram

What if I want it to become multiple model element in different types?

In this case you can generate the text into other model elements:

  1. Go back to Textual Analysis editor.
  2. Ctrl + Click on the text being highlighted to navigate to Glossary Grid.

    Open glossary term

  3. Right click on the glossary term and select Transit to New Model Element… from popup menu.

    Create new model element from glossary term

  4. Now follow the New Model Element dialog to transform it into new model element. Once it is done you can access via Diagram Backlog and start modeling as the previous steps.

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