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How can you delete a port from a component diagram in IBM Rational Software Architect and in IBM Rational Software Modeler?


If you right click a port on a component diagram, the Delete from Diagram context menu entry is inactive.

It is not clear how you can delete the port from the component diagram without also deleting it from the model.



  1. Select the component on which the port appears

  2. Clear the component's Properties > Appearance > White box check box (The White box property appears at the bottom of the tab. By default, it is active.)

  3. Save the changes

  4. Right click on the port on the component diagram

    Result: The Delete from Diagram entry now appears on the port's context menu.

Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Software Architect Standard Edition Modeling: Diagrams Windows
Software Development Rational Software Architect for WebSphere Software Modeling: Diagrams Windows,, 8.5
Software Development Rational Software Architect Modeling: Diagrams Windows, 8.5

Document information

More support for: Rational Software Modeler
Modeling: Diagrams

Software version:

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1606488

Modified date: 2012-07-27