Applying a line style to a node symbol in Rational Ssytem Architect

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Question

Can you apply a line style to a node symbol in IBM Rational System Architect (SA)?

Cause

You are trying to change how the lines that make up a node symbol are shaped to match another node symbol. If you right click on the node symbol, then select Symbol Format > Line, there is a Curvature option. Setting this has no effect on the lines composing the node symbol.

Answer

You cannot apply a line style to a node symbol in SA.

The line style dialog box says: line style for new lines on this diagram

This means you cannot apply a line style on a symbol that is not a line. If you right click on any node symbol and go to Symbol Format > Symbol Style, notice that you cannot set a line style.

WORKAROUND:

You can create a symbol and use the DEPICT LIKE keyword combination in the Encyclopedia USRPROPS.txt file to specify how a symbol is depicted on a diagram.

Related information

Modifying the Metamodel with USRPROPS.TXT
Keywords for USRPROPS: DEPICT LIKE

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More support for:

Rational System Architect
Documentation

Software version:

11.0, 11.1, 11.2, 11.3, 11.4

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1628460

Modified date:

2014-03-31

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