Connecting Lines to Shapes
Most UML diagrams involve connecting one or more shapes to each other using lines.
To connect two shapes, all you have to do is add the first shape, select the next shape from the library, and then click Add Right (or Add Left, Add Up, etc.) in the SmartPanel. Your shapes will be connected automatically. You can keep adding shapes in any direction, quickly and efficiently.
You can also connect two shapes manually. Once you have the shapes on your drawing area, click the Draw Lines tool. Touch one end of your cursor to the shape you're trying to connect and without letting go of the mouse drag the line to the edge of the other shape. When you see the anchor symbol, you can let go of the line and it will attach to the object.
By default the connecting line will be a segmented line or shape connector, but you can choose a straight line, a curved line, or something else from the Line Shape drop-down menu on the SmartPanel.
Adjusting Line Style
To adjust a line's style, select the line, then go to the Lines command in the Home tab. Here you can adjust the thickness, create a dashed line, or select a different color from the palette.