Adding a Use Case

A ‘Use Case’ construct can be added to a ‘Use Case Diagram‘ via drag-and-drop.

  1. Within a ‘Use Case Diagram,’ click the ‘Use Case’ icon in the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar and continue to hold down the left mouse button.
  2. Drag the ‘Use Case’ icon over to the adjacent diagram canvas.
  3. Release the left mouse button while over the diagram canvas to drop the new ‘Use Case’ and add it to the diagram.

    Notice the ‘Use Case’ stays selected once it has been dropped. Since it is selected, the toolbar changes to include buttons for functions which can be used on the construct. The sidebar also changes to include additional ‘Metadata,’ ‘Attributes,’ and ‘Relationships’ tabs.

  4. Once added to the diagram, enter a meaningful ‘Name’ for your new ‘Use Case’ via the ‘Attributes’ tab of the left sidebar (focused automatically for convenience).
  5. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database.


* Note: The above process describes using the ‘New’ tab of the left sidebar, which automatically generates a new entity to represent each new diagram construct. If you would like to reuse existing entities from your database to represent a new construct, use the ‘Existing’ tab instead.

For more information on this construct and how it is represented in the database model, see Use Case Diagram Constructs.