Assigning a Parent Class

Last modified on October 27th, 2014.


The parent of a 'Class' construct can be assigned in the 'Class Diagram' via drag-and-drop. Both the "to-be" parent and child 'Class' constructs must be added to the diagram first before the parent can be assigned. Below is an outline of the steps for assigning a parent in a 'Class Diagram':

  1. Within a 'Class Diagram', select the child 'Class' of which you would like to assign the parent.

    Select Child Class

  2. Click the green circle and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Parent Child Relationship

  3. Drag the green circle over to the parent 'Class' of your choice.

    Drag New Parent Child Relationship

  4. When the parent 'Class' box highlights green, release the left mouse button over the 'Composition' section to add a decomposes/decomposed by relationship.

    Drop New Parent Child Relationship

  5. Once added to the diagram, the new relationship should appear as an arrow between the two (2) 'Class' constructs as shown below:

    Parent Child Relationship

  6. Click the 'Save' button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project's database.

Assigning a Parent Class

Last modified on October 27th, 2014. 


The parent of a ‘Class’ construct can be assigned in the ‘Class Diagram’ via drag-and-drop. Both the “to-be” parent and child ‘Class’ constructs must be added to the diagram first before the parent can be assigned. Below is an outline of the steps for assigning a parent in a ‘Class Diagram’:

  1. Within a ‘Class Diagram’, select the child ‘Class’ of which you would like to assign the parent.

    Select Child Class

  2. Click the green circle and continue to hold down the left mouse button.

    Click New Parent Child Relationship

  3. Drag the green circle over to the parent ‘Class’ of your choice.

    Drag New Parent Child Relationship

  4. When the parent ‘Class’ box highlights green, release the left mouse button over the ‘Composition’ section to add a decomposes/decomposed by relationship.

    Drop New Parent Child Relationship

  5. Once added to the diagram, the new relationship should appear as an arrow between the two (2) ‘Class’ constructs as shown below:

    Parent Child Relationship

  6. Click the ‘Save’ button located on the toolbar to persist your changes to your project’s database.