Refinement shape

Refinement Refinement shape icon is a kind of dependency that indicates a historical or derivation relationship between two elements with a mapping between them. A description of the mapping can be attached to the dependency in a note. The notation for a refinement dependency is a dashed arrow labeled with the stereotype <<refines>>.

Name a Refinement shape and add other property values

Open the element's UML Properties dialog box by double-clicking the icon that represents the element in the tree view or the shape that represents the element in a diagram.


Control which property values display on a shape in a diagram by right-clicking the shape, and then clicking Shape Display Options. In the UML Shape Display Options dialog box, select and clear options to display or hide property values.

Control which property values are displayed on the Refinement shape

Right-click the shape, click Shape Display Options, and then select or clear options to show or hide values.

Navigate to other views of the refinement relationship

Right-click the shape, click Views, select the view you want, and then click OK.

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