Creating collaboration uses in composite structure diagrams

In composite structure diagrams, you can create a collaboration use to define the set of roles and connectors that co-operate in a structured classifier according to a specific collaboration. You use the collaboration use to apply a pattern, which the collaboration defines, to a specific scenario.

Before you begin

In the Modeling perspective, a model must contain a collaboration and a composite structure diagram must be open.


  1. In the Palette, click Collaboration Use.
  2. In the diagram editor, complete one of the following steps:
    • To create an unspecified collaboration use, click Unspecified.
    • To create a new collaboration that you want to type with a new collaboration use, click Create Collaboration.
    • To create a collaboration use for an existing collaboration, click Select Existing Element, select a collaboration from a list of available collaborations, and click OK.
  3. Type a name and press Enter.