Creating custom viewpoints for UPIA models

You can create new viewpoints, or customize an existing modeling viewpoints, to reduce the number of tools that are displayed in the user interface. For example, you can duplicate a predefined UPIA viewpoint as a base, and then select or clear specific capabilities to provide only the tools that you need to work with UPIA models.


  1. Click Window > Preferences, expand Modeling, and click Viewpoints.
  2. Complete one of the following steps:
    • To create a new viewpoint, click New. In the Create New Viewpoint window, type a name for the new viewpoint and click OK.
    • To modify an existing viewpoint, from the Viewpoints list, select a viewpoint, click Duplicate, type a name for the custom viewpoint, and click OK.
  3. In the capabilities list, select the check boxes for the specific capabilities to include in the viewpoint.. For example, expand UML Element Building Blocks and select UML Collaboration.
  4. Click Apply.
  5. Click OK.

What to do next

You can now enable the custom viewpoint that you created.