Adding Entities

This feature allows you to manually add entities to an existing model. This can be useful if you don't want to recreate the model but have data in the form of an entity that you would like to add to a model.

  1. With an existing model open, click to open Entities in the Toolbox.
  2. Drag the appropriate icon onto the model canvas. Choose from the existing types of entities or choose <New> if the entity is a type that is new to your model.
  3. Enter a Label for the new entity.
  4. If you are adding a new type of entity, enter the Type. You can pick from an existing type or enter a new type.
    Note: If you added an existing type of entity, this field will automatically populate and cannot be changed.
  5. Add Properties to the entity by completing the Name, Type, and Value fields.
    Note: The Type field will automatically populate when you enter a name, but you can select another type from the list if necessary.
  6. Click Add, then OK. The new entity appears.
If you save your model after adding the entity, it will be included in the counts shown when you open or manage the model.