Display or hide diagram elements using tags
The tags dialog allows you to display and hide elements of your diagram based on metadata, or tags. This can be useful for exploring complex diagrams, for example to indicate which code segments run on which system, or which department is responsible for which steps in a flow chart.
Tags are a space-separated list of words stored in the tags property of a shape’s properties, or metadata. Select a shape, then click Edit > Edit Data to see a shape’s properties (or right-click and select Edit Data or press
When you hover over a shape, the tag will appear as a tooltip.
Alternatively, you can look at shape’s properties. Select a shape, then press
If you know the names of the tags, you can use the Tags dialog to hide shapes based on their tags or show hidden shapes.
- Click Extras > Tags.
- Type the name of the tag, and click Hide or Show.