You use an Association to connect a Text Annotation to a flow element. An Association is purely graphical.

You can define whether the Association shows a direction or not. An Association can flow in one direction or in both directions. The direction is represented by an arrowhead.

An Association appears as a dotted line.

an Association symbol

Association attributes

Fill in these fields in the Attributes tab:

  • Description

    A description of the element.

    Descriptions are optional but they can be useful if you want a comprehensive report.

  • Direction

    Define whether the Association shows a direction.

    Select one of these options:

    Options Description
    None No direction is shown. This is the default value.
    One In one direction. The arrowhead will point to the flow object.
    Both In both directions.