>For each object type, you can double-click the icon in the toolbox to
>bring up the defaults dialog for that. Of course, if you want
>transparent background for different kinds of objects, you have to set
>that for each kind. And it's not temporary, but can be set back the
The UML shapeset doesn't appear to follow this convention. For UML, what I
do is create a single "dummy" instance of the shape I want many of, then
instead of creating a new one each time, I copy the "dummy" object and
paste it, then edit.
This way I can have say ten classes that are each the exact same shade of
red, and ten more the exact same shade of blue.
Of course, it'd be nice to be able to select ten classes and bring up a
dialog that would change all of them to be some other colour. Right now I
unzip the .DIA savefile, do a search/replace for #xxyyzz-->#aabbcc which
might be a little much for most GUI users.
Senior Database Architect