If a persona is too complex, you can use actors. An actor stands for a person or an external system that interacts with a system.
The stereotype of actor is <<Actor>>. You need the stereotype when you create document templates, queries, forms, or search for an actor in the application. In the Stereotypes window, you can find the stereotype Actor at the top level under A. The stereotype contains the substereotypes PrimaryActor, SecondaryActor, and System. You can create additional sub stereotypes or user-defined properties. Properties do not have to be created separately for each sub stereotype, since the properties are inherited from the main stereotype.
Context menu commands
Context menu commands allow you to edit, share, create revisions, and more. The following shortcut menu commands are available for actors:
Edit| Edit Actor
Open the editing dialog in write mode.
Shows all patterns that can be applied to an actor. Green icons indicate that the pattern is particularly suitable.
Pattern Catalog | Pattern Catalog for Actors
Opens the pattern catalog, which you can use to find out about all existing patterns.
Allows the actor to be sent by link, e-mail or hyperlink.
Opens a selection dialog where all diagrams containing the actor are displayed. If you select a diagram and click OK, the diagram opens.
If you have created extensions for actors, you can select and execute them here.
Allows you to create a revision. You can also use it to call up, compare, and trace the history of an actor.
Delete | Delete Actor
Deletes the actor from the project. The action cannot be undone.