In a statechart or activity diagram, a simple transition is a relationship between two states or action states or between a state and itself. A complex transition Join Transition shape icon Join Transition shape icon has multiple source and/or target states.

Name a Transition (Join) shape and add other property values

Open the element's UML Properties dialog box by double-clicking the icon that represents the element in the tree view or the shape that represents the element in a diagram.

Tip: Control which property values display on a shape in a diagram by right-clicking the shape, and then clicking Shape Display Options. In the UML Shape Display Options dialog box, select and clear options to display or hide property values.

Work with transition shapes in UML diagrams

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