Interaction Toolbox

The Interaction Toolbox is used for Interaction diagrams (Sequence, Timing, Communication or Interaction Overview), which are used to model work flow and sequential passing of messages between elements in real time.

Interaction Toolbox pages

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The Interaction group is used to model dynamic interactions between elements at run-time; Interaction diagrams are often placed beneath Use Case elements to further expand on Use Case behavior over time.

The Actor element models a user of the system, while the other elements model things within the system, including standard elements (Lifeline), user interface components (Boundary), Controller and Entity.

The Message (sequence) relationship is used to model the flow of information and processing between elements.

Sequence diagram

Notes

Messages can be simple or recursive calls
To add an element to the currently-open diagram, click on the appropriate icon and drag it into position on the diagram; set an element name and other properties as prompted
To add a relationship, click on the appropriate icon, then click on the start element in the diagram and drag to the end element

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