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Layout of Sequence Diagrams

Offset the vertical separation of Sequence messages

Step

Action

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Select the appropriate message in a Sequence diagram.

 

 

2

Use the mouse to drag the message up or down as required.

As you drag a message up or down a lifeline, any messages or fragments below that message are shifted up or down the same amount.

If you press and hold ( Alt ) as you drag a message up or down past the next or previous message, the messages swap positions, rather than simply move position.

As you move one Message past another, a tooltip displays to remind you to press and hold [Alt], regardless of whether you are actually pressing the key. You can hide this tooltip by deselecting a checkbox on the Diagram | Sequence page of the Options dialog.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sequence Diagram Options

Example Diagram     The example below shows an economical use of space in a Sequence diagram.

 

SequenceDiagramMessageLayout