UML Diagrams

A UML diagram is a representation of the components or elements of a system or process model and, depending on the type of diagram, how those elements are connected or how they interact from a particular perspective. For example, how and why an object changes state, or how requirements are realized by the process or a system.




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Working with Diagrams

Diagrams are developed in the main workspace, in which you create and connect model elements

You create diagrams by right-clicking a package and selecting the New Diagram context menu option, or load them by double-clicking on their diagram icon in the Project Browser

Diagram Tasks

Types of Diagram

There are two major groupings of UML diagrams:

  • Structural Diagrams which depict the structural elements composing a system or function, reflecting the static relationships of a structure, or run-time architectures.
  • Behavioral Diagrams which show a dynamic view of the model, depicting the behavioral features of a system or business process.

Structural Diagrams

Behavioral Diagrams

Extended Diagrams

Enterprise Architect provides a set of additional diagram types that extend the core UML diagrams for domain-specific models

Extended Diagrams

Custom Diagrams

Enterprise Architect also supports diagram types specific to MDG Technologies, including integrated technologies

Specialized UML Models