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auto layout query
« on: December 29, 2001, 01:29:24 am »
I am a student (MSc Information Systems) and am taking a course in systems analysis and design. I came across this package on a cover disk on a UK PC mag. My initial response is good but we have been taught that in class diagrams association etc lines should not cross - YET, in the auto layout facility in EA lines cross. Is there a rule of thumb of not crossing?

Thank you kindly in advance


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Re: auto layout query
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2002, 04:30:47 am »

Although the UML definition does not state whether association should cross, it is preferrable that they do not.  The auto layout feature in EA will not take this into account (it simply arranges the objects by relationships) and it must be a manual process fix any problems.  Hope this answers your question.

Paul Mathers