Author Topic: Cannot Copy as Link in Sequence Diagram  (Read 76 times)

D. Emilio

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Cannot Copy as Link in Sequence Diagram
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:30:50 am »
I was making a Sequence Diagram where I have two actors (users), two entities (Phone-A and Phone-B) and another middle entity named PSTN representing the network. It is basically a telephone network in which both phones (caller and callee) have the same state machine.

The problem is, when I tried to add some of the states on the timeline of the other phone, EA complained that the state already existed. Now, as I said, both entities have the SAME state machine and therefore the same state except they may or may not be in the same state at any given moment.

I also tried with Paste as Link because at some point BOTH phones will be in state Connected, yet EA does not allow me to do that either. If I use another name for the state then it wouldn't be the State Machine I designed.


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Re: Cannot Copy as Link in Sequence Diagram
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 08:21:59 am »
SDs show instances. So you need to create instances for exactly each SD. (So finally EA seems to do it right.)