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G. Schwarz

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Diagram choice
« on: April 28, 2020, 04:07:24 am »
Hello everyone.

I'm fairly new to EA and while I'd like to think I understand most of the basics, I wanted to try a more complex project and honestly don't really know where to begin.

The diagram should show multiple components of a system, with their input- and outputsignals interacting with each other. (e.g. "if component A sends signal x to component B then component B outputs signal y")
If anyone could help with which type of diagrams are best suited for the task or maybe knows of a good tutorial in that direction (I didn't find any with that particular topic), it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm using EA 14 at the moment.

Cheers

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Re: Diagram choice
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2020, 04:16:07 am »
Rather broad your question is.

Open the example model (from the help menu) and browse through it. It might give you some hints.

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Re: Diagram choice
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2020, 07:59:20 pm »
It looks tome that "Sequence diagram" is something you are looking for.
Its always important to imagine who is the person using your diagrams and decide, what information is relevant for them.

It can be a combination of UML / Archimate for System/Service overview and "Sequence diagram" for communication detail.

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Re: Diagram choice
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2020, 09:36:46 pm »
Hello
to use EA well and get benefit, you MUST know UML very well.
Sparx recognizes this and has several UML guides for free in their websites.  Additionally, UML books published by o'Reilly or Addison-Wesley are a must.  Good luck!

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Re: Diagram choice
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2020, 02:01:44 am »
Thanks for the advice. I guess I'll look more into UML first in that case.