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UML Activity Diagram

UML Activity Diagram

UML Activity Diagram is a type of UML diagrams, which illustrates the business and operational step-by-step workflows of components within a system and shows the overall flow of control. UML Activity Diagram is constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected each other with arrows. The most important shape types are rounded rectangles, diamonds, bars, black circle, encircled black circle. The arrows represent the order in which activities happen and run from the start towards the end. ConceptDraw PRO software enhanced with Rapid UML solution is ideal for software designers and software developers who need to draw the UML Activity Diagrams and other types of UML diagrams. It is convenient to use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from the UML Activity library included to the Rapid UML solution of ConceptDraw Solution Park and containing a lot of specific vector UML objects. Use them to design your own UML Activity Diagrams, make them colorful and attractive with style tools of ConceptDraw PRO software. Read more

Diagramming Software for Design UML Activity Diagrams

Activity diagram describes the business and operational step-by-step workflows of components in a system. An activity diagram shows the overall flow of control. Read more

UML Activity Diagram. Design Elements

UML Activity Diagram illustrate the business and operational step-by-step workflow of components in a system and shows the overall flow of control. Read more
"A swim lane (or swimlane) is a visual element used in process flow diagrams, or flowcharts, that visually distinguishes responsibilities for sub-processes of a business process. Swim lanes may be arranged either horizontally or vertically. In the accompanying example, the swimlanes are named Customer, Sales, Contracts, Legal, and Fulfillment, and are arranged vertically. ...
When used to diagram a business process that involves more than one department, swimlanes often serve to clarify not only the steps and who is responsible for each one, but also how delays, mistakes or cheating are most likely to occur.
Many process modeling methodologies utilize the concept of swimlanes, as a mechanism to organize activities into separate visual categories in order to illustrate different functional capabilities or responsibilities (organisational roles). Swimlanes are used in Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) and Unified Modeling Language activity diagram modeling methodologies." [Swim lane. Wikipedia]
The template "UML activity diagram (swimlanes)" for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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UML activity diagram (swimlanes)
UML activity diagram (swimlanes),  UML activity diagram symbols, swimlanes, note, merge, initial, final, decision, action
"An automated teller machine or automatic teller machine" (ATM) (American, Australian, Singaporean, Indian, and Hiberno-English), also known as an automated banking machine (ABM) (Canadian English), cash machine, cashpoint, cashline or hole in the wall (British, South African, and Sri Lankan English), is an electronic telecommunications device that enables the clients of a financial institution to perform financial transactions without the need for a cashier, human clerk or bank teller.
On most modern ATMs, the customer is identified by inserting a plastic ATM card with a magnetic stripe or a plastic smart card with a chip that contains a unique card number and some security information such as an expiration date or CVVC (CVV). Authentication is provided by the customer entering a personal identification number (PIN). The newest ATM at Royal Bank of Scotland allows customers to withdraw cash up to £100 without a card by inputting a six-digit code requested through their smartphones.
Using an ATM, customers can access their bank accounts in order to make cash withdrawals, get debit card cash advances, and check their account balances as well as purchase pre-paid mobile phone credit. If the currency being withdrawn from the ATM is different from that which the bank account is denominated in (e.g.: Withdrawing Japanese yen from a bank account containing US dollars), the money will be converted at an official wholesale exchange rate. Thus, ATMs often provide one of the best possible official exchange rates for foreign travellers, and are also widely used for this purpose." [Automated teller machine. Wikipedia]
The UML activity diagram example "Cash withdrawal from ATM" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram
UML activity diagram, initial, final, decision, merge, action,
"Credits and deposits.
To add credit to an account by bringing cash to a bank in person, the account holder can fill a small credit slip or deposit slip. The total amount of each note and coin is counted and entered on the slip, along with who it is paid in by and the date. The cash and details are counted and checked by the teller at the bank, if everything is in order the deposit is credited to the account, the credit slip is then kept by the bank and the credit slip booklet is stamped with the date and then returned to the account holder.An account holder uses their passbook to record their history of transactions with their bank." [Passbook. Wikipedia]
The UML activity diagram example "Deposit slip processing" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram
UML activity diagram, swimlanes, note, initial, final, decision, merge, action,
"A registered user is one who uses a program or a website and provides his/her credentials, effectively proving his/her identity. ...
Generally speaking, any person can become a registered user by providing some credentials, usually in the form of a username (or email) and password. After that, one can access information and privileges unavailable to non-registered users, usually referred to simply as guests. The action of providing the proper credentials for a website is called logging in, or signing in." [Registered user. Wikipedia]
The UML activity diagram example "User registration" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram
UML activity diagram, initial, final, decision, merge, action,
"An issue tracking system (also ITS, trouble ticket system, support ticket, request management or incident ticket system) is a computer software package that manages and maintains lists of issues, as needed by an organization. Issue tracking systems are commonly used in an organization's customer support call center to create, update, and resolve reported customer issues, or even issues reported by that organization's other employees. An issue tracking system often also contains a knowledge base containing information on each customer, resolutions to common problems, and other such data. An issue tracking system is similar to a "bugtracker", and often, a software company will sell both, and some bugtrackers are capable of being used as an issue tracking system, and vice versa. Consistent use of an issue or bug tracking system is considered one of the "hallmarks of a good software team".
A ticket element, within an issue tracking system, is a running report on a particular problem, its status, and other relevant data. They are commonly created in a help desk or call center environment and almost always have a unique reference number, also known as a case, issue or call log number which is used to allow the user or help staff to quickly locate, add to or communicate the status of the user's issue or request.
These tickets are so called because of their origin as small cards within a traditional wall mounted work planning system when this kind of support started. Operators or staff receiving a call or query from a user would fill out a small card with the user's details and a brief summary of the request and place it into a position (usually the last) in a column of pending slots for an appropriate engineer, so determining the staff member who would deal with the query and the priority of the request." [Issue tracking system. Wikipedia]
The UML activity diagram example "Ticket processing system" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram
UML activity diagram, initial, final, decision, merge, action,
"Web container (also known as a Servlet container) is the component of a web server that interacts with Java servlets. A web container is responsible for managing the lifecycle of servlets, mapping a URL to a particular servlet and ensuring that the URL requester has the correct access rights. A web container implements the web component contract of the Java EE architecture, specifying a runtime environment for web components that includes security, concurrency, lifecycle management, transaction, deployment, and other services. A web container provides the same services as a JSP container as well as a federated view of the Java EE platform APIs." [Web container. Wikipedia]
The UML activity diagram example "Servlet container" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram
UML activity diagram, initial, final, decision, merge, action,
This example was drawn on the base of SysML activity diagram on the page 8 of "SysML Modelling Language explained" document from the Official OMG SysML site.
"The activity diagram represents steps of a process, often making use of “input and output pins” that respectively correspond to the element type required as the input of an activity or action, and the element generated as an output.
If an action or activity corresponds to a block operation, it is possible to ensure that the types of the input and output of this activity are consistent with the block operation signature.
All the activity diagrams definitions used in UML also apply to SysML.
SysML has added a couple of extensions:
- With UML, control can only enable actions to start. SysML extends control to support disabling of actions that are already executing.
- Definition of the flow rate : continuous or discrete
- Definition of the rate and probability on the control or object flows"
[omgsysml.org/SysML_Modelling_Language_explained-finance.pdf]
The example "SysML activity diagram" was drawn using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Example of SysML activity diagram
Example of SysML activity diagram, standard port, rate, enumeration, comment, activity, frame, action,
This purchase order processing UML activity diagram was created on the base of activity diagram from the software architecture documentation wiki of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
[wiki.sei.cmu.edu/sad/index.php/Image:PurchaseOrderActivityDiagram.png]
"A purchase order (PO) is a commercial document and first official offer issued by a buyer to a seller, indicating types, quantities, and agreed prices for products or services. Acceptance of a purchase order by a seller forms a contract between the buyer and seller, so no contract exists until the purchase order is accepted. It is used to control the purchasing of products and services from external suppliers.
Creating a purchase order is typically the first step of the purchase to pay process in an ERP system." [Purchase order. Wikipedia]
This purchase order processing UML activity diagram example was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the ATM UML Diagrams solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram of purchase order processing
UML activity diagram of purchase order processing , send signal action, initial node, horizontal swimlanes, activity partition, activity group, fork node, join node, decision node, merge node, activity final node, activity edge, object flow edge, action, accept event action,
The vector stencils library "Activity diagram" contains 47 symbols.
Use it to design your SysML activity diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Activity diagrams are constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected with arrows. The most important shape types:
- rounded rectangles represent actions;
- diamonds represent decisions;
- bars represent the start (split) or end (join) of concurrent activities;
- a black circle represents the start (initial state) of the workflow;
- an encircled black circle represents the end (final state).
Arrows run from the start towards the end and represent the order in which activities happen." [Activity diagram. Wikipedia]
The SysML shapes example "Design elements - Activity diagram" is included in the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
SysML activity diagram symbols
SysML activity diagram symbols, structured activity node, send signal action, rate, probability, pin, parameter set, overwrite, optional, object node, object flow, noBuffer node, local precondition node, local postcondition node, isStream node, isControl node, interruptible activity region, initial node, control node, initial node, fork node, join node, control node, flow final node, decision node, merge node, control node, activity node, control operator node, control operator frame, control flow, call behavior action, block definition diagrams, activity, association, activity, frame, activity partition, swimlane, activity parameter node, activity final node, activity, action, activity partition, action, accept time event action, accept event action,
This vector stencils library contains 47 SysML activity diagram symbols.
Use it to design your SysML activity diagrams using ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Activity diagrams are constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected with arrows. The most important shape types:
- rounded rectangles represent actions;
- diamonds represent decisions;
- bars represent the start (split) or end (join) of concurrent activities;
- a black circle represents the start (initial state) of the workflow;
- an encircled black circle represents the end (final state).
Arrows run from the start towards the end and represent the order in which activities happen." [Activity diagram. Wikipedia]
The vector stencils library "Activity diagram" is included in the SysML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
Action
Action, action,
Call behavior action
Call behavior action, call behavior action, action,
Accept event action
Accept event action, accept event action,
Accept time event action
Accept time event action, accept time event action,
Send signal action
Send signal action, send signal action,
Activity
Activity, activity, frame,
Activity final node
Activity final node, initial node, activity final node,
Flow final node
Flow final node, flow final node,
Activity parameter node
Activity parameter node, activity parameter node,
Control operator node
Control operator node, control operator node,
Control operator - frame
Control operator - frame, control operator frame,
Decision/Merge node
Decision/Merge node, decision node, merge node, control node, activity node,
Fork/Join node
Fork/Join node, fork node, join node, control node,
Initial node
Initial node, initial node, control node,
isControl
isControl, isControl node, action,
isStream
isStream, isStream node, action,
isStream 2
isStream 2, isStream node, action,
isStream 3
isStream 3, isStream node, activity parameter node,
Local precondition
Local precondition, local precondition node, action,
Local postcondition
Local postcondition, local postcondition node, action,
NoBuffer
NoBuffer, noBuffer node, action,
Object node
Object node, object node,
Object node 2
Object node 2, pin, object node, action,
Optional
Optional, optional, action,
Optional 2
Optional 2, optional, activity parameter node,
OverWrite
OverWrite, overwrite, action,
Parameter set
Parameter set, parameter set, action,
Parameter set 2
Parameter set 2, parameter set, activity, frame,
Probability
Probability, probability, action,
Probability 2
Probability 2, probability,
Rate
Rate, rate,
Rate 2
Rate 2, rate,
Rate 3
Rate 3, rate,
Rate 4
Rate 4, rate,
Rate 5
Rate 5, rate, activity parameter node,
Rate 6
Rate 6, rate, action,
Control flow
Control flow, control flow, action,
Control flow 2
Control flow 2, control flow, action,
Object flow
Object flow, object flow, action,
Object flow 2
Object flow 2, object flow, action,
Probability path
Probability path, probability,
Rate path
Rate path, rate,
In block definition diagram, activity, association
In block definition diagram, activity, association, block definition diagrams, activity, association, activity, frame, activity,
Activity partition
Activity partition, activity partition, swimlane,
Activity partition - action
Activity partition - action, action, activity partition,
Interruptible activity region
Interruptible activity region, structured activity node, interruptible activity region,
Structured activity node
Structured activity node, structured activity node,
"A payment is the transfer of an item of value from one party (such as a person or company) to another in exchange for the provision of goods, services or both, or to fulfill a legal obligation. ...
Payment methods.
There are two types of payment methods; exchanging and provisioning. Exchanging is to change coin, money and banknote in terms of the price. Provisioning is to transfer money from one account to another. In this method, a third party must be involved. Credit card, debit card, Cheques, money transfers, and recurring cash or ACH (Automated Clearing House) disbursements are all electronic payments methods. Electronic payments technologies are magnetic stripe card, smartcard, contactless card and mobile handset. Mobile handset based payments are called mobile payments." [Payment. Wikipedia]
The UML activity diagram example "Payment process" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram
UML activity diagram, swimlane, initial, frame, final, action,
The vector stencils library "UML activity diagrams" contains 37 symbols for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software.
"Activity diagrams are constructed from a limited number of shapes, connected with arrows. The most important shape types:
(1) rounded rectangles represent actions;
(2) diamonds represent decisions;
(3) bars represent the start (split) or end (join) of concurrent activities;
(4) a black circle represents the start (initial state) of the workflow;
(5) an encircled black circle represents the end (final state).
Arrows run from the start towards the end and represent the order in which activities happen.
Hence they can be regarded as a form of flowchart. Typical flowchart techniques lack constructs for expressing concurrency. However, the join and split symbols in activity diagrams only resolve this for simple cases; the meaning of the model is not clear when they are arbitrarily combined with decisions or loops." [Activity diagram. Wikipedia]
The example "Design elements - UML activity diagrams" is included in the Rapid UML solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. Read more
UML activity diagram symbols
UML activity diagram symbols, time event, swimlanes, swimlane, subactivity state, send signal, receive signal, object, note, initial, frame, flow final, final, decision, merge, data store, condition, central buffer, call behavior, action,