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How to create a UML Diagram

The Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park helps you to create all types of the UML 2.x and 1.x diagrams quick and easy using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.

The Rapid UML Solution contains 13 vector stencils libraries with 393 interactive shapes that you can use to design your UML diagrams.

For example, let’s create a Class Diagram.

  • Open the UML Class Diagram library from the tree in the left side panel Libraries by simple click on his name.
  • UML-library

  • Drag and drop the shape from the library to your document.
  • Select the shape by mouse click. The Action menu icon appears near the right top corner of the selected shape.
  • Open the Action menu by click on the icon.

    UML action menu

  • Use the Action menu commands:
    • Suppress Attributes, Suppress Operations, Suppress Responsibilities to suppress the corresponding fields.
    • Hide Attributes, Hide Operations, Hide Responsibilities to hide / show the corresponding fields.
    • Add Interface, Add More Interface, Remove Interface to add / remove interfaces.

      UML action menu - commands

  • Select next shape to connect using Rapid Draw feature:
    • Put cursor on one of 4 directional arrows around the selected shape. The column of shape icons will appear.
    • To add and connect new shape to the selected shape simply click on the corresponding shape icon.

      UML connect

    • Rapid Draw feature will automatically add the new shape and connect it to the selected shape.
  • You can also use special types of connectors from the library.

    UML - special types connectors

    • Drag and drop any connector from the library to your diagram. To connect any two shapes with this connector drag and drop his end points to the centers of the shapes.

      UML object

  • To add or edit shape label, select the shape by mouse click, then type in your label text. UML edit shape

Example. UML Class Diagramm - Metadata Information Model

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