UML Diagrams with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
UML (Unified Modeling Language) is a general-purpose modeling language used to represent the structure of complex software in a visual form, and employed in software engineering. UML diagrams are also efficient for documenting complex computer systems and software. Such visual models facilitate communication between the customer, system analysts and programmers, who write the source code. In addition, it's much easier for new programmers to understand the source code when a detailed UML diagram of it is available. Previously, when a programmer resigned a part of his work was gone with him because the code-creating process took place exclusively in his head. Now a newcomer can understand and get familiar with someone else's code without much trouble.
Programming languages may use operations and methods which are basically same, though vary by names and graphical notations. The UML language defines standards not only for operations and methods of programming languages, but also for their terminology.
So, using UML diagrams for visual modeling will help you to improve the final software products, simplify the process of its creation and meet the deadlines.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a professional software product designed for creating detailed UML diagrams. A large number of libraries with ready-made objects for UML diagrams and task-oriented templates let you create UML diagrams of any complexity without effort.
To draw a diagram, just drag the required objects from the corresponding library onto the document page, then connect them with connectors appropriate for diagrams of this type.
There are 8 types of UML diagrams:
Use case diagram:
Diagrams of this type represent a list of operations performed by the system. Such diagrams are also called functional diagrams, as the list of the system's functions is created based on them, in accordance with the specified requirements.
Use case diagrams are used to describe business processes in automated applications and to define requirement for software to be developed. They depict objects from the system and application domain as well as the tasks performed by them.
Pic.1. UML use case diagram
To draw diagrams of this type, use the UML Use Case Diagram library in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
UML diagrams of this type serve to analyse the hardware used in system implementations, interaction between the processor and other components. As a rule, such diagrams are used in the beginning of designing to determine the hardware configuration of the system.
Pic.2. UML deployment diagram
Use the UML Deployment Diagram library to create such diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
Statechart diagrams serve to model possible states of the objects in the system. They also depict the sequence of actions required for transition between the states.
Pic.3. UML statechart diagram
Use the UML Statechart Diagram library to create such diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
Same as Statechart diagrams, such diagrams show the states of objects in the system. The difference is that they can also depict forks for transitions from one state to another. These diagrams can be used to describe behavior algorithms of objects. You may also use them to create flow charts.
Pic.4. UML activity diagram
In ConceptDraw DIAGRAM such diagrams are represented in the UML Activity Diagram library.
A type of interaction diagram. Sequence diagrams describe a sequence of interactions between objects.
Pic.5. UML sequence diagram
To draw such a diagram, use the UML Sequence Diagram library.
A collaboration diagram is also a type of interaction diagram, but unlike sequence diagrams these diagrams instead of the sequence of interactions between objects describe all variants of such interactions, regardless the sequence.
Pic.6. UML collaboration diagram
They help to create graphical logical models of a system, further used to create the source code for the classes represented on the diagram.
UML class diagrams describe relationship between classes and interfaces.
We recommend to create class diagrams using the Booch OOD template from the ConceptDraw STORE.
Pic.7. UML class diagram
On diagrams of this type, also known as module diagrams, classes and objects are distributed by components or modules. This is very convenient for designing large systems which may count hundreds of components.
Pic.8. UML component diagram
Use the UML Component Diagram library for drawing diagrams of this type.
All libraries for creating UML diagrams are available inside the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Templates and samples are located in the Rapid UML section of ConceptDraw STORE.
Pic.9. Rapid UML Solution in ConceptDraw STORE
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In software engineering, a UML Class Diagrams is a type of static structure diagram that is used both for general conceptual modeling of the systematics of the application, and for detailed modeling translating the models into programming code.
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with UML class diagram templates, samples and stencil library from Rapid UML solution to show the classes of system, their attributes, operations or methods, and the relationships among the classes.
Picture: UML Class Diagrams. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - Diagramming Software for Design UML Diagrams
The Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park helps you to create the UML Class Diagrams quick and easy using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software.
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Computer networks nowadays are spread all across the world. The large number of parameters, such as geographic scale or communication protocols, can divide networks. One of the most common types of networks is called local area network (LAN). It convenient to represent network examples by means of diagrams.
This local area network (LAN) diagram provides an easy way to see the way the devices in a local network are interacted. The diagram uses a library containing specific symbols to represent network equipment , media and the end-user devices such as computers (PC, mac, laptop) , network printer, hubs, server and finally a modem. There are two types of network topologies: physical and logical. The current diagram represents precisely a physical type of LAN topology because it refers to the physical layout of a local network equipment.
Picture: Local area network (LAN). Computer and Network Examples
While developing software, it is very important to have a visual model, because it helps to represent the logic and the architecture of an application. Experienced engineers use UML diagrams to denote relationships between classes and their instances. UML is a general language for a set of diagrams like deployment diagrams, object diagrams or use case diagrams.
This diagram represents UML class diagram used for a software system development using an object-oriented method. Class diagrams are categorized as static structure diagrams that depict the physical structure of a system. Class diagram divides a software system's structure into "classes". Classes are defined by the methods and variables of objects. UML Class diagram is used to depict relationships and source code dependencies between objects.
Picture: UML Diagram
UML Deployment diagram describes the hardware used in system implementations and the execution environments and artifacts deployed on the hardware.
ConceptDraw has 393 vector stencils in the 13 libraries that helps you to start using software for designing your own UML Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation from UML Deployment library.
Picture: UML Deployment Diagram. Design Elements
The UML Diagrams are widely used by software developers and software engineers. They can draw the UML Diagrams manually on the paper, but it is incredibly convenient to use the special UML diagramming software. The UML diagramming software allows you to draw the UML Diagrams in a few minutes.
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A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
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Picture: Functional Block Diagram