UML Class Diagram Constructor
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. It describes the structure of a system by showing the:
- classes of a system,
- relationships between them.
The Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM includes the UML Class Diagram library that helps you to design the UML Class Diagram quick and easy. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from the library into your document to create the UML Class Diagram.
Pic 1. UML Class Diagram Software
On the UML Class Diagram, Classes are represented as boxes that consist of name, attributes of the class, operations or methods, and responsibilities.
Pic 2. UML Class Diagram Components
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to set the following visibility markers that assign where and how will be available the class components: of a class member: Public (+), Private (-), Protected (#), Derived (/), Static (_), Package (~). The visibility marker must be placed before the name of class member.
Pic 3. UML Class Diagram Components
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows you to depict the associations (static relationships) between objects and classes on the Class Diagrams. The association that connects two classes is represented as:
- Aggregation (“has a”) association – as line with empty diamond.
- Composition (“owns a”) association – as line with filled diamond.
- Generalization or Inheritance (“is a”) association – as line with empty triangle.
- Realization association – as unbroken line with empty triangle.
- Dependency association - as unbroken line with an open arrowhead.
- Synchronous message association – as line with filled triangle.
The components with Private visibility (-) are not visible from outside. The Protected visibility (#) allows the components be accessible in any child class. The components with Public visibility (+) are visible for all other classes. The Derived (/) class inherits the properties of the base class. The Static (_) visibility is used at the encapsulation. The Package (~) visibility shows that the components are accessible to any class of this package.
Pic 4. UML Class Diagram Associations
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM allows to indicate the multiplicity of associations, i.e. the quantity of instances of one class that are linked to one instance of the other class. There are four notations:
- 0..1 – no or one instance;
- 1 – one instance;
- 0..* – zero or more instances;
- 1..* – one or more instances.
Pic 5. UML Class Diagram Multiplicity Associations
Pic 6. UML Class Diagram Constructor.
This example represents the aggregation associations and uses the multiplicity of associations.
The Rapid UML Solution of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM also provides templates and samples that help you to create the UML Class Diagram in one moment.
Pic 7. Rapid UML Solution in ConceptDraw STORE
The document of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with UML Class Diagram is a vector graphic document and can be reviewed, modified or convert to a variety of formats: image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio.
Pic 8. Export options from ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with the Rapid UML Solution is perfect for drawing professional UML Class Diagrams.
TEN RELATED HOW TO's:
This sample shows the UML Class Diagram that was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM on the Mac and then was opened for editing in MS Visio.
Using the 13 libraries of the Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM you can create your own visual vector UML diagrams quick and easy.
Picture: UML Diagram Visio
UML Apartment Plan. This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Class Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample show the detailed plan of the apartment and is used by building companies, design apartments, real estate agencies, at the buying / selling of the realty.
Picture: UML Class Diagram Example - Apartment Plan
Stakeholder management is a critical component to the successful delivery of any project, programme or activity.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software. Now, thanks to the Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution included to the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, ConceptDraw DIAGRAM became also unique stakeholder management system design software.
Picture: Stakeholder Management System using Onion Diagram
The ConceptDraw Flowchart component includes a set of samples and templates. This geathered as flowchart maker toolbox which focused on drawing flowcharts of any industry standards.
Picture: Flowchart Components
There are many tools to manage a process or to illustrate an algorithm or a workflow. Flowcharting is one of those tools. However, it may be difficult to show complex processes that require multiple attributes or several people in a simple flowchart, so a cross-functional flowchart would be a solution for that situation. To create such flowchart, group processes and steps to labeled rows or columns, and divide those groups with horizontal or vertical parallel lines. It is worth mentioning that there are different types of cross-functional flowcharts, like opportunity or deployment flowchart.
This diagram shows a cross-functional flowchart that was made for a trading process. It contains 14 processes, distributed through 5 lines depicting the participants who interact with the process. Also there are connectors that show the data flow of information between processes. The cross-functional flowchart displays a detailed model of the trading process, as well as all participants in the process and how they interact with each other. The lines in the flowchart indicates the position, department and role of the trading process participants.
Picture: Cross-Functional Flowchart
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Deployment Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the work of the ATM (Automated Teller Machine) banking system that is used for service and performing of the banking transactions using ATMs. System engineers can use comprehensive UML diagrams solution.
Picture: UML Deployment Diagram Example - ATM SystemUML diagrams
Stakeholders are the groups of people or organizations whose contribution matters to the organization's success, this can be labour participation, financial participation, dissemination of information about organization, etc. So, the employees of the company, its suppliers, customers, media, public organizations, state authorities, all they are stakeholders of the company.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is a powerful stakeholder mapping tool which allows easy create Stakeholder Onion diagrams and maps depicting the layers of a project, relationships of stakeholders to a project goal, and relationships between stakeholders.
Picture: Onion Diagram as Stakeholder Mapping Tool
UML Collaboration Diagram Example Illustration. This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the UML Collaboration Diagram library of the Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
This sample shows the creation process of the contact list and can be used at the staff training and staff working, at the attraction process the new clients.
Picture: UML Collaboration Diagram Example Illustration