UML Component Diagram. Design Elements
UML Component Diagram is a type of Structure Diagrams that shows how components are connected to larger components or software systems, and shows the dependencies among these components.
Component-based development supposes that constructed components can be reused and replaced by some other components.
Components in UML can represent logical components and physical components. The behavior of components is defined in the terms of provided interfaces and required.
There are two types of connectors linking components: assembly connectors and delegation connectors.
Assembly connector is a connector between two components that allows to connect the required interface of one component with the provided interface of another component. Thus the assembly connector is described that one component provides the services that another component requires.
A delegation connector is a connector that describes how a component realizes the specification of behavior. When a delegation connector is assigned, the signals that arrive at the port will be delegated on the internal part. To communicate with external part it is necessary to delegate signals from the internal part to a port using the delegation connector.
Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM contains 13 vector stencils libraries with 393 interactive shapes that you can use to design your UML diagrams.
To design a Component Diagram use the UML Component Diagram library.
UML Component Diagram library contains 36 shapes:
- List of required and provided interfaces
- Realization arrow
- Dependency arrow
- Delegation connector
- Aggregation (shared association)
- Provided interface
- Required interface
- Ball and socket notation
- State divider
- Instance specification
- Composite association
- Realization arrow
- Library component
- Web-page component
- Help file
- Work product
- Required interface
- UML connector
- UML connector (Direct)
- UML connector (opposite direction)
- Provided interface port
- Port (with connector)
- Provided interface (reverse)
Pic.1. UML Component Diagram Library
Pic.2. UML Component Diagram Library Elements
ConceptDraw Rapid UML solution provides UML Component Diagram library of vector stencils for drawing the component diagrams using component blocks and assembly connectors.
Pic.3. UML Component Diagram Solution
Use design element from the UML Component Diagram library to draw your own UML component diagrams of complex systems and software applications.
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This sample shows the UML Class Diagram of delivery system. On this diagram you can see the classes that are connected with aggregation and composition associations indicated with the multiplicity. This sample can be used by delivery services, postal services.
Picture: UML Diagram for System
Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is an acknowledged method to visualize the logical structure of databases. Using special symbols described in ERD notations you can depict a database of any complexity.
The vector graphic ER diagrams produced when using ConceptDraw ERD solution can be used in whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, or any technical materials.
Picture: What is Entity-Relationship Diagram
The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco IBM contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Picture: Cisco IBM. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
The Venn diagram example below shows sustainable development at the confluence of three constituent parts.
Create your Venn diagrams for problem solving in environmental social science using the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Business Diagrams solution from the Management area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Venn Diagram Examples for Problem Solving. Environmental Social Science. Human Sustainability Confluence
Database structures are usually described by ER-diagrams which represents entities as boxes with lines-connections between them. You can create any entity-relationship diagram (ERD) by means of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using ready-to-use templates and special libraries containing all the needed symbols and shapes. Creating a model for your database from now on can take just a few minutes.
ERD (entity relationship diagram) designed to show the logical structure of databases. It intended to depict the relationships between data components (entities). ERDs are a popular tool for software engineers and architects. Using ERD they can manage the every aspect of database design. Also ERD can be used as guidelines for testing and communications before software release. This diagram represents the file reference system of the WordPress web platform. Because entity relationship diagrams have such a broad application area through the prevalence of database technology, it can be applied for a wide range of users.
Picture: Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM
When thinking about data visualization, one of the first tools that comes to mind is a flowchart design. You can find flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons easily on the Internet, but it might take time to systematize this information. Nevertheless, once you start flowcharting, you’ll love its simplicity and efficiency.
This diagram consists from standard flowchart symbols, approved by ANSI (American National Standard Institute) for drawing flowcharts. A flowchart is a diagram that represents a step-by-step algorithm of any process, displaying the process stages as boxes that are connected with arrows. Flowchart design makes it clear and readable.
Flowchart designed using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software allows to make attractive and clear process presentation, it makes interpretation of the business process flow fresh and versatile. Great flowchart design view is a big advantage over the diagram created manually on a paper.
Picture: Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons
This sample shows the Audit Process Flowchart. It was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Flowcharts solution from the Diagrams area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
The Audit Flowcharts are widely used in the financial management, accounting, money management and in many others fields.
Picture: Basic Audit Flowchart. Flowchart Examples
The Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) Solution from the Software Development Area for ConceptDraw Solution Park extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphics and diagramming software with the ability of drawing the Entity Relationship Diagrams for visually describing the databases with Crow’s Foot and Chen's notation icons.
Picture: Entity Relationship Diagrams
UML Object Diagram shows the structure of a modeled system at a specific time.
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 Object library.
Picture: UML Object Diagram. Design Elements