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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The Stakeholder Onion Diagram is a popular and widely used way to view the relationships of stakeholders to a project goal. The Onion Diagram focuses on the project goal, most of other diagram styles focus on the project, stakeholders, and timeline. This difference favorably distinguishes and separates the Onion Diagram from other types of diagrams.
Design fast and easy Stakeholder Onion Diagrams of any complexity in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the powerful tools of Stakeholder Onion Diagrams Solution from the Management Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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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, attributes, operations, and the 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.
Picture: UML Class Diagram Constructor
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Software engineering is the section of a computer science engaged to design, realization, and support of complex software products. An ERD is a data modeling method that is widely applied in the software engineering practice. Commonly it is used for developing a structure of a a relational database. An entity relationship diagram is helpful for structuring and organizing databases that can be modeled using a relational structure. An entity relationship diagram is designed to depicts the interrelationships within the sets of entities which are accumulated in the database. Each entity represents a particular component of a data. Thus, ER diagrams depicts the logical structure of databases. ConceptDraw ER Diagrams solution provides software engineers with the professional tool for making entity-relationship diagrams.
Picture: Entity Relationship Diagram Software Engineering
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Picture: Form Maker
The Audio and Video Connectors solution contains a set of video connectors, audio connectors and s video connection; you will also find pre-designed objects, libraries, templates, and samples, allowing quick and easy diagramming of various configurations of audio and video devices.
Picture: Audio and Video Connections Explained
Database design is an important part of any project, as databases become more and more complex nowadays. To make the model more representative, entity relationship diagrams are widely used in software engineering area. These diagrams show sets of entities as rectangles connected via lines labeled with their cardinalities.
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Picture: ConceptDraw DIAGRAM ER Diagram Tool
Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD) is the world-known way to show the logical structure of databases in visual manner. The best software tool for drawing Entity-Relationship Diagram is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM vector graphics software with Entity-Relationship Diagram (ERD) solution from Software Development area which gives the ability to describe a database using the Entity-Relationship model. The vector graphic diagrams produced using this solution can be successfully used in whitepapers, presentations, datasheets, posters, or any technical materials.
Picture: Entity-Relationship Diagram
Teams working with Scrum methodology use the product backlog items (PBIs), bug work item types (WITs), reports and dashboards. SCRUM Workflow solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software offers collection of samples, variety of predesigned objects, clipart and graphic elements, a set of Scrum process work items and workflow which are developed for agile teams working using Scrum.
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If you want to find a way to understand complex things in minutes, you should try to visualize data. One of the most useful tool for this is creating a flowchart, which is a diagram representing stages of some process in sequential order. There are so many possible uses of flowcharts and you can find tons of flow charts examples and predesigned templates on the Internet. Warehouse flowchart is often used for describing workflow and business process mapping. Using your imagination, you can simplify your job or daily routine with flowcharts.
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Picture: Flow chart Example. Warehouse Flowchart
Electrical Diagram is a visual graphical representation of an electrical circuit. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with unique Electrical Engineering Solution from the Industrial Engineering Area will help you design Electrical Diagram of any complexity without efforts.
Picture: Electrical Diagram