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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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
UML Interaction Overview Diagram schematically shows a control flow with nodes and a sequence of activities that can contain interaction or sequence diagrams.
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 Interaction Overview library.
Picture: UML Interaction Overview Diagram. Design Elements
Job duties in small companies are usually spread randomly among workers, causing lots of problems and misunderstanding. One of the ways to restore order in business processing is to create a cross-functional flowchart with swim lanes that would represent every step in production system. Another advantage of using swim lanes flowchart is that it represents not only processes, but people responsible for them.
Swim lane diagram is a kind of a process flow diagram. Its special feature is that it joins the features of process flow diagrams with organizational charts. Thus, a swim lane diagram display a participant of the business process in a conjunction with general flow of the business system. A swim lane diagram is looks similar to a swimming pool's lanes. Lanes can be horizontal and vertical. The lanes are pointed out relatively to resource name, which is assigned on implementation of the given part of the business process. ConceptDraw Business Process Mapping solution delivers the ability to design develop swim lanes flowcharts using the vector graphic objects of Swim Lanes library.
Picture: Swim Lane Diagrams
In general, you can use any icons to represent network equipment on a diagram. However, there are some icons, for instance, Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols, that are recognizable worldwide. Using those icons you can create Cisco network topology diagrams in minutes and share them anywhere.
The icons depicting Cisco network equipment are recognized and generally applied as standard images for designing network diagrams. They are free to used , but can not be reworked. Cisco network diagrams are created to depict how signals processed on the network equipment and end-user computers and how data transfer through LAN or WLAN between nodes. The vector graphic library of ConceptDraw CISCO Network Diagrams solution includes about 90 icons of Cisco network equipment for designing computer network diagrams with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM.
Picture: Cisco Network Topology. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
Social Media UML - This sample shows the structure of the popular social networking site Linkedin. This is a Class Diagram on that classes are represented as boxes and are connected with aggregation, composition associations. This sample can be used in the business field, in IT, at the projection and creating of the social networking sites.
Picture: Social Media UML
You can find the map made showing only contour lines of the whole continent of Asia. You can find the one showing the population in each country. The sample provided by the team of CS Odessa which can be found in ConceptDraw STORE in the “Asia” library shows the Central Asia as the core region of the Asian continent which extends from the Caspian Sea in the west to China in the east; from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.
There are 116 vector shapes illustrating the Asia countries flags in colours as they are and you can always use some of them or all of them.
Picture: Geo Map — Asia
There are numerous articles about the advantages of flowcharting, creating business graphics and developing different charts. Nevertheless, these articles are almost useless without the main component - the examples of flowcharts, org charts and without a fine example, it is difficult to get all the conveniences of creating diagrams. You can find tons of templates and vivid examples on Solution Park.
This illustration shows a variety of business diagrams that can be created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. It comprises a different fields of business activities: management, marketing, networking, software and database development along with design of infographics and business illustrations. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides a huge set of sample drawings including business process modeling diagrams,, network diagrams, UML diagrams, orgcharts, DFD, flowcharts, ERD, geographical maps and more.
Picture: Examples of Flowcharts, Org Charts and More
Engineering students usually have huge amount of homework. Learning how to develop a technical drawing is one of the necessary skills. Luckily, at the present time, there’s no need to draw it on paper, because there a lot of software tools for it.
This drawing represents the Bearing symbols library, that is the part of the ConceptDraw Mechanical Engineering solution. Bearings are the important components of any movable mechanism. The function of bearing is to align, guide, and support the moving parts in any mechanical construction. Usually they are located between moving and stationary parts, it works as a connection point between them. Using Mechanical Engineering solution and ConceptDraw DIAGRAM one can effortlessly draw engineering diagrams of any complexity.
Picture: Technical Drawing Software