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UML for Software Engineers

Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a visual modeling language in the field of software engineering. It is an open standard that provides the graphic notations for creating the visual models of object-oriented software systems. UML took in the notations of the Object-modeling technique, Object-oriented software engineering and the Booch method.

UML is widely used by software engineers, software developers and software designers, i.e. by those specialists who need to create the detailed software documentation, to specify the life cycle of the software development.


Unified Modeling Language (UML)

There are two types of diagrams used in UML: Structure Diagrams and Behavior Diagrams.

Structure Diagrams represent the elements that compose the system. There are seven types of Structure Diagrams that must be present in any modeled system:

Behavior Diagrams represent the processes proceeding in a modeled environment. The Behavior Diagrams group includes:

The subgroup of Interaction Diagrams controls the flow of control and data, and includes:

The Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM presents the intuitive RapidDraw interface that helps you to make the UML Diagram of any of these 13 types quick and easy.

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The Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides templates and samples for each type of UML diagram that help you to create the UML Diagrams in one moment.

UML Templates

13 libraries of the Rapid UML Solution of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM make your UML diagramming simple, efficient, and effective. You can simply and quickly drop the ready-to-use objects from libraries into your document to create the UML Diagram.

UML libraries

The documents of ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with UML Diagrams are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying or converting to a variety of formats: image, HTML, PDF file, MS PowerPoint Presentation, Adobe Flash or MS Visio.

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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with the Rapid UML solution is perfect for drawing professional looking UML diagrams.




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UML Diagram Tool →

The UML diagrams are widely used and creating them is useful to apply the automated UML diagram tool. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Rapid UML Solution from the Software Development Area is a powerful UML diagram tool.UML Diagram Tool *
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UML Package Diagram. Design Elements →

UML Package Diagram illustrates the functionality of a software system. 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 Package library.UML Package Diagram. Design Elements *
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Electrical Drawing Software and Electrical Symbols →

No building project can exist without an electrical circuit map. It’s more convenient to develop electrical drawing with a proper software which would contain vector shapes and electrical symbols. This will help in the future if any problems appear. This circuit diagram shows the scheme of a location of components and connections of the electrical circuit using a set of standard symbols. It can be use for graphical documentation of an electrical circuit components. There are many of different electric circuit symbols that can be used in a circuit diagram. Knowing how to read circuit diagrams is a useful skill not only for professionals, but for any person who can start creating his own small home electronic projects.Electrical Drawing Software and Electrical Symbols *
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UML Class Diagram Example - Medical Shop →

State Diagram UML of Online Store. 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 shows the work of the medical shop and is used at the creation of the medical shop or pharmacy project, for understanding the process of shopping in the medical shop, for keeping purchases, for medical supplies.UML Class Diagram Example - Medical Shop *
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Software for Drawing EPC Diagrams →

Event-Driven Process chain Diagrams for improvement throughout an organisation. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM - software that reduces the time needed to create a business process model.Software for Drawing EPC Diagrams *
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Process Flowchart →

When trying to figure out the nature of the problems occurring within a project, there are many ways to develop such understanding. One of the most common ways to document processes for further improvement is to draw a process flowchart, which depicts the activities of the process arranged in sequential order — this is business process management. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is business process mapping software with impressive range of productivity features for business process management and classic project management. This business process management software is helpful for many purposes from different payment processes, or manufacturing processes to chemical processes. Business process mapping flowcharts helps clarify the actual workflow of different people engaged in the same process. This samples were made with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software for flowcharting and used as classic visio alternative because its briefly named "visio for mac" and for windows, this sort of software named the business process management tools. This flowchart diagram shows a process flow of project management. The diagram that is presented here depicts the project life cycle that is basic for the most of project management methods. Breaking a project into phases allows to track it in the proper manner. Through separation on phases, the total workflow of a project is divided into some foreseeable components, thus making it easier to follow the project status. A project life cycle commonly includes: initiation, definition, design, development and implementation phases. Distinguished method to show parallel and interdependent processes, as well as project life cycle relationships. A flowchart diagram is often used as visual guide to project. For instance, it used by marketing project management software for visualizing stages of marketing activities or as project management workflow tools. Created with ConceptDraw DIAGRAM — business process mapping software which is flowcharting visio alternative or shortly its visio for mac, this sort of software platform often named the business process management tools.Process Flowchart
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Programming with UML →

The Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM provides templates, samples and libraries with predesigned objects for each of 13 types of UML diagrams that will help you to create the professional looking UML Diagrams quick and easy.Programming with UML *
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Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning →

While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data. This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning
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UML Business Process →

UML diagrams of business processes. The Rapid UML solution provides diagram examples, templates and vector stencils libraries for quick and easy drawing all types of UML 2.x and 1.x diagrams: UML activity diagrams, UML communication (collaboration) diagrams, UML component diagrams, UML composite structure diagrams, UML deployment diagrams, UML interaction overview diagrams, UML object diagrams, UML package diagrams, UML sequence diagrams, UML state machine diagrams, UML timing diagrams, UML use case diagrams.UML Business Process *
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