UML Sequence Diagram
How To draw UML Sequence Diagrams
UML Sequence Diagram shows object interactions arranged in time sequence, how processes operating with one another and in what order and illustrate the sequence of messages exchanged between the objects and classes involved in the scenario. This allows the specification of simple runtime scenarios in a graphical manner. ConceptDraw has four examples that help you to start using software for drawing UML Sequence Diagrams. You can use the appropriate stencils of UML notation for drawing your own UML Sequence Diagram.
This UML sequence diagram template is created using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Rapid UML solution from ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Rapid UML solution provides templates, examples and libraries of stencils for quick and easy drawing the all types of system and software engineering diagrams according to UML 2.4 notation.
Use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM with UML sequence diagram templates, samples and stencil library from Rapid UML solution to show how processes of object interactions are ordered in time sequence.
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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.
This an example of the ER-diagram developed to store information regarding some online role-playing game. It includes three main elements of ER diagram: entities, relationships and attributes. The entities, attributes and relationships on this ER-diagram is depicted according to the Chen's notation. Chen's notation for Entity Relationship diagrams admits using of rectangles to depict entities, ovals for attributes and ,at least, diamonds to show relationships. ConceptDraw Entity-Relationship Diagrams solution was applied as ERD software to create this diagram.
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A flowchart is a powerful tool for examining processes. It helps improving processes a lot, as it becomes much easier to communicate between involved people, to identify potential problems and to optimize workflow. There are flowcharts of different shapes, sizes and types of flowchart vary from quite basic process flowcharts to complex program flowcharts. Nevertheless, all these diagrams use the same set of special symbols like arrows to connect blocks, parallelogram to show data receiving or rectangles for showing process steps.
Basic flowcharts are used to represent a simple process algorithm. A basic flowchart notation consists of rectangles (business processes), arrows (the flow of information, documents, etc.). The same notation is used in items such as the "decision", which allow you to do the branching. To indicate the start of the entire business process and its termination can be used the "Terminator" element. The advantages of Basic Flowchart are simplicity and clarity. With it you can quickly describe the business process steps. Creating of Basic Flowchart does not require any special knowledge, as easily understand by employees with different levels of education and IQ.
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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.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is workflow diagram software enhanced by numerous extentions from ConceptDraw Solution Park. It inludes many professional workflow diagrams, examples and ready to use workflow diagram and workflow symbols. Workflow symbol collections include symbols for Processes, Planning, Scheduling, Flow Control, In-Transit Process Visibility.
The best workflow diagram software you may find is ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM is world-known diagramming software that works for both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. The software contains complete set of features allows to draw diagrams faster. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with the Workflow Diagram solution provides additional libraries, templates and samples for drawing professional workflow diagrams.
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Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a language of graphic description for object modeling in the field of software engineering. UML was created for definition, visualization, designing of software systems. UML is an open standard that uses graphic notations for creating visual models of object-oriented software systems.
The Rapid UML Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM presentsthe intuitive RapidDraw interface that helps you to make the UML Diagram of any of these 13 types quick and easy.
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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