Communication Diagram

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Create Communication Diagram

To create a Communication Diagram:

  1. Select first an element where a new Communication Diagram to be contained as a child.

  2. Select Model | Add Diagram | Communication Diagram in Menu Bar or select Add Diagram | Communication Diagram in Context Menu.

See also

‚ÄčUML Communication Diagram - For more information about UML Communication Diagram.

Lifeline

To create a Lifeline:

  1. Select Lifeline in Toolbox.

  2. Drag on the diagram as the size of Lifeline.

To create a Lifeline from a Classifier (Class, Interface, etc.) by Drag-and-Drop:

  1. Drag a Classifier from Explorer.

  2. Drop on the diagram.

You can use QuickEdit for Lifeline by double-click or press Enter on a selected Lifeline.

  • Lifeline Expression : Edit lifeline expression.

    Syntax of Lifeline Expression

    lifeline ::= [ '<<' stereotype `>>` ] [ visibility ] name [ '[' selector ']' ] [ ':' type ]
    stereotype ::= (identifier)
    visibility ::= '+' | '#' | '-' | '~'
    name ::= (identifier)
    selector ::= (string)
    type ::= (identifier)
  • Visibility : Change visibility property.

  • Add Note : Add a linked note.

  • Select Type : Select a type of the lifeline.

  • Create Type : Create a Class as a type of the lifeline.

  • Add Connected Lifeline : Add a lifeline with a connector.

  • Add Create Message with Lifeline : Add a create message with a lifeline.

  • Add Self Connector : Add a self connector.

  • Add Forward Message : Add a forward message with a connected lifeline.

  • Add Reverse Message : Add a reverse message with a connected lifeline.

Connector

To create an Connector (or Self Connector):

  1. Select Connector (or Self Connector) in Toolbox.

  2. Drag from a Lifeline and drop on another Lifeline. (Just click on a Lifeline if you want to create a Self Connector.)

You can use QuickEdit for Connector by double-click or press Enter on a selected Connector.

  • Name Expression : Edit name expression.

    Syntax of Name Expression

    expression ::= [ '<<' stereotype `>>` ] [ visibility ] name
    stereotype ::= (identifier)
    visibility ::= '+' | '#' | '-' | '~'
    name ::= (identifier)
  • Visibility : Change visibility property.

  • Navigability : Change navigability property.

  • Add Forward Message : Add a forward message on the connector.

  • Add Reverse Message : Add a reverse message on the connector.

Message

To create a Forward Message:

  1. Select Forward Message in Toolbox.

  2. Click on a Connector.

To create a Reverse Message:

  1. Select Reverse Message in Toolbox.

  2. Click on a Connector.

You can use QuickEdit for Message (See Message).