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Class Diagram

Getting to know the Class Diagram

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Description

Introducing the Class Diagram

The Class diagram is one of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) Structural diagrams that can be used to model a wide range of things. It is a general purpose diagram for modeling entities in the business and technical domains, including terms and concepts, Business Rules, and Capabilities in XML and Database Schemas.

Business Analysis tool, concept development in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Where to find the Class Diagram

Ribbon: Design > Diagram > Insert > UML Structural > Class

Project Browser Toolbar : New Diagram icon > UML Structural > Class

Project Browser context menu | Add Diagram... > UML Structural > Class

Usage of the Class Diagram

The Class diagram can be used whenever a logical or structural representation of a system is required. It has applicability for modeling both business and technical concepts and can be used to model information and structures such as XML and database schemas.

Options for the Class Diagram

The Class diagram (like any diagram) can be viewed as an Element List, which makes working with the element's properties easier.

Diagram Filters can also be used when presenting the diagrams to draw attention to parts of the diagrams and the diagrams can be presented as hand drawn or in a whiteboard style by changing the properties of the diagram.

Diagram toolbox for UML Class diagrams in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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Class Diagram