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Suggestions and Requests / Multiple instances of diagram elements
« on: June 01, 2003, 06:15:44 pm »
For more complex UML diagrams, it is often useful to be able to include more than one instance of the same diagram element (eg. class, interface etc) for clarity.

This must be coupled with the ability to hide associations shown in the diagram for specific diagram elements of course => otherwise the potential confusion of associations would make this feature redundant.

A particular example where this is useful is in class diagrams including interfaces - where an interface may be implemented by several classes; and being restricted to using a single instance of the interface on the diagram can make it very unreadable.  Ironically this issue parallels (in design terms) one of the differences between using interfaces and multiple inheritance.

(From memory rose & together take this approach.)

In any case, congratulations, its a great product!  :)

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