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Maanu

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Group Items in a sequence diagram
« on: October 12, 2010, 02:29:10 pm »
Hi,

My sequence diagram has many calls. Some calls are started from different threads.

For simplicity (easy to understand), I would like to group certain portions of the sequence diagram.

How can I group certain areas of a sequence diagram. I am using EA version 7.1.

Please help me.

Thanks!

RainerQ

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Re: Group Items in a sequence diagram
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 06:04:15 pm »
Hello Maanu,

I prefer to use sequence diagrams for one scenario only (one concrete execution path). Only in rare situations I have two execution paths in one sequence diagram for example when I want to analyze deadlock situations.

Might be, that things get easier for you, if you try to split up your sequence diagram this way.

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Rainer

Maanu

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Re: Group Items in a sequence diagram
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 06:30:54 pm »
Hi RainerQ,

The diagram has only once scenario. We have a layer called application layer. The calls made to this layer are asynchronous. So calls return immediately. The result will be posted by another thread from the application layer..

I would like to group the portion till the call is made to the application layer. I also like to group another one which indicates the response from the application layer. This is to make the developers understand the design easily.

Thanks!