More that one copy of a named object in a diagram?

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More that one copy of a named object in a diagram?

Postby dmodmodmo@gmail.com » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:34 pm

I have a class diagram and I want to put multiple copies of a class named foo into a diagram. The objective is to improve the readability by reduce the number off intersecting lines. Does the tool support this? If so how?
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Postby pjo » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:57 pm

No UML tool offers to have more than one representation of a class in a class diagram, because of UML itself.

A drawn class represent a class of the model. It is not possible to have more than one representation, because this could mean having several instances of the class. A class diagram is not about instances.

If the class diagram is too confusing, it might be because too much "ideas" are represented on the diagram. Use a class diagram for each "ideas", or problem solved. This makes the model more readable.
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