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This chapter is from the book 16.1 Applying UML: Common Class Diagram Notation

16.1 Applying UML: Common Class Diagram Notation

Much of the high-frequency class diagram notation can be summarized (and understood) in one figure:

Figure 16.1 Common UML class diagram notation.

Most elements in Figure 16.1 are optional (e.g., +/- visibility, parameters, compartments). Modelers draw, show or hide them depending on context and the needs of the reader or UML tool.

For example, this chapter summarizes UML association class notation, but doesn’t explain the OOA/D modeling context. Likewise with many of the notation elements.

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