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A simplified representation of a triaxial accelerometer (vector acceleration sensor)

I have actually combined here two related diagrams in a composite component hierarchy, which is a useful trick when one is designing everything in one large design diagram. Within the structure compartment of each component I have BOTH an "implementation diagram" of component classifiers AND the component parts network .

  • The subcomponent "implementation diagram" with component classifiers defines the ports (and also optionally the possible connections between components). The ports are NOT connected (exported to) the boundary ports.
  • The component part network (structure diagram) defines the actual network that each outer component contains, and input/output/parameter ports are exported to the outer component boundary.

This nesting trick is OBSOLETE, as MagicDraw UML now correctly supports nested structures.