UML: TIP: prefix analysis Classes with an indicator such as an asterix (*Thing) to distinguish them from reverse/forward engineered design classes (Thing) !

Dr Darren says:

This is one of the most powerful, useful, and simple tricks I can share with you, and it works on nearly every UML tool ! It can save you lots of time and help make your Unified Modeling Language™ (UML™)-driven development process really flow.

  • This works really well when prompting and searching on model elements, simply prompt on the '*' prefix to get only '*Analysis' elements. Super !
  • One can immediately distinguish Design from *Analysis elements in hybrid diagrams. Easy !
  • It is much easier to read than explicit «analysis» and «design» stereotypes and quicker to apply. No worries !
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