UML: TIP: use oblique paths until your diagram is stable, and only use rectangular paths once you are sure the system is stable.

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UML: TIP: use oblique paths until your diagram is stable, and only use rectangular paths once you are sure the system is stable.

Exception: generalization and composition hierarchies are often best handled as rectangular trees (although not always).

This tip can save you a lot of wrist pain and might even discourage you from futzing and fiddling and scratching and mousing. If you take away one tip today, let it be that one ! It can save you a lot of time, and encourages fluid diagramming.

MINOR ERROR: there is an association missing in the right hand side diagram above.
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