1. The initial
diagram having layout problem
The following picture is the initial
diagram which was sent to our support team.
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2. The recommended
solution to fix the layout
Have a look at the
tips_tricks_example png picture below.
Each trick on the picture has a number which is explained
- You can add a name to your main
- Have a strait line message
between two lifeline : See
- Have a smaller activation bar.
The activation bar should
at least have the size of the target activation bar. You can therefore
minimize the target activation bar using the mouse and then the other
one. Don't forget that the message will be create at the mouse position
where will be created your message and more
- Use the mouse to enlarge the
main frame manually. Click
on the frame, select the black point in the middle and drag it down
drop it in order to get a bigger frame.
- Click on the diagram background >
LifeLine Layout in
order to have messages the same size
and going down to the button of
the main frame. See
- Click on the message or use the Sequence Diagram
menu > Select > All Connectors then use the Font and
Colors View to change the colors of
your message. See
- Click on the PayrollAdministrator Actor and use the mouse to get
a larger width in order to have visible name.
- Move each instance on the right or on the left (e.g.
ManageEmployeeForm, HourlyEmployee etc....) with the mouse in order to have more readable message name
diagram after using tips and tricks
The following picture is the final
diagram which was fixed by our support team.
The below diagram is only using contextual menus which are already
available in the sequence diagram as features related to the tips and
tricks documentation chapter.
You can upload
and try to remodel this diagram: