Re: adding connection points to UML class diagrams?
From: Tim Olsen <tolsen718 gmail com>
To: Lars Clausen <lars raeder dk>
Cc: discussions about usage and development of dia <dia-list gnome org>
Subject: Re: adding connection points to UML class diagrams?
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 11:48:47 -0500
I have no experience with designing vector drawing programs, but one
idea does jump to mind.
Can you name the points and also represent their location by the
polygon side and a double between 0 and 1?
On Mon, 3 Jan 2005 14:41:13 +0100 (CET), Lars Clausen <lars raeder dk> wrote:
> Tim Olsen sagde:
> > I would like to be able to add arbitrary connection points to the
> > class element. is this possible?
> Yes, but complex. Problem is that connection points are identified by
> integers, and the UML class already gets additional connection points on
> the sides as attributes and operations are added. This makes it harder to
> make sure the save files recognize the correct connections. It would
> probably not be a bad idea to be able to name CP's instead, however we
> still need to figure out where which points should be placed when the
> object gets resized.
> If this confuses you, I can draw you a diagram of it.
> It would get even trickier if we wanted an arbitrary number of points on
> the top or bottom, which I'm sure somebody would want. But that would
> require some interface to add points.