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Re: adding connection points to UML class diagrams?

One trick you can use here is to create the class, then create a straight
line, attach the two ends of the straight line to two corners of the
class.  Then if you CTRL-click (or middle mouse button I believe), you
can add as many connection points as you like.

Of course, if you were using these diagrams to generate code or something
it probably would be broken because you are now making connections to the
line and not the class object, but it does allow you to not make connections
at the corners.

Hope that helps,


On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 11:22:01AM -0500, Tim Olsen wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 07:34:11 +0100, Alexander <RittervomNie web de> wrote:
> > When I create classes in my version of Dia (0.94) they have connection
> > points at least at every corner and in the middle. So I'm able to connect 3
> > associations to the bottom or top of each class and another to each side:
> I get the same connection points.  I just don't like the way it looks
> when the lines are connected at the corners.
> > Use the right 'class'-element, update your dia or describe the problem more
> > detailed *g*.
> I am using the class element in the UML package.  I am running
> debian's dia 0.94 patched to turn off font caching so that exporting postscript
> works.
> I would like to be able to add arbitrary connection points to the
> class element.  is this possible?
> > 
> > Additionally to your lack of connection points I want to write some warning
> > note: Avoid the usage of "multiple inheritance" and replace it with
> A, B, and C are actually interfaces.  I just changed everything to be
> classes because
> it was irrelevant to my question.
> thanks for your help!
> -Tim
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Anthony Molinaro                                 <anthonym overture com>

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