Class diagram: Option to show missing classes, associations


As a modeler, when I drag classes and associations from one diagram to a new diagram, I would like to be able to add/show a missing class when I select an association, and a missing association when I select a class.

Currently, when you drag classes and associations from one class diagram to another, the edges can all point to a missing dependency, but there's no indication of what the dependency is or easy way to add it. For example, if Elm is a Tree and Oak is a Tree, and you drag Elm, Oak, and their associations to a new diagram, the associations will both point to the invisible Tree class; however, there's no indication what the missing class is. The editor knows what the missing class is, so if it maybe showed it as a tool-tip over the association, or if there were a right-click menu option to "Show missing classes," it would save a trip back to the source model to figure out what is missing. This is more important for large/complicated models.


15 May 2014 15:26:25 MR

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Dusan Rodina - 15 May 2014 16:33:14

Thank you for an interesting tip. I will certainly add this feature.

MR 15 May 2014 17:05:52

Thanks. This is one thing I've struggled with a bit while evaluating this product. Another is that when I drop a relationship on one diagram, the change doesn't show up on other diagrams, leading to inconsistencies.

Overall, I like the product a lot, but just need a few changes before I could adopt it.

Dusan Rodina - 15 May 2014 17:12:29

Thank you. I really appreciate your feedback. I will work on suggested improvements.