Creating UML Class Diagrams

UML stands for Unified Modeling Language. It has become a common language for creating models of object oriented computer software. Java classes are easily understood when represented in this compact visual form. Students taking the Java programming course will need to create UML Class Diagrams. Here's how you can to produce a good looking diagram.

1. Begin by launching the Gliffy website and signing into your account. Create a new blank drawing.

Gliffy's website


2. Next, choose the UML library on the left pane. Click and drag the class object onto the drawing canvas. You can see your cursor is ready to enter text onto the class object.

Gliffy's website


3. When you complete your UML Class Diagram, choose Export as JPEG from the file menu. Here is what the Circle Class from chapter 8 looks like when drawn in Gliffy:


You can learn more about UML Class Diagrams from this Tutorial by Robert Martin.
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