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Re: UML Modeling w/o Rational Rose



On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 02:31:56PM -0500, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2002 at 11:40:57AM -0700, Brian Rose wrote:
> > What is wrong with dia?  Is it not compatible to Rational?
> 
> I hobble along with dia.  While I can't comment on its compatibility
> with Rational Rose, it does have some definite problems in the UML
> template.  Two that spring to mind (as of version 0.88.1-3, which
> appears to be the current version in testing):
> 
> - Connectors will only draw vertical arrowheads.  It makes layout
> of your diagrams significantly more challenging when you can only
> attack arrows to the top and bottom edges of the boxes without it
> looking awful.

Not true. If you middle-click on the connectors a menu pops up that lets
you add segments to the connectors. Depending on where you add the
segments, the arrowheads will be horizontal or vertical. Took me a while
to figure this out, though. It's definitely less than intuitive.

HTH,
Matijs.

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Note that I use Debian version 3.0
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Matijs van Zuijlen

    ... designed to fill holes or cracks of not more than two cubic vims.
			    -- Robert Sheckley, Untouched by Human Hands

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