Win a copy of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) this week in the Agile and Other Processes forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Frustrated with Poseidon UML Tool

 
Xie Ruchang
Ranch Hand
Posts: 160
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi,
I could not use the above tool to draw a proper sequence diagram. Those of who who have passed Part 2 using this tool. Would you please comment. My problem in drawing a sequence diagram is describe in this link.
Thanks
 
Sridhar Raman
Ranch Hand
Posts: 142
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Frankie,
I used Poseidon Professional edition for my part II and didn't have too many problems with it.
You are not clear about the problem you are facing. What do the 'x's stand for? If you would explain your problem, in words, in more detail, I could probably be more helpful in my comments.
Sridhar-
 
Xie Ruchang
Ranch Hand
Posts: 160
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Raman,
Thank you for your kind response. The x's represent the vertical bar of the sequence diagram. Suppose, method1 of the objectA calls method2 and then calls method3 of objectB, in the sequence diagram, there should be three vertical bars for method1, method2 and method3. But in Poseidon, only two vertical bars, one of method1 and the other bar combined for method2 and method3.
Best Regards
 
Sridhar Raman
Ranch Hand
Posts: 142
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Frankie,
I suppose that by vertical bar you mean the rectangular box along the object's lifeline(dashed line). The rectangle is called the focus of control and indicates that the object is actively doing something at a given point in time of its lifetime. (For example, it could be sending messages to another object or it is in the middle of executing something). It doesn't correspond to the method call but depicts if the object is active or not at a given point in time.
If I understand you correctly, you want to show two distinct focuses of control on Object B. That is you want to depict along the lifeline of object B, a rectangle followed by a dashed line followed by another rectangle - all along the same vertical axis.
I just tried this on Posiedon but it won't allow this representation of mutliple focuses of control for one object. However, the sequence diagram example on the below mentioned link shows multiple focuses of control on a single object. I guess you are trying to depict something like this right?
http://www.gentleware.com/products/documentation/poseidon_users_guide/x3564.html
Sorry couldn't be of much help here. I have had my frustrating moments with Poseidon and know what it feels like. You may want to pose your question to Poseidon support or Poseidon users forum (think there is one on Gentleware's website). Good luck!

Sridhar-
[ April 22, 2004: Message edited by: Sridhar Raman ]
 
Xie Ruchang
Ranch Hand
Posts: 160
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hi Sridhar,
Thank you very much for your reply. I am giving up on Poseidon. Will be switching to MagicDraw or Rose.
Best Regards
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic