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uml2tools newbie - Trouble with basic functionality [message #483549] Wed, 02 September 2009 03:09 Go to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: mail.scottgurney.com

I am a long-time user of Eclipse however I'm a new user of UML2tools. I
would appreciate some help getting me over the following hurdles.

Background
I'm trying to draw a simple class diagram and having considerable
difficulty. (I'm following the basic tutorial documented here:
http://www.vogella.de/articles/UML/article.html)

Hurdle 1
I can create the classes and their attributes/operations. However, when I
try to follow the step "If you select your UML diagram and click on the
outgoing arrow you can create associations", I am not able to associate a
class to another class. When I click the outgoing arrow and hover over
another class, the cursor becomes a "prohibited" symbol (circle with line
through it). Creating connections, i.e. associations, using the arrows
does not work for me.

Hurdle 2
As a workaround, I can use the Palette to create an Navigable Association
between classes. However, I am not able to create a simple one-way,
directed association as described in messages #476574 and #476575.
( http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&S=de1bf5eb c736c32670cb63280e089c76&th=151479&goto=476574#msg_4 76574)
The association does not have preferences for "-Show all arrows and x’s.
-Suppress all arrows and x’s.
-Show one-way navigibility only"

Please help.

Scott
Re: uml2tools newbie - Trouble with basic functionality [message #483598 is a reply to message #483549] Wed, 02 September 2009 09:37 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: david.dgreaves.com

Scott Gurney wrote:
> I am a long-time user of Eclipse however I'm a new user of UML2tools. I
> would appreciate some help getting me over the following hurdles.

I'm new to both - but used to be competent with Together and Rose.

> Background
> I'm trying to draw a simple class diagram and having considerable
> difficulty. (I'm following the basic tutorial documented here:
> http://www.vogella.de/articles/UML/article.html)
What version?
I just downloaded the eclipse modelling edition

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technolo gy/epp/downloads/release/galileo/R/eclipse-modeling-galileo- incubation-linux-gtk.tar.gz

It's by no means perfect... but it's very good indeed.

It may be worth installing this as a clean standalone to verify your problem?
Especially since....

> Hurdle 1
> I can create the classes and their attributes/operations. However, when
> I try to follow the step "If you select your UML diagram and click on
> the outgoing arrow you can create associations", I am not able to
> associate a class to another class. When I click the outgoing arrow
> and hover over another class, the cursor becomes a "prohibited" symbol
> (circle with line through it). Creating connections, i.e. associations,
> using the arrows does not work for me.

....works really well for me.

Having done this I can select the association, change multiplicity etc in the
association preferences (or by clicking on the src tag, pressing f2 and
appending "[0..*]" to the tag - nice.

> Hurdle 2
> As a workaround, I can use the Palette to create an Navigable
> Association between classes. However, I am not able to create a simple
> one-way, directed association as described in messages #476574 and
> #476575.
> ( http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&S=de1bf5eb c736c32670cb63280e089c76&th=151479&goto=476574#msg_4 76574)
> The association does not have preferences for "-Show all arrows and x�s.
> -Suppress all arrows and x�s.
> -Show one-way navigibility only"
Window->Preferences->UML2 Diagrams->Class Diagram : Showing Navigation Arrows on
a Diagram.


David
Re: uml2tools newbie - Trouble with basic functionality [message #624832 is a reply to message #483549] Wed, 02 September 2009 09:37 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: david.dgreaves.com

Scott Gurney wrote:
> I am a long-time user of Eclipse however I'm a new user of UML2tools. I
> would appreciate some help getting me over the following hurdles.

I'm new to both - but used to be competent with Together and Rose.

> Background
> I'm trying to draw a simple class diagram and having considerable
> difficulty. (I'm following the basic tutorial documented here:
> http://www.vogella.de/articles/UML/article.html)
What version?
I just downloaded the eclipse modelling edition

http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/download.php?file=/technolo gy/epp/downloads/release/galileo/R/eclipse-modeling-galileo- incubation-linux-gtk.tar.gz

It's by no means perfect... but it's very good indeed.

It may be worth installing this as a clean standalone to verify your problem?
Especially since....

> Hurdle 1
> I can create the classes and their attributes/operations. However, when
> I try to follow the step "If you select your UML diagram and click on
> the outgoing arrow you can create associations", I am not able to
> associate a class to another class. When I click the outgoing arrow
> and hover over another class, the cursor becomes a "prohibited" symbol
> (circle with line through it). Creating connections, i.e. associations,
> using the arrows does not work for me.

....works really well for me.

Having done this I can select the association, change multiplicity etc in the
association preferences (or by clicking on the src tag, pressing f2 and
appending "[0..*]" to the tag - nice.

> Hurdle 2
> As a workaround, I can use the Palette to create an Navigable
> Association between classes. However, I am not able to create a simple
> one-way, directed association as described in messages #476574 and
> #476575.
> ( http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php?t=msg&S=de1bf5eb c736c32670cb63280e089c76&th=151479&goto=476574#msg_4 76574)
> The association does not have preferences for "-Show all arrows and x�s.
> -Suppress all arrows and x�s.
> -Show one-way navigibility only"
Window->Preferences->UML2 Diagrams->Class Diagram : Showing Navigation Arrows on
a Diagram.


David
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