[Uml-devel] [Bug 90207] New: Bad association line position in use case diagrams
Gustavo Sverzut Barbieri
gsbarbieri at yahoo.com.br
Sat Sep 25 01:36:21 UTC 2004
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Summary: Bad association line position in use case diagrams
ReportedBy: gsbarbieri yahoo com br
Version: (using KDE KDE 3.3.0)
Umbrello has a bad algorithm to choose if the association line should go at left/right or top/bottom.
As people generally arrange use case horizontally it would be better to connect association lines to the left/right side of the UC. Seems that Umbrello try to keep it at bottom/top.
The problem is more evidently when you have a bunch of UC for just one actor and you line them in a column. Those at top and bottom suffer from association lines being under other UC.
A better algorithm to detect if some line crosses elements (actor, uc) and resolve it should improve usability.
The best solution togheter with a better algorithm is to allow user to choose connect points, like ArgoUML does.
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