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UML Sequence Diagram

UML Sequence Diagram

Make your own UML Sequence Diagram using UML Sequence Diagram template from Venngage

Sequence diagrams are one of the three most commonly used UML diagrams (the other two being class and statechart diagrams). They describe the interactions between objects in terms of collaborations, messages, and method calls. The name "sequence diagram" reflects a core view on model elements: instances are represented by rectangles along with their corresponding attributes, whereas collaborations are represented by diamonds. Messages are represented as directed lines with a solid arrowhead pointing at the receiving object, which is usually on top of the line's shaft. In this article, we're going to walk you through the steps of customizing your very own UML sequence diagram using a template from Venngage. You don't need any design expertise or design software to use this template – just a basic understanding of what a UML Sequence Diagram is and how it's used. You don’t need to download any design tools to customize this UML Sequence Diagram template. As you can see, this is a pretty straightforward UML Sequence Diagram template. Let's take a closer look at the elements you'll find within the templates. By default, each element is styled according to our pre-determined color palette and font styles. This way, all of your sequence diagrams will have uniformity across them. You'll notice there's a section of the diagram labeled "1" which you can use to add your own key or value. You can change the color of this text by clicking on the color well and picking a new one from our pre-defined color palette. One of the great things about this UML Sequence Diagram template is that we've included a set of icons from Venngage's icon library. These icons can be used to really customize your diagram and let your unique personality shine through. If you click the arrow next to "Venngage Icons", you'll see how easy it is to swap them out. Go ahead and replace your current heading and title. To do that, you'll want to start by clicking on your UML Sequence Diagram template – not any of its elements – and then click "Edit" at the top right-hand side of the screen. This will open up a window where you can adjust the heading, title and other elements within your UML Sequence Diagram template. Since we're trying to come up with our own sequence diagram template, delete "UML Sequence Diagram Template" from both the heading and title sections. In addition to changing the heading and title, you can also customize your UML Sequence Diagram template by adjusting its dimensions. You may want to do this so that it is larger or smaller than the default page dimension – whatever suits your needs! To adjust the dimensions of your UML Sequence Diagram template, click on "Customize" at the top of the screen. This will open up the settings tab where you can manually type in your preferred dimensions or adjust them by clicking and dragging your mouse along the ruler below the diagram template. When you click "Download," a pop-up window will appear. In the second column, you'll see that we've given you the option to download your template in different formats. When you click on the format you prefer, it will open up a new window where you can download your template in your chosen format.