Package Diagram: Definition, Components, and Examples

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What is Package Diagram in UML?

Package diagrams are structural diagram which is commonly used to simplify complex class diagrams and organize classes into packages. A package is a collection of related UML elements including diagrams, documents, classes, and event packages. Aside from that, the package diagram offers valuable high-level visibility for large projects and systems. To better understand how to create a package diagram, continue reading this article as we discuss further below.

Application Scenarios of Package Diagram

A package diagram commonly used to organize the high-level system elements so that the packages can be used for large system organization which contains documents, diagrams, and others. In fact, we listed some tips below where do you use the package diagram.

  • A package diagram can be used to simplify complex class diagrams and arrange the classes into packages.
  • It can also be used to define the groupings amongst packages and other packages or objects.
  • It can complex structure in technology, education, and other related fields into simplified packages.

Basic Components of Package Diagram

If you want to draw this package diagram, you just need to be familiarized with the components that this diagram has. These are few basic shapes, symbols, and components, they are as follows.

Symbols

  • Rectangle – the TAB appears in the rectangle and the package appears at the top of the rectangle with small labels. This group common elements based on user interaction, data, and behavior.
  • Dashed arrows – this symbol indicates the dependencies wherein it is a visual representation of how elements influence another.
  • Interface – this is the specification of the pattern.
  • Object – this symbol is an instance of a class. Moreover, it is commonly used to represent an item.

Components

  • Package – this is a namespace used to group related elements within a system.
  • Packageable Element – it can be rendered as a rectangle that can be labeled with a suitable name. This includes events, components, use cases, and packages.
  • Dependencies – This is a representation of how elements influence another.
  • Element Import – This is used to import individual elements without resorting to a package import.
  • Package Import – this is a directed relationship that adds the names of the members of the imported package.
  • Package Merge – this is a directed relationship wherein the contents of one package are extended by another content.

How to Draw Package Diagram in GitMind?

sample package

Now that you have an idea of how to draw a UML package diagram using the basic shapes and symbols. It’s now the time to try it on your own and apply the things that you’ve learned by using GitMind. This is a free online mind mapping tool that is perfectly made for project planning, concept mapping, and other creative tasks. Moreover, you can easily create a diagram since it has a simple and clean interface. Aside from that, it offers editable stylish templates that can be used by all users. What’s more, See the full guide below to show how to make a package diagram example.

  • On your computer, go to your favorite browser and visit the GitMind official page by typing it on the search bar.
  • Once you are on the page, click the “Get Started” button and you will be directed to the editable templates. Hit the “New Flowchart” button then under the “UML Class Diagram” and click the rectangle for the package diagram and start making and customizing your ideas and thoughts using the shapes and other symbols on the flowchart editor.
package diagram
  • When you are done, save the diagram by clicking the “Save” button.
save package diagram

Or you can draw package diagram using the tool’s desktop version which you can download from the button below.

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Conclusion

Using a package diagram, you will be able to organize or arrange large models, group-related elements, and separate namespaces. Although you are a beginner or a pro, you can create your own package diagram using this basic information and symbols with the help of GitMind.

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