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Simple UML diagram template

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A simple architecture diagram (UML) helps system designers and developers visualize the high-level structure of their system or application to ensure it meets their users' needs. It can also help describe patterns that are used throughout the design.

Similar to a blueprint, teams can use the UML architecture diagram template as a guide to easily discuss and improve their products.

The UML architecture diagram template helps you:

  • Quickly visualize the structure of you systems or processes
  • Illustrate patterns and relationships that may not be immediately obvious
  • Identify areas for discussion and improvement

How to use the UML architecture diagram template

To use Mural’s simple architecture diagram (UML) template, follow the below steps with your team.

1. Define your visual key

The first step of creating your simple architecture diagram is to define your visual key. The Mural template provides two possible examples — one with color coded blocks, the other with icons. But, ultimately, how you visualize the steps is up to you!

2. Define your classes

Each element of your diagram should content three things: Class, attributes, and methods. The next step is to define all the classes across your system.

3. Define attributes and methods for each class

Once your classes are defined, it’s time to add the attributes associated with each class, as well as the methods.

4. Arrange steps and create your diagram

Once you have all your steps built out in the mural, ouse connectors to show relationships and visualize your system. Edit and refine the diagram as necessary.

Tips for creating a simple architecture diagram

To get the most out of the Mural simple architecture diagram template, try:

  • Inviting key stakeholders to collaborate and provide feedback in real-time, which will help make sure you’re avoiding any blind spots and that your visualization accurately represents the process or system
  • Creating connections between elements by either clicking on the element you want to connect, or holding the ‘C’ key while editing your mural
  • Continually refining your document as needed to reflect updates, and capture important feedback using comments and sticky notes

How to create a Simple UML diagram template

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Sticky notes & text

Sticky notes & text

Add ideas, action items, and more as a sticky note or text box — then change the colors and cluster to identify patterns and new solutions.

Mapping and diagramming

Mapping and diagramming

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Real-time collaboration

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Tags on sticky notes

Tags on sticky notes

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Infinite & resizable canvas options

Infinite & resizable canvas options

Choose the right canvas for your collaboration goals — flexibility without limits.

Easy sharing

Easy sharing

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