Indicate a dependency relationship between UML elements

  1. Drag a Dependency shape from the UML Static Structure, UML Deployment, or UML Component stencil onto the drawing page and place it near the elements you want to relate.

  2. Glue the endpoint with an arrowhead to a connection point Connection point image - blue X on the element the other element depends on. Glue the endpoint without an arrowhead to a connection point on the element that depends on the other element.

  3. Double-click the dependency to add a name, stereotype, and other properties.

    Tip: If you want to indicate a trace, refinement, usage, or binding dependency, you can use the Trace, Refinement, Usage, or Binding shapes from the UML Static Structure stencil.

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