Async message in Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Visio is the tool we use to draw our designs. This is the first time I want to draw a synchonous message in a sequence diagram and it’s a hell of a job when you don’t know how. Here is a list of steps to create my simple sample (download)

  1. new UMl Model Diagram
  2. Static structure -> add Class from Shapes
  3. Static structure -> add Signal from Shapes
  4. Static structure -> add Actor from Shapes
  5. Class -> add Reception
  6. new Sequence Diagram
  7. Sequence -> add Object lifeline from Shapes (set Classifier to Actor of 4)
  8. Sequence -> add Object lifeline from Shapes (set Classifier to Class of 2)
  9. Sequence -> add Message (async.) between Object lifelines (defaults to Signal of 3)

Asynchronous message in a sequence diagram of Microsoft Visio

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