Improve the support to make component diagrams (similar to UML2)

Registered by Amadeu A. Barbosa Jr on 2009-12-04

Today the (free-)software engineers haven't a good solution to draw component diagram to model component-based softwares. The UML2 specification could be a reference to understand better what we need. Personally, I'm using the Dia (http://live.gnome.org/Dia/) yet but obviously Inkscape has more powerful support to drawing (nice shapes, easy-to-use, 3-D features, more plugins, easy to create custom shapes and eye-candy diagrams for presentations, for example, etc) than Dia. So why am I using Dia yet? Because the diagram connectors support in Inkscape needs some improvements.

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Some bugs related:
 1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/492318

Another blueprints related to this spec:
 1. Vertical and horizontal (orthogonal) connectors support, routing improvements, more than one connection point (in the edges),
     https://blueprints.launchpad.net/inkscape/+spec/inkscape-connectors
 2. (searching ... :) )

Related Wiki article:
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Connector_tool_tutorial

Related forum entries related to improved connectors for inkscape:
* http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=3061
* http://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/49224/connector-lines-with-knee-angle-multiple-nodes-in-inkscape

A template file with some example UML items
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1450744/+attachment/4388885/+files/UML-template.svg

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