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Chapter 20. Diagramming Software Systems > Deciding Which Software Solution to ...

Deciding Which Software Solution to Use

When you use Visio to document a software system, the template and shapes you use depend on the task you want to perform, the type of diagram you want to create, and the notation you want to use. Visio includes two general types of software templates: static diagrams and dynamic models. For creating static software diagrams, Visio provides six templates with a simple drag-and-drop approach to software modeling. Some shapes conform to the notation used by a particular modeling methodology, but Visio doesn’t check for compliance or semantic correctness. You can use the following templates to document software systems:

Warning

Although Visio will diagram your software systems, it will not troubleshoot them. To ensure the best model, proof your system before importing it to Visio.



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