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Extending Teamwork for Architecture Diagrams
May/June 1992 (vol. 9 no. 3)
pp. 54-60

An architecture-flow diagram extension to the Teamwork dataflow diagramming tool is described. The extension, called TWKAFD, manages FIG format files representing architecture-flow and interconnect diagrams and invokes the X Window version of FIG to let designers graphically edit them. Designers edit the diagrams using simple drawing primitives instead of object primitives. TWKAFD uses Teamwork's approach to handling the relationships between dataflow and architecture-flow diagrams, so the designer does not have to learn two sets of behaviors. TWKAFD's diagram library, user interface, restrictions, and merging into Teamwork are discussed. Results of an experiment to extend Teamwork to accommodate architecture models are presented.

Index Terms:
graphical interface; architecture-flow diagram; Teamwork dataflow diagramming; TWKAFD; FIG format files; interconnect diagrams; X Window; diagram library; user interface; design aids; diagrams; graphical user interfaces; software engineering; software tools; systems analysis
Tom Nicinski, "Extending Teamwork for Architecture Diagrams," IEEE Software, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 54-60, May-June 1992, doi:10.1109/52.136168
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