Free and printable examples of dependency diagrams are available in high resolution! When you want to understand dependencies across your code, visualize them by creating code maps. This helps you see how the code fits together without reading through files and lines of code. Dependency is a directed relationship which is used to show that some UML element or a set of elements requires, needs or depends on other model elements for specification or implementation. Because of this, dependency is called a supplier – client relationship, where supplier provides something to the client, and thus the client is in some sense incomplete while semantically or structurally dependent on the supplier element(s). Modification of the supplier may impact the client elements. Look at the following example of dependency diagram posted below.
Dependency is a relationship between named elements, which in UML includes a lot of different elements, e.g. classes, interfaces, components, artifacts, packages, etc. There are several kinds of dependencies shown on the diagram below. All these diagrams are examples of dependencies that you can find in many UML.
A dependency is generally shown as a dashed arrow pointing from the client (dependent) at the tail to the supplier (provider) at the arrowhead. The arrow may be labeled with an optional stereotype and an optional name. Because the direction of the arrow goes opposite to what we would normally expect, I usually stereotype it as client depends on supplier.
The dependency diagram displays a graphical view of the complex relationships between the various pieces of a project. It shows the components that depend on other components, and/or have components that depend on them. With all these examples, make your own ones and save these diagrams for free by clicking on the images.