Drawing mind mapping diagram

Mind mapping is a tool to help you in brainstorming and organizing ideas, concepts, words, tasks through a visual note-taking way. It sometimes helps to capture requirements and business process, too. Modelers can create and link model element (such as task, use case, classes) with mind mapping node. The traceability can be kept between initial idea (mind mapping node) and detail design elements (e.g. class).

Creating mind mapping diagram

To create a mind mapping diagram:

  1. Right click on the node Mind Mapping Diagram in Diagram Navigator and select New Mind Mapping Diagram in popup menu.
    Create a mind mapping diagram
    Create a mind mapping diagram
  2. This create a mind mapping diagram with a central idea node appear in it. Immediately name the central idea node and press Enter to confirm. You can then start drawing the diagram by branching nodes from the central idea nodes.
    Naming central idea node
    Naming central idea node

Creating branch with resource centric interface

Mind mapping is formed by nodes that represent ideas or concepts. They are connected with each other, showing the flow of thinking. To create a new branch of nodes from an existing node:

  1. Move the mouse pointer over a node. Press on the resource icon Branch -> Node.
    To create a node
    To create a node
  2. Drag it out. Release the mouse button to create the node.
    A node is created
    A node is created
  3. Name the node and press Enter to confirm. Create the other nodes by repeat the same steps.
    A mind mapping diagram is created
    A mind mapping diagram is created

Related Resources

The following resources may help you learn more about the topic discussed in this page.

 
Chapter 1. Mind Mapping Diagram Table of Contents 2. Formatting nodes
 

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