Creating a Sequence Diagram in Rational Rose
To create a sequence diagram. Select ‘Interaction Diagram’ from the Interaction Icon or the Browse menu. We will construct the diagram shown in Fig 2-3 of the text.
Add the diagram name into the dialogue box and ensure that the diagram type is set to sequence.
Once you have created something in one diagram it will appear in the browser window. You can drag the actor you created in the use case. If you click on WatchUser with the mouse, hold down the button and drag the mouse pointer to the diagram area you should see the first
You can follow the same procedure to add the participating objects. If you click on a class with the mouse, hold down the button and drag the mouse pointer to the diagram area you should see it appear in your diagram. Note if you make a mistake and need to delete and item, you have to select ‘Edit’ and ‘Delete from model’
Select object message arrow to add the message passing between objects. Once added you can right click on the object message and select ‘specification’ to add the name.