What is component flow diagram?
A component flow diagram is a type of UML diagram that represents and defines the overall components of a composite software system. This diagram defines the architectural structure of the entire system in terms of the components and how they are interconnected. A component flow diagram can also be referred to as a component diagram and / or a component-based diagram.
A component flow diagram is mainly used by software developers and is created before the actual development of the project to give a formal overview of the system / software being developed. It defines the structural relationships and connections between different components within a system.
As with other structural diagrams, component flow diagrams use rectangles, lines / connectors, and various symbols. Each of the components is shown in a rectangular box in which the name is written. The connectors are used to define the relationship and / or the dependencies between different components.