I am creating sequence diagrams for the SCEA assignment. When I look at the sequence diagram my diagram extended for about 10000000000000000 km in width ? I am using an MVC 2 framework for this my project. Most of the description is gone describing the internal framework transitions. Is it legal to replace all that with a just one object in the sequence diagram which "Prensentation Tier" for example.
As to how much frame mumbo jumbo to show, I'm kinda wrangling with that myself. On one end of an extreme, too little information and your developers won't know what kinds of technology are going on at various parts of your diagram. At the other end of the extreme, the more unimportant framework classes you involve in your diagram, the more likely your important ideas will be lost in all the details. I'm afraid I don't have good advice on this point, as I'm still struggling with it myself.
I solved the problem by not using sequence diagrams at all, but rather collaboration diagrams. I find them much easier to make presentable and readable, despite the tendency to have message indexes like "18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.1.1.1" etc...
Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem
I’ve looked at a lot of different solutions, and in my humble opinion Aspose is the way to go. Here’s the link: http://aspose.com