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Hi,
I just joined a team of developers working on a product which has a huge code base. However the documentation of the design related to the components in pretty negligble. I need to create high level design documents for each of the subsystem/components in the product
wanted to hear from the people here as to their experience and what are the ways to approach this problem
 
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My experience is a few years old, but reverse engineering into Rational Rose gave way too much detail. When humans model we leave out the unnecessary details to reveal the necessary details. I didn't need all the methods for String in my model. I (usually) don't need to see all the little utility classes that manage the protocols between my major components. If you evaluate tools, see if they've addressed this, maybe with a list of classes to include or ignore.
 
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well that's what I am faced with.. Rose and even TogetherJ give way too much detail..
 
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Originally posted by Monmohan Singh:
well that's what I am faced with.. Rose and even TogetherJ give way too much detail..



Yes, you can filter out packages, and maybe some classes, but in reverse engineering, I have always found that you would still need to delete some classes being shown.

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