<<Urgent>> Dependencies in Package Diagram


I am trying to draw a package diagram, showing the dependencies between the packages. The system comprises of 6 components with each having 5-6 packages within.

If I draw a package diagram for each component seperately, I am unable to show the dependencies that a package might have across the components.

Otherwise, if I go for a diagram containing all the packages it is a huge and messy one.

Please suggest a solution to how I can show the package dependencies across the components and at the same time keep the diagram neat.


From what I read, that’s up to 36 entities in play… and I don’t think that’s enough entities to cause a mess.

My suggestion is to liberally use white space, that is, try not to cramp everything together and don’t worry about long lines.