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No matter the kind of UML diagram you have in mind, our UML diagram tool can help you get to work on it right away, with autofill features and shape libraries to give you a head start.

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Easy, intuitive UML diagrams

Get to work on your UML diagram in minutes with Lucidchart.

Versatile diagramming

Lucidchart supports all types of UML diagramming, including both structural and behavioral diagrams. No matter what project you have in mind, you can diagram it with Lucidchart.

Built-in shape library

Our shape library has what you need for your UML diagrams. With our UML diagram creator, you can make your diagrams look professional and build them with best practices in mind.

UML sequence markup tool

If you’re building a UML sequence diagram, Lucidchart streamlines the process with our UML markup tool. You can auto-generate a sequence diagram from the text you enter in the sequence markup tool.

Perfect for developers and their colleagues

UML diagrams are most often built by software developers, software engineers, and data scientists. However, they’re useful for more than internal documentation—share the UML diagrams you build in Lucidchart with stakeholders in non-technical roles to help them understand what’s going on.

Ready to collaborate, present, and share

Use Lucidchart to collaborate on UML diagrams in real time with your team. When you’re ready, present your work from Lucidchart or share it in popular apps like Confluence and Jira.

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Start a UML diagram in Lucidchart in minutes

  • Create your first document, whether you import it, start from scratch, or use one of our templates.
  • Create professional UML diagrams to visualize complex systems.
  • Save time with our UML sequence markup tool.
  • Use Lucidchart’s UML shape library to access industry-standard UML shapes.
  • Share your UML diagram with your team and start collaborating on it
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UML diagram templates and examples

Use a template from our gallery to get a head start on your UML diagram.

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What is a UML diagram?

Unified modeling language (UML) diagrams describe the structure of a system, the objects within the system, and how they all behave. While you’ll find many types of UML diagrams, they fall into two broad categories: structural diagrams and behavioral diagrams.

How to create a UML diagram

  1. Enable the UML shape library

    Open the shape manager in Lucidchart and select the UML library, which includes all the UML shapes, symbols, and notation.

  2. Use sequence markup to automate the process

    Speed up the process of creating your UML diagram. Under the UML Sequence category in the toolbar, click “Use Markup,” type your markup, and click “Build.”

  3. Identify and add UML components

    Drag and drop shapes onto your blank canvas to start work on your UML diagram. Connect these shapes using arrows to indicate relationships and flows.

  4. Add text to your UML diagram

    Label and arrange your use cases, flows, and actors to clearly communicate their purpose.

  5. Publish and share

    Share your UML diagram with other teams or stakeholders. Embed your diagram in a wiki, send it in an email, or share it with integrations like Jira, Confluence, and Slack.

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