(I'm not sure in which section I could post this thread)

Dear all,

I'm currently doing a survey on UML class diagrams. The survey is about how to simplify a class diagram by leaving out information that is not important. The motivation behind this survey is to understand a system (after the implementation phase) by using reverse engineered class diagrams. As we know, reverse engineered class diagrams are typically a detailed representation of the underlying source code, which makes it sometimes hard for the software engineer to understand what the key elements in the software structure are. Hence, we make this survey in order for us to identify what type of class and information that should be left out from the reverse engineered class diagram. You can find the survey at the following URL :


Feel free to ask any questions or give any comment on this survey. Your cooperation is highly appreciated. Thank you.

-Arjan van Zadelhoff-