A Static Layout Algorithm for DiaMeta

Sonja Maier, Mark Minas


The diagram editor generator framework DiaMeta utilizes meta-model-based language specifications and supports free-hand as well as structured editing.
In this paper we present a layouting approach that is especially well suited for a static layout. It is based on the layout algorithm presented in a previous paper that uses the two concepts constraint satisfaction and attribute evaluation. This algorithm is combined with graph transformations and the result is a natural way of describing the layout of visual languages. As an example we use a simplified version of Sugiyama's algorithm, applied to statechart diagrams.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.10.147

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.14279/tuj.eceasst.10.147.147

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