UML State Machine Diagram Template

UML State Machine Diagram Template

Visualize the different stages of an object or system using a UML state machine diagram template.

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walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign
liberty mutual
wp engine
accenture
bumble
delloite
hewlett packard
total
dropbox
walt disney
asos
contentful
ubisoft
pepsico
macys
whirlpool
hanes
yamaha
docusign

About the UML State Machine Diagram Template

Miro’s UML state machine diagram template is a visual tool you can use to illustrate an object or system’s various states and how it transitions from one to another. State machine diagrams are especially useful for software engineers and system architects looking to understand, design, and communicate complex state transitions and interactions — such as seeing how a web service responds to different requests.

In the next section, we’ll walk you through how to use the UML state machine diagram template.

How to use the UML state machine diagram template

To get started, click on the “use template” button to open the UML state machine diagram template in Miro. Once you’re in, follow these steps to start filling it in:

1. Define states and objects

Define your possible states and the objects that belong to them. Use the shapes in the template to represent each state by double-clicking on the text boxes to edit them.

For example, if you’re creating a behavioral state machine diagram for an elevator system, you could define the states as 'Not activated,' 'Waiting for user input,' and 'Moving up' or ‘Moving down.’

2. Connect states to objects

Once you’ve defined your states, connect them with the correct objects. For example, for a UML state machine diagram representing an elevator system, you’d connect the ‘Move Up’ object to the 'moving up' state and the ‘Move Down’ object to the 'moving down' state.

Use the arrows in the state machine diagram template to link states and objects. Rearrange, duplicate, and remove them as needed.

3. Add transition actions and conditions

Once you connect the states with the objects, fill in the appropriate actions for each state. For example, if your elevator diagram has a state called 'waiting for user input,’ instruct the user on what they should do next. Double-click on the text boxes you want to edit to replace them with your own actions and outcomes.

4. Define guard conditions

Finally, add guard conditions or actions that would trigger your transitions. For example, if an elevator is moving upward and the user presses the 'down' button, this action would trigger the elevator to move back to its 'waiting for user input' state.

In the state machine diagram template, double-click on a textbox along an arrow connecting two states and add the appropriate guard condition.

Miro is also the perfect state diagram maker if you'd prefer to diagram from scratch. Simply use Miro's diagramming tool and UML shape pack.

State machine diagram FAQ

What is the state machine diagram template for?

A state machine diagram template helps you visualize a software’s different states and how it transitions between them. Take video games, for example. If you’re designing a video game, a state machine diagram will help show how the user will move through the different stages of playing.

Can I build a state machine diagram from scratch?

Absolutely. Miro makes it easy to build a state machine diagram from scratch using our automated diagramming and mapping tools and user-friendly interface. Drag and drop the shapes you need onto your canvas, add connection lines to depict transitions, and use text boxes to add labels.

Does Miro have a free UML diagramming shape pack?

Miro offers plenty of free shape packs to equip you with all the diagramming tools you need — though you’ll need a Business, Enterprise, or Education plan to access our UML shape pack.

UML State Machine Diagram Template

Get started with this template right now. Available on Enterprise, Business, Consultant, Education plans.

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