Arbitrary Box Around Components in Component Diagram (iDesign Diagrams)

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asked May 14, 2020 in Wanted features by Walluce
I would like to be able to draw a box around some components in the component diagram, like I can do in sequence diagrams, except I would like to be able to do this separately to the declaration of the components.

I am already using boundaries to separate my components into horizontal layers. Now I would like to be able to group them horizontally as well.

What I want to achieve is something like the diagrams in this video (skip to the second half, more or less):

The below is my diagram. On top of this, I would like to be able to draw a  vertical box around Client2, Manager2 and Engine.:

rectangle Components {

  rectangle Clients {

    component Client


  rectangle {

    rectangle Managers {

      component Manager


    rectangle Engines {

      component Engine



  rectangle DataAccessLayer {

    component DataAccess


  rectangle DataStorage {

    component DataStore



rectangle Utils {

  component Utility1

  component Utility2

  component Utility3

  component Utility4


Clients -[hidden]-> Managers

Managers -[hidden]-> Engines

Managers -[hidden]-> Engines

Engines -[hidden]-> DataAccess

DataAccessLayer -[hidden]-> DataStorage

Client --> Manager

Manager --> Engine

Manager --> Utility1

Engine --> DataAccess

DataAccess --> DataStore


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