Associating to a relationship in Archimate

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asked Sep 30 in Wanted features by ChrisU
Archimate 3.0 and later support the notion of relating an entity to another relationship. Is this possible in PlantUML?

For reference see https://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/archimate3-doc/chap05.html for information

This would help to me a lot.
Thanks.

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answered Oct 1 by The-Lu (36,240 points)

Hello C.,

Will you find what you are looking for here:

If that can help,
Regards,
Th.

commented Oct 1 by ChrisU
Thank you for your response. I understand it is possible to relate Archimate entity to entity in PlantUML, e.g. application component to application component. What does not seem to be supported is relating an entity to another relationship

This is supported:
[A]
|
[B]

However I can't find a way to do this in PlantUML:
[A]
|------[C]
[B]

Associating entity C to the existing relationship (A,B) is valid in Archimate 3.1

Any further help would be appreciated.
commented Oct 1 by The-Lu (36,240 points)

Hello C.,

I understand better your request, like on Class diagram:

But as Archimate is a Component/Deployment diagram, it is not yet possible; a possible workaround is to use intermediate circle or interface:

If that can help,
Regards,
Th.

commented Oct 1 by ChrisU
That's what I thought. Thank you for clarifying, I now know I haven't overlooked a feature of PlantUML

While it makes a diagram more cluttered I may be able to use the Archimate application interaction or technology interaction entities between components. That would permit associating another entity with the interaction.

Thanks again for your help.
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