Using the general Microsoft Visio means of drawing diagrams, one can create virtually any MSC document. When drawing MSCs, there are some typical patterns, however, which must be done repeatedly. SCStudio extends Visio with automatic drawing functions and other aids, making drawing MSCs much more comfortable:
The commands are all accessible via the SCStudio menu, and most of them are available in the Sequence Chart toolbar as well. For faster invocation, they are assigned hotkeys and are accessible in context menus where applicable. For more details about the automatic drawing functions, see the documentation supplied with the SCStudio.
The repaint function can be used to upgrade shapes in an MSC document to a newer SCStudio version. All drawings in the active document will be updated. To invoke repaint, select menu “SCStudio – Drawing – Repaint”.
Behavior of the SCStudio can be configured in the Global Settings dialog invoked by the “SCStudio – Options...” menu.
There are several configuration sections: