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I was creating a class diagram for an application I was working on today and I didnt include the JPA entities since I had all the information I thought was important in my DAOs, for example, I just care about how to register a user regardless of what information does a User object contain, so I only included the UserDao in my class diagram and added an operation called register which has a parameter of type User without having a User class in my diagram.

My question is if its necessary to include every single class I have in my diagram or can I omit the classes that I will be forced to add because I am using a certain framework such as JSF or JPA?

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I certainly wouldn't include the classes generated from HTML page templates in a class diagram. But it's your diagram. Include whatever you want. Who is your audience?

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The audience will be programmers who are familiar with the technologies I mentioned –  Omar K Sep 27 '11 at 18:10
    
My guess is that they won't want to see the views. They are only Java classes by accident. The models are the interesting part. I wouldn't include the controllers either. –  kevin cline Sep 28 '11 at 1:03

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