# Is there an efficient way to edit the following UML

I tried to make a UML diagram using I strive in searching to make it looks good. Here is my code, sorry if there are errors (as I am a new learner to TIKZ package) but it should still work if u just copy and paste the code on overleaf. Is there is an efficient way to make the UML diagram much better ? for example: as in the attached image, the highlighted part is not aligned.

enter code here\documentclass[tikz,border=3.14mm]{standalone}
library{positioning,calc,arrows.meta}
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block/.style={rectangle, draw, fill=blue!10, text width=5em, text centered, unded corners} }
{line} = [draw, -']
style{arrow} = [draw, -latex']
*\circled[1]{\tikz[baseline=(char.base)]{\node[shape=circle,draw,inner sep=0.6pt, text width=0.1cm] (char) {#1};}}

block, text width=3.cm, align=center](man) at (0,0){\textbf{Device A}};
\node[ block, text width=3cm, right= 5 cm of man, align=center](smart) {         Device B}};

\node[ block, text width=3cm, right= 5 cm of smart, align=center](recv) { \textbf{Device C}};

\path[line, line width=0.5mm] (man.south) -- ($(man)+(0,-8)$);
\path[line, line width=0.5mm] (smart.south) -- ($(smart)+(0,-8)$);

\path[line, line width=0.5mm] (recv.south) -- ($(recv)+(0,-8)$);

\path [arrow, text width=4.5cm, align=left] ($(man)+(0,-0.5)$) -- ++(0.5cm,0cm) |- node[near start, right] { Computes $G^R_0= M^R_0$ \\  Computes $G^R_n = l^R_n$\\ Picks $I^R_0 = t^R_0$} ($(man)+(0,-1.7)$);

\draw[-{Latex[length=3mm, width=2mm]}] ($(man)+(0,-3)$) to node [above, black]{\Small \texttt{$T(R)=X^R_0, X^R_0, Y^R_d$}} ($(smart)+(0,-3)$);

\path [arrow, text width=4.5cm, align=left] ($(recv)+(0,-1.5)$) -- ++(0.5cm,0cm) |- node[near start, right] { $Picks Z^R_0 \leftarrow l^R_0$ \\ computes $Z^R_n \leftarrow l^R_n$\\ $I^R_0 \leftarrow t^R_0$} ($(recv)+(0,-2.9)$);

\draw[-{Latex[length=3mm, width=2mm]}] ($(recv)+(0,-3.8)$) to node [above, black]{\Small \texttt{$S^{D_1}_0, S^{D_1}_n, t^{D_1}_0, t^{M_1}_n, F_{M_1}]$}} ($(smart)+(0,-3.8)$);

\path [arrow, text width=4.5cm, align=left] ($(smart)+(0,-4.5)$) -- ++(0.5cm,0cm) |- node[near start, right] { $Picks Z^R_0 \leftarrow l^R_0$ \\ computes $Z^R_n \leftarrow l^R_n$\\ $I^R_0 \leftarrow t^R_0$} ($(smart)+(0,-5.9)$);
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Something seems to have gone wrong when you copied the code. I tried to restore the code and align the objects in a table.

\documentclass[tikz,border=3.14mm]{standalone}
\usetikzlibrary{positioning,calc,arrows.meta}
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[%
block/.style={rectangle, draw, fill=blue!10, text width=5em, text centered,
rounded corners},line/.style={draw, -latex},arrow/.style={draw, -latex}]

\node[block,text width=3.cm, align=center,font=\bfseries](man) at (0,0){Device A};
\node[block,text width=3cm,right=5cm of man, align=center,font=\bfseries](smart) {Device B};
\node[block,text width=3cm,right=5cm of smart,align=center,font=\bfseries](recv) {Device C};

\path[line, line width=0.5mm] (man.south) -- ($(man)+(0,-8)$);
\path[line, line width=0.5mm] (smart.south) -- ($(smart)+(0,-8)$);
\path[line, line width=0.5mm] (recv.south) -- ($(recv)+(0,-8)$);

\path [arrow, text width=4.5cm, align=left] ($(man)+(0,-0.5)$) -- ++(0.5cm,0cm) |- node[near start, right] {
\begin{tabular}{ll}
Computes & $G^R_0= M^R_0$ \\  Computes & $G^R_n = l^R_n$\\ Picks & $I^R_0 = t^R_0$
\end{tabular}} ($(man)+(0,-1.7)$);
\draw[-{Latex[length=3mm, width=2mm]}] ($(man)+(0,-3)$) to node [above, black]{$T(R)=X^R_0, X^R_0, Y^R_d$} ($(smart)+(0,-3)$);
\path [arrow, text width=4.5cm, align=left] ($(recv)+(0,-1.5)$) -- ++(0.5cm,0cm) |- node[near start, right]
{\begin{tabular}{ll}
Picks & $Z^R_0 \leftarrow l^R_0$ \\
computes & $Z^R_n \leftarrow l^R_n$\\
& $I^R_0 \leftarrow t^R_0$
\end{tabular}} ($(recv)+(0,-2.9)$);
\draw[-{Latex[length=3mm, width=2mm]}] ($(recv)+(0,-3.8)$) to
node[above, black]{$S^{D_1}_0, S^{D_1}_n, t^{D_1}_0, t^{M_1}_n, F_{M_1}$} ($(smart)+(0,-3.8)$);
\path [arrow, text width=4.5cm, align=left] ($(smart)+(0,-4.5)$)
-- ++(0.5cm,0cm) |- node[near start, right] {
\begin{tabular}{ll}
Picks & $Z^R_0 \leftarrow l^R_0$ \\
computes &  $Z^R_n \leftarrow l^R_n$\\
& $I^R_0 \leftarrow t^R_0$
\end{tabular}} ($(smart)+(0,-5.9)$);
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}


• Thanks so much. do you know how to add \point command so I can enumerate/itemize elements that are inside tabular ? – Heba Mohsen Feb 16 '19 at 1:24
• @HebaMohsen You could just add \textbullet\  before the items. – user121799 Feb 16 '19 at 1:25
• How can I reduce the size of \textbullet\ as it seems the default one is too big? – Heba Mohsen Feb 16 '19 at 1:29
• @HebaMohsen I am not really online now. Try \scalebox{0.5}{\textbullet}. No guarantee that it works. You can always ask a new question, it's free of charge. – user121799 Feb 16 '19 at 2:23
• it works very well – Heba Mohsen Feb 16 '19 at 2:58