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Artifacts live in the material world of bits and therefore are an important building block in modeling the physical aspects of a system. An artifact is a physical and replaceable part of a system.
You use artifacts to model the physical things that may reside on a node, such as executables, libraries, tables, files, and documents. An artifact typically represents the physical packaging of otherwise logical elements, such as classes, interfaces, and collaborations.
The end product of a construction company's work is a physical building that exists in the real world. You ...