Visual Paradigm for UML Modeler Edition (shortly known as VP-UML ME) is a straightforward and practical UML modeler specially intended for software development teams that need to create professional UML diagrams and produce software specification through HTML and PDF reporting.
Considering the main purpose for which the application was designed, Visual Paradigm for UML Modeler Edition is geared towards users who need to analyze system requirements by drawing proper diagrams and design databases quickly with professional ERD (Entity-Relationship diagram). This way, you and your team can enjoy easy modeling without developing diagrams from scratch.
Before using the application, you need to specify the workspace where all your configurations and projects will be saved. Then, start creating your own UML diagrams by personalizing them with your business data.
The left panel allows you to choose the type of diagram you want to create. From the right-click menu you are able to start creating a new class diagram and export the existing one to XML format or as image.
After specifying the diagram’s name, you can simply drag and drop objects from the left section, which appears each time you open a new class diagram. Association classes, models, connectors or packages are amongst the few objects that can be added inside your diagrams, but this mostly depends on the diagram’s model.
For instance, when you want to create a new Entity Relationship Diagram, you are most likely to use classes and the proper associations between them, so actors and other objects are useless for these kinds of UML diagrams.
The ‘Code Engineering’ feature enables you to keep system design and implementation synchronized. Irrespective of which programming language you choose to work with, you are able to generate .NET, C++ or C# scripts from UML class diagrams and insert them into your code.
Another feature that makes the application to stand out is called ‘IDE Integration’. Because it is able to create all kinds of UML diagrams, Visual Paradigm for UML Modeler Edition supports extensive use case management, SySML requirement diagram and database design (with ERD).
Using the ‘IDE Integration’ option, you can plan, design and develop your software without having to switch back and forth between the UML modeler and the IDE windows.
Writing SQL statements is not a simple task, not to mention writing them so they can work across different databases. Simply choose the platform you are interested in, such asEclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ IDEA and start creating your scripts effortlessly.
To wrap it up, Visual Paradigm for UML Modeler Edition proves to be a steady solution and supports your modeling needs for creating, analyzing and validating UML diagrams while generating scripts and collaborating with your colleagues.
Visual Paradigm Modeler Edition is an advanced application that enables you to design automatic diagram layout, allowing you to specify class associations and build data flow connections.
Visual Paradigm Modeler Edition is integrated with the Eclipse IDE for coding and round-trip code engineering. Software developers can perform Model-Code-Deploy effectively and efficiently within one unique visual development platform.
It supports the latest UML notations for modeling, and provides an intuitive user interface including dockable UI, resource-centric and mouse gesture to simplify diagram editing.
It can be integrated with major IDEs including Eclipse/WebSphere, JBuilder, NetBeans/Sun ONE, IntelliJ IDEA, JDeveloper and WebLogic Workshop to provide sophisticated real-time or on-demand code/model synchronization. Code reverse engineering is supported for Java, C++, .NET dll or exe files, CORBA IDL, XML, XML Schema, Hibernate and JDBC.
Visual Paradigm Modeler Edition is a professional UML tool that supports complete software lifecycle – object-oriented analysis, object-oriented design, construction, testing and deployment. The UML modeling software helps you build quality applications faster, better and at lower cost.
You can draw all types of class diagrams, reverse code, generate code from diagrams and generate documentation. The UML CASE tool also provides abundant UML tutorials, UML interactive demonstrations and UML projects.
UML models and diagrams can be imported from Rational Rose projects or XMI , or exported to XMI for use in other applications. J2EE is supported to accelerate and simplify J2EE software development and deployment.
Report templates can be fully-customized to conform to company’s documentation standard with an easy-to-use, what-you-see-is-what-you-get Report Writer, which keeps documentation always synchronized with the VP-UML project.
Visio integration is provided so that Visio drawings can be embedded in any UML diagrams to extend the possibilities of UML modeling, and it is possible for you to transfer stencils from Visio or define your own stencils.
Diagrams can be copied and pasted as OLE to Microsoft Office applications and edited directly inside the documents. Textual analysis and CRC card diagram are supported to help identifying candidate classes from the problem statement and identifying the collaborations and responsibilities between objects.
Users can also access and interact with the user interfaces and UML models through the VP-UML open architecture by writing plug-ins. Other supporting features include printing , HTML/PDF report generation, automatic diagram layout and export diagram to image.
- Support All UML Diagrams ( Class, Use Case, Collaboration, Sequence, State, Activity, Component, Deployment, Timing, Composite Structure )
- Real Time Model Validation
- Dockable User Interface
- Resource Centric Interface for better Usability
- Automatic Diagram Layout
- Integration with IDEs including Eclipse/WebSphere, JBuilder, NetBeans/Sun ONE, IntelliJ IDEA, JDeveloper and WebLogic Workshop
- Instant Reverse support for Java, C++, .NET dll or exe files, CORBA IDL, XML, XML Schema, Hibernate and JDBC
- Import Project from XMI
- Export Project in XMI Format (XMI 1.1 for UML 1.3 Unisys Extension / XMI 1.1 for UML 1.4 OMG)
- Visio Integration
- Direct Editing of VP-UML OLE Object in other Applications
- HTML Documentation Generation
- PDF Documentation Generation
- Sophisticated Diagram Printing Facility
- Copy Diagram Elements to System Clipboard as Image
- Export Diagram as Image (JPG, PNG and SVG Format)
- Support Sub-diagram for all UML Model
- Provide Different Look-and-Feels for User Interface
- Support Package Containment
- Textual Analysis
- Model Generation that Supports the Generation of Sequence Diagram from a Flow of Event and the Generation of Collaboration Diagram from a Sequence Diagram (and vice versa)
- Multilingual Supports.