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SDE for Eclipse (SDE-EC) speeds the application development lifecycle by integrating the Eclipse platform within one-stop-shop soluti

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Developer: Visual Paradigm International Ltd.
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SDE for Eclipse (SDE-EC) speeds the application development lifecycle by integrating the Eclipse platform within one-stop-shop solution. A visual bridge among architects, analyst, designer and developers, Visual Paradigm SDE for Eclipse is engineered to increase the speed of requirement capturing, analysis, design, development, testing and deployment.

Accelerate the development of quality applications with Visual Paradigm Modeling Environment and Eclipse / IBM WebSphere®, the most popular IDE in the market.

Visual Paradigm SDE for Eclipse also automate tedious tasks that can distract developers from development.

Here are some key features of "SDE for Eclipse":
UML Support

All UML 2.0 Diagrams (Class, Use Case, Collaboration, Sequence, State, Activity, Component, Deployment, Timing, Composite Structure, Interaction Overview Diagram, Overview Diagram). Swimlane Activity Diagrams
UML 2.0 Notation Support
UML Extension Mechanisms (UML Predefined and User-defined Stereotypes)
Robustness Analysis Notation Support
Entity Relationship Diagram

Basic Modeling Features

Direct Text Editing in UML Diagram Elements
Sub-diagram Support
Compartment Visibility Control
Multi-line Caption
Pin-enabled Connector End
Customizable Connection Point Styles
Multiple Shape Movement Styles, What You See, What You Get UML Shape Movement and Rubber Band Shape Movement
Real Time Model Validation
Packages can contain UML Elements for Dragging around the Diagram Rectilinear and Oblique Connector style
Mouse Gesture
Rich Text Documentation

Advanced Modeling Features

Class Repository: Packages and Class can be Shared by Dragging and Navigating among Various UML Models
Model Generator
Form Diagram from Existing Models
Editing a Diagram/Diagram Element using the Property Table Editing the properties of a diagram using the Diagram Open Specification Dialog Editing a Model Element using its Open Specification Dialog Logical View

Requirement Capturing & System Analysis

CRC Card Diagram
Problem Statement Editor
Project Level Textual Analysis
Use Case Level Textual Analysis
Use Case Scheduling for Prioritzing Use Cases
Use Case Description Support (including Flow of Event)
From Analysis to Design

Create Classes from CRC Cards
Creation of Models from Candidate Classes

Automatic Diagram Layout

Layout the whole Diagram or part of Diagram Automatically Layout Selected Portion of the Diagram
Rearrange Child and Related Connectors
Auto Routing Connectors

Documentation Generation & Printing

HTML Documentation Generation
PDF Documentation Generation
Ad hoc Documentation Writer
Sophisticated Diagram Printing Facility


Element Finder for Looking Up Model Elements
Copying Diagram Elements within Project
Copying Diagram Elements to the System Clipboard as Image

Style & Formatting

Special Color Filling
Customizable Line Style
Customizable Font Style
Freehand line style

Code Engineering

Automatic Code Synchronization
Java Code Generation
Java Code Reverse Engineering

Instant Reverse

Reverse various sources instantly into the VP-UML model (including Java Source & Class, C++ Source, .NET dll & exe, XML & XML Schema, JDBC, Hibernate, CORBA IDL, Ada 9x)

OLE Support

Direct Editing of VP-UML OLE Object in other Applications
Import & Export

Exporting Diagram to Image (JPG, PNG and SVG Format) Export Project into XMI Format (XMI 1.1 for UML 1.3 Unisys Extension / XMI 1.1 for UML 1.4 OMG)
Importing XMI Format Project
Importing Rational Rose Project

Plug-in & Template

Execute Plugin
Execute Template


Context-Sensitive Help Support

User Interface

Resource Centric Interface
Customizable Perspectives
Project Explorer (Diagram Tree View, Model Tree View and Class Repository) to Show Different Perspectives of the Project
Fast scroll for locating the diagram content
Quick Previewer for browsing the diagram before open it
Microsoft Visio Integration

Transfer shapes from Visio®
Create UML diagram with Visio® Stencils

Object-Relational Mapping

Create ER Diagram for Your Database in Few Clicks Create Persistent Object by Reversing Legacy Database Generate Persistent Object and Database from Class Diagram Create Custom Query with ORM Qualifier
Automatic Generated Array Table for Handling 1:M Relationship on Primitive Type Define You Own Program Logic for Generated Persistent Object

What's New in This Release:
A new persistent architecture improves speed and memory usage in handling middle to large scale projects, both in local and teamwork environments.
You can design your own notation with Shape Editor.
Data Flow Diagram is supported.
A large diagram can be sliced into a specified number of output images.
You may add files, URLs, and diagram references to models for elaboration or navigation purposes.
Instant Reverse can visualize your implementation as a Class diagram with a few clicks.
The program can be configured to use specific applications or commands to open different types of files.
The Viewer Edition is free for browsing your project.

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