Visual Paradigm for UML 6.0 (Community Edition) review

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Visual Paradigm project for the Unified Modeling Language (VP-UML) is a UML CASE tool

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Developer: Visual Paradigm International Ltd.
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Visual Paradigm project for the Unified Modeling Language (VP-UML) is a UML CASE tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users, including Software Engineers, System Analysts, Business Analysts, System Architects alike, who are interested in building large scale software systems reliably through the use of the Object-Oriented approach.

VP-UML supports the latest standards of Java and UML notations and provides the industry's full round-trip code generation and code reverse engineering support for Java.

In addition, VP-UML is integrated with Eclipse/IBM WebSphere, Borland JBuilder, NetBeans IDE/Sun ONE, IntelliJ IDEA, Oracle JDeveloper and BEA WebLogic Workshop to support the implementation phase of software development.

The transitions from analysis to design and then to implementation are seamlessly integrated within the CASE tool, thus significantly reducing efforts in all stages of the software development life cycle.

Here are some key features of "Visual Paradigm for UML":
UML Notation Support

Use Case Diagram
Class Diagram
Sequence Diagram
Communication Diagram
State Diagram
Activity Diagram
Component Diagram
Deployment Diagram
Composite Structure Diagram
Timing Diagram
Interaction Overview Diagram

Visual Modeling

EJB Diagram
Use Case Details Editor
Resource Centric
Automatic Diagram Layout
Model Generation
Model Sharing
Visio Integration
Importing Visio Stencils
Copy and Paste to Microsoft Office
Rich Text Documentation
Mouse Gestures
Style and Formatting


XMI Import and Export
Import Rational Rose Projects
Export and Merge VP-UML Projects

Teamwork Ready

Performing Teamwork Operations

Object-Relational Mapping

ORM Pane
SQL Customization
Mapping One Class to Multiple Tables
Create Custom Query
Reverse Existing Database into ERD
Create Persistent Layer for Legacy Database
Generate Persistent Layer and Database from Class Diagram
Automatic Generation of Array Table
Extend your Persistence Layer with Custom Logic

EJB Support

EJB Code Generation
Synchronization between EJB Diagram and ER Diagram
EJB Deployment

Streamlined Design and Development Environment

Integrate with the Most Popular IDEs
Full Software Development Life-cycle Support
Generate/Reverse Source Code from UML Models
Keeping your model and implementation in sync

Broad Output Format Support

Create Intelligent Documents in an Ad Hoc Manner
HTML Report Generation
PDF Report Generation
Sophisticated Diagram Printing Facility
Export Diagram as Images

Keeping Your Software Up-to-Date

Visual Paradigm Update

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.
Viewer Edition is free for browsing your project.

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