Visual Paradigm Professional Edition
Visual Paradigm for UML Professional Edition (shortly known as VP-UML PE) is a comprehensive and straightforward use case utility that helps you to identify and organize system requirements through use case analysis.
The application provides you with flexible and versatile tools that help you produce content-rich use case documentation and system specification effortlessly. In addition to use case diagrams, the utility supports all kinds of UMLs such as Class, Component, Deployment, Package and Activity diagrams. Also, it enables you to crease SysML models in order to ensure the completeness of designs.
Before creating new diagrams, you need to set up your personal work directory that will save all your projects and modifications. Then, you can view all the available diagrams from the left panel and start creating new ones using the right-click menu. You can choose whether to create a new class diagram or a diagram. The main difference between them is that the first one opens a new blank workspace from where you can drag the objects you are interested in such as classes, collaboration instances and dependency relations, while the latter allows you to choose the model of diagram you want to work with.
Still, when working with these kinds of diagrams, you surely know that classes and instances are connected to each others between specific relations such as Association, Aggregation or Composition. If these relations are not correctly configured, you are not able to generate Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD), which are commonly used to store all the classes and instances in tables.
Another way of using Visual Paradigm for UML Professional Edition is to create requirement diagrams in order to document users’ needs in detail and define the way to test the requirements. Simply navigate to the Requirement section, which is located in the upper part of the window and select the Requirement Diagram. After specifying its name, you are able to drag all the objects you want such as test case, composition or model. Creating these kinds of diagrams you are able to display the properties of requirements where each column represents a property and each row represents a requirement.
A feature that makes the application stand out is called ‘Team Collaboration’ that allows your software development team work together smoothly and efficiently. Simply choose the type of repository you want to login to, or add your own database by selecting the server and specifying the place where data is stored.
Features like Code and DataBase engineering, Eclipse / NetBeans / Visual Studio integration and Team Collaboration come in handy specially for developers who need to perform one-way code generation or reverse engineering with various programming languages
To wrap it up, Visual Paradigm for UML Professional Edition proves to be a steady and effective solution when it comes to creating various types of diagrams that help you design databases and enjoy collaborative modeling.
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