August 24, 2005

Visual Paradigm for UML 5.0 (20050624n) released

Stella Au writes "Visual Paradigm for the Unified Modeling Language (VP-UML) is a full-featured UML CASE tool supporting real-time bi-directional round-trip code-model synchronization. VP-UML not only supports the latest standards of Java notations, but also the latest and full UML 2.0 diagrams and notations so as to support the full round-trip code generation and code reverse engineering for Java.

Moreover, VP-UML supports Object-Relational Mapping (ORM) and EJB Development by acting as a bridge between object model, data model and relational database, and supports the generation and synchronization of database and code including POJO and EJB to reduce the development time.

Visual Paradigm is pleased to announce that Visual Paradigm for UML 5.0 version has been released which adopts a refreshing new user interface with numerous tailored modeling and usability guaranteed to satisfy and impress you.

What's new in VP-UML 5.0?

Brand-new Look and Feel - With the Microsoft Office-like look and feel, it allows you to select one of the cool themes bundled which makes your VP-UML looks unique, but also re-arrange the frames, toolbars and menu bar which you are comfortable with. Other look and feels, like Visual Studio .NET look and feel and Eclipse IDE look and feel are also available.

Enhanced Visual Modeling Features - The visual modeling features are enhanced by Full Screen Diagram Editing, Visual Alignment Guide, Sweeper, Split Control Flow with Branch and Real-time Layout for Sequence Diagram.

Enhanced Smart Resources - VP-UML provides Resource-Centric interface enabling the easy creation of UML diagrams by using the valid editing resources listed around the diagram elements. Smart Resource becomes even smarter as the resources of similar nature are grouped together to minimize the number of visible resources simultaneously.

Use Case Details Editor - VP-UML 5.0 provides an all-in-one environment for use case modeling, including general model specification, multiple use case description with rich-text editing, sub-diagrams manipulation and preview.

Enhanced XMI Import/Export to support UML 2.0 - The import and export of XMI is enhanced to support XMI 1.2, so you can import and export the UML 2.0 compliant model and diagrams to/from VP-UML.

EJB Diagram Support - In order to enhance the capability of EJB Development, EJB diagram is provided for user to model their EJB systems.

EJB Code Generation and Deployment - VP-UML simplifies the powerful but complicated EJB development which supports remote and distributed systems by generating beans based on the EJB model defined by user.

Customizable SQL - VP-UML generates SQL statements which are ready-to-use. In some cases you may want to customize the SQL statements, VP-UML allows you to override the generated SQL statements whenever you want to.

Advanced ORM Features - VP-UML promotes mapping one class to multiple tables which optimizes the size of database and minimizes the number of generated classes for system implementation.

Other features
Support of Use Case Scheduling
Support of Textual Analysis
Support Model sharing among diagrams
Mouse Gesture
Modeling with Visio stencils
HTML Report Generation
PDF Report Generation
Report Writer
Code Generation
Code Reverse Engineering
Support of Rose Project import

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Free evaluation is available for 30 days. You can get an evaluation copy at and install VP-UML from Visual Paradigm Suite."


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