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Does anybody in this group recommend any good diagramming tool for UML
(Unified Modelling Language)?  I have tried Smartdraw and it looks OK.
MS Word, although no extra cost, is pretty clunky when things need to
be moved and re-arranged.  I am looking at something dedicated to UML
that does not contain capability for floor plans and other un-related
things.

I know there are some packages for several thousand that do all kinds
of things but they do more than I want and are completely out of my
price range.  I am willing to spend $100-200 or so for a package that
is good - good at just drawing and maintaining the various UML
diagrams.  Any recommendations?  Thanks.

Lou

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If all you want is an UML drawing tool, without any code generation,
analysis, etc. capabilities, any good vector drawing program that
allows you to define shapes as "blocks" or "templates" should be OK.
Microsoft's Visio comes with a set of predefined UML symbols.
Any low-end CAD system (Autosketch, Turbocad, Quickcad, etc.) should
also be usable for this purpose.

For something beyond that, check http://argouml.tigris.org /

Roberto Waltman

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Don't know if this will help
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8334

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Try eclipse


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This query is more suited to comp.object.

ArgoUML is a freeware UML tool that might work for you.

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EventStudio System Designer 2.5 - http://www.EventHelix.com/EventStudio
Sequence Diagram Based Real-time and Embedded System Design Tool


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I use Enterprise Architect. It's pitched towards IT but I've used it
successfully in embedded work. It does more than you want, including code
generation (class framework only) to Java and C++ (among others), and the
associated "reverse engineering", which is very good for generating diagrams
from existing C++ code. It can also work with common revision control
systems and - most importantly - is in your quoted price range.

The link is: www.sparxsystems.com.au

--
Peter Bushell
http://www.software-integrity.com /



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Take a look to http://www.jeckle.de/umltools.htm

regards
   Martin

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Just to add another one to the list:
ProxyDesigner - http://www.proxysource.com /

Nice freeware thingie, has some quirks but works really fine most of
the time.

// Erik NE4%slund


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Umbrello
http://uml.sourceforge.net/index.php

Regards
 Heinz


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Maybe the Cadifra UML Editor could be something for you. Its a small and
simple tool to draw UML diagrams. See www.cadifra.com. The tool does not
generate
code.

There is fully functional free evaluation version (no time limit)
available: www.cadifra.com/download.

Dave

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Try Ontology

http://www-ksl.stanford.edu/kst/what-is-an-ontology.html

Hope this may help you.
ITs a open source

http://kaon.semanticweb.org /

Cheers

Sagar


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Contrary to widespread misconceptions, you don't need expensive desig
automation tools to apply UML. Such tools typically come with a drawin
package to create various diagrams. In fact, most of the tools, if the
are used at all, end up as overpriced drawing packages. To this end,
good drawing program does as much for you as a fancy CASE tool.

Visio (now Microsoft Visio) is one of such drawing programs that shoul
satisfy most of your UML drawing needs. To use Visio effectively for UML
you need to have "UML stencils", which are sets of graphic objects tha
you can use in your drawings. A few examples of good Visio UML resource
are:

Pavel Hruby offers Visio Stencil and Template for UML 2.0 for variou
versions of Microsoft Visio (http://www.phruby.com/stencildownload.html )


Allen Holub offers Visio stencils as well as UML Quick Reference in hi
goody bag (http://www.holub.com/goodies/uml_visio /).

Visio Cafe lists a lot of resources and links related to Visi
(http://www.visiocafe.com ).

Finally, Quantum Leaps website offers a simple UML Visio stencil and th
whole lightweight method to turn UML state machine to efficient an
maintainable C or C++ code without heavyweight tool
(http://www.quantum-leaps.com/resources/goodies.htm#Visio )

Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) program website has whol
section devoted to Visio.

 




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Argo UML is far much completer and costs less (=FREE)

Stef Mientki

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