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DesignobjectorientedsoftwarewithUnifiedModelingLanguage(UML),
anindustrystandardforspecifying,visualizinganddocumentingthe
variousaspectsofsoftwaresystem.
UMLandSysMLModeling

DesignOutput,ExportandImport

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SupportedfromModelerEdition

Use case diagram


CapturefunctionalrequirementswithUMLusecasediagram.Eachusecaseinausecasediagramrepresentsahigh
levelsystemfunctionthatyieldsameasurableresultofvalues.(UML)Actorsareconnectedwithusecasesto
representtherolesthatinteractwiththefunctions.

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Modelbusinessactorandusecase

Elaborateusecasewithsequencediagram

Modelpeopleorexternalsystemwithbusinessactor.
Modelbusinessfunctionswithbusinessusecase.

Addsubsequencediagram(s)tousecasetorepresent
theinteractionbetweenactorandusecase.

Resourcecentricdiagramminginterface

Ensurethecorrectuseofnotations

Drawusecasediagramwithminimaleffortthrough
draganddrop.Simplydragtocreateanewshapefrom
anexistingone.Nodummyactions.

Theresourcecentricdiagramminginterfacedisplays
elementsandconnectorsvalidforparticularshape
only,avoidingmodelingmistakes.

Designwithabstraction,usingsubdiagram

Quicknavigationbetweenparentandsub
diagram

Maintainunlimitedlevelsofabstractionlayerswhereby
differentperspectivesofsystemanddifferentamounts
ofdetailsareexposedtodevelopers.

Diveintothesubdiagramthroughthetinyresource
iconthatappearatbottomrightofshape.Gobackto
theparentviathequicklink.

Class diagram
Describesstructureofsystembyshowingitsclasses,theirattributesandoperationsinaUMLclassdiagram.UML
classdiagramisablueprintoftheclasses(codelevel)requiredtobuildasoftwaresystem.Programmersimplementa
softwaresystemwiththehelpofboththeclassdiagramandtheclassspecification.

Inlineclassmemberediting

Pinnableconnectorend

Editattributesandoperationsdirectlyin
classdiagram.Type(andreturntype)of

Pintheendofaconnectorformore
specificpointingpurpose.Forexample,

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Editmultipleassociation
propertiesatatime
Specifyallassociationpropertiesin

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attributeandoperationisautomatically
mappedwiththeactualclass.

pointtoanattributeinclass.

diagramwithoutgoingthroughdeep
dialogboxes.

Optionallyhideclassmember

Displayclassesasrobustness
analysisicons

Wraplongclassmembers

Showonlytheattributesandoperations
thatarerelevanttospecificcontext.Hide
awaythoseirrelevancemembers.

<<boundary>>,<<control>>and
<<entity>>classescanbeoptionally
shownasrobustnessanalysisicons.

Keepyourclasseslookcompactby
showinglongattributesandoperationsin
multiplelines.

Sortclassmembers

Addattributewithgetterandsetter

Manualclassmemberreordering
withdraganddrop

Orderattributesandoperationsbyname,
byvisibility(private/public/protected)orby
stereotype.

Automaticallygenerategetterandsetter
whenaddingnewattribute.

Moveclassmembersbetween
classeswithdraganddrop

Definestatesforcontrollerclass
withstatemachinediagram

Visualizerelatedclassesfrom
classmembers

Moveattributesandoperationstoanother

Addasubstatemachinediagramto

Showindiagramtheclassesbeing

classbysimpledraganddrop.

controllerclassformodelingitsstatesand
statechange.

chosenastypeorreturntypeofattributes
andoperations.

Draganddropattributesand/or
operationsforreordering.Bothsingle
andmultipleselectionaresupported.

Sequence diagram
Visualizeinteractionsbetweenusers,systemsandsubsystemsovertimethroughmessagepassingbetweenobjects
orroles.Ifclassdiagramrepresentstheskeletonofclassesbyshowingtheirattributesandmethods,sequence
diagramcompletetheclassesbyrepresentingtheprogramminglogictobefilledinmethods'body.

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Draganddropsequencediagram
creation

Reclaimandeliminatespacewith
sweeperandmagnet

Drawsequencediagramwith
keyboard

Theresourcecentricdiagramming
interfaceenablesthecreationof
sequencediagramwithminimaleffort.

Introducespaceindiagrambysweeping
shapestoadirection,oreliminatespace
bypullingshapestowardsadirectionwith
magnet.

Putyourmouseaside.Embraceyour
keyboardforquicksequencediagram
creation.

Automaticsequencemessage
numbering

Oneclickreturnmessagecreation

Automaticactivationextension

Withaclick,areturnmessagewillbe
createdforyou,withproperconnectivity
andpositioning.

Activationswillbeautomaticallyextended,
followingyourdrawing.

Identifyclassesandoperation
fromsequencediagram

Relocateactivationtomove
associatedmessages

Generatecommunicationdiagram

Makethelifelinesbecomeclassifier,and
makethesequencemessagesbecome
behaviors(i.e.operations)ofclass.

Messageswillalwaysstickwith
activations.Whenyoumoveanactivation
toanotherlifeline,theattachedmessages
willfollow.

Automaticallygeneratedandupdated
numbersforsequencemessages.No
manualeditingisrequired.

Saveeffortbygeneratinga
communicationdiagramthatconformsto
yoursequencediagram.

Displaylifelinesasrobustness
analysisicons
<<boundary>>,<<control>>and
<<entity>>lifelinescanbeoptionally
shownasrobustnessanalysisicons.

Communication diagram
CollaborationbetweenobjectsinruntimecanbemodeledwithaUMLcommunicationdiagram.Inacommunication
diagram,objects,calledlifelines,areconnectedtorepresenttheneedofcommunicationduringtheexecutionofan
interaction.Messagescanbeaddedontopoftheconnectorstolistthecallsmadefromandtothoselifelines.

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Groupedmessages

Autosizedswimlane

Insteadofhavingmessageslooselyplacedondiagram,
theyaregroupedinawaythatallowsforsimplere

Withaswimlanethatspanthewidthofdiagram,you
don'tneedsizeityourself.

positioning.

Generatesequencediagram
Saveeffortbygeneratingasequencediagramthat
conformstoyourcommunicationdiagram.

Activity diagram

UseUMLactivitydiagram,theflowchart
baseddiagramtomodelsystembehavior.
Partitionactionsaccordingtothetypeof
participantinvolved.

Createbranchofactionswithsingle
mouseclick
Clickoncetocreatenotoneshape,buta
chainofactionshapesinrepresenting
conditionalflows.

Convertmodelelementtoadifferent
type
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Seamlesslyconvertamodelelementto
anothertype,withpropertiespreserved.For
example,fromUMLactiontoUMLactivity.

Alignshapesperfectlywith
alignmentguide
Whendraggingshapes,alignmentguidelines
appearsoyoucanpositionshapesin
alignmentwithothers.

State machine
diagram

Statemachinediagramisacriticaldesign
modelforeventdrivensystems.Well
designedstatemachineshowsaccuratelythe
essentialstatesofobjectsaswellasthe
triggersofstatechange,whichfacilitatesthe
developmentoferrorfreestatemachine.

Protocolstatemachinespecification
Modelhowaprotocolworks,withprotocol
statemachine.Bothbehavioralandprotocol
statemachinesaresupported.

Multipleconnectorroutingstyles
Increasereadabilityofdiagramwithdifferent
kindsofconnectorroutingstylescurve,
oblique,rectilinear,roundobliqueandround
rectilinear.

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Createturningpointswhencreateshape
withconnector

Connectorcaptionsthatfollowconnector's
orientation

Savediagrammingtimebycreateconnectingobjects
withmultipleturningpointsatonce.

Maintainclearandhighlyreadablediagramsbyhaving
theconnectors'captionfollowtheorientationof
connectors.

Multiplealignmentoptionsforshapename

Preciseshapepositioningwiththehelpof
alignmentguide

Weprovide9alignmentoptionsforyoutoposition
shapenameinthedesiredplace.

Createshapesthatalignwelltoexistingshapewiththe
helpofthedynamic,visualguides.

Component diagram
Componentsdiagramsareusedtomodelthestructureofsystemsbyshowinghowlittlepartsofthesystem"gearup"
informingabiggerpart,orformingtheentiresoftwaresystems.

Resizableconnectorcaption

Movableconnectorcaption

Resizeconnectorcaptiontofitthepresentationof
diagram.

Dragtomovetheconnectorcaptiontoanywhereyou
liketomakeyourdesignmorereadable.
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Layoutdiagramsindifferentstyles

Describemodelelementsbyrichtext

Tidyupmessydesignwiththebuiltinlayout

Describemodelelementswithformattedtextbold,

algorithms.Thealgorithmsarefullyconfigurable,which
providesyouwiththebestresultyouwant.

italic,bulletpoints,differentfontcolors,fontsize,etc.

Describemodelelementbyvoice
Describemodelelementbyaudiorecording.Youcan
recordnewaudiocliporlinktoanyaudiorecordingto
anymodelelementinyourproject.

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Deployment diagram
ModelsthephysicaldeploymentofsoftwarecomponentswithUMLdeploymentdiagram.Indeploymentdiagram,
hardwarecomponents(e.g.,webserver,mailserver,applicationserver)arepresentedasnodes,withthesoftware
componentsthatruninsidethehardwarecomponentspresentedasartifacts.

Userdefinednotationsymbol
Applyyourownimagefileasgraphicalrepresentation
ofanynotation.Youmayuseyourownavatarto
replacetraditionalstickmanshapeforUMLactor,ifyou
like.

Manageandapplystyles

Makeshapeappearancefollowstereotype's
definition
Specifyinstereotypethebackgroundcolor,fontcolor
andfontweightandfontsettingsofmodelelement,and
letthemodelelementsthatextendthestereotype
follow.

Defineandapplestyletoshapestoquicklychangethe

MultilanguagespellcheckingEnglish,
Brazilian,German,etc

shapeappearancewithoutsettingevery
background/foregroundonebyone.

SupportsspellcheckingandsuggestionforEnglish,
Brazilian,French,GermanandSpanish.

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Package diagram
Arrangeandorganizemodelelementsand
diagramsforlargescaleprojectwithpackage
diagramshelpsdevelopmentteamto
navigateandfindtherightmodelelements.
Packagediagramisalsogoodinvisualizing
structureanddependencybetweensub
systemsormodules.

Selectcontainedshapeswith
InstantFreeze
Temporarilyfreezeacontainershapetoaidin
theselectionofchildshapes.

Formatcopier
Cloneformatpropertiesfromoneshapeto
another,withsimpleclicks.

Groupdiagramandshapesinto
packagewithpackageheader
Easilyadddiagramalongwithitscontaining
shapesintoapackagewiththepackage
headerthatappearontopofeverydiagram.

Namecompletion

Configurableshapeappearance

Reuseamodelelementbyprovidingitsnamewhen
createshape.Enterpartofthenameandcompleteit

Adjustthebackgroundcolor,fontcolorandfontweight
andfontsettingsofshapes.

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bychoosingfromthepopuplist.

Gradientshapebackground

Quickshapelayout

Drawvivid,attractivediagramswithshapespaintwith
gradientcolor.

Instantlyalignagroupofshape,distributethemevenly
orsetthemtooptimalsize,withthehelpofthe
resourcecentricdiagramminginterface.

Object diagram
ViewasnapshotofinstancesofclassifiersinUMLclassdiagrams.Similartoclassdiagrams,objectdiagramsshow
thestaticdesignofasystemfromaprototypicalperspective.

Keepconnectorroutereadablewithline
jump
Showtheintersectionsbetweenconnectorsasavisual
'bridge'forclearvisibilityofconnectorpath.

Printwithdiagramproperties(e.g.name,
description)shown
Addadiagraminfoboxtodiagram.Eachboxpresents
informationlikediagramnameanddescription.

Variouslinejumpoptions
Showthevisualbridgethat"built"ontopof
intersectionsbetweenconnectorsinthestyleyoulike
arc,gapandsquare.

Bookmarkdiagramandshape
Onceyou'veaddedabookmarktoadiagramorshape,
youcannavigatetoitfromanywhereinyourproject.

LocateshapebyURL

Singlemodelelement,multipleviews

EverymodelelementhasauniqueURL.Youcansend
theURLtoyourcolleaguestolocatethetarget
elementseasily.

Reuseamodelelementinmultiplediagrams.
Wheneverachangeismadetoanyinstance,therest
willbeupdatedautomatically.

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Composite structure diagram


VisualizetheinternalstructureofaclassorcollaborationwithUMLcompositestructurediagram.Modelasystemfrom
amicropointofviewusingUMLcompositestructurediagram.

Automaticexpanddiagrammargin

Splitdiagramintomultipleinnerpanes

Automaticexpanddiagrambaseonthegrowthof

Comparedifferentportionsofbigdiagramis

design.Margincanbedefinedvisually.

troublesome.Youcansplitdiagramforviewingdifferent
partsofdiagramwithoutscrollingbackandforth.

Showtaggedvaluesinshapebody
Adduserdefinedpropertiesbyaddingtaggedvaluesto
shapes.Optionallyshowthetaggedvaluesinshape
bodytoreadthepropertiesindiagram.

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Timing diagram
Timingdiagramsmodelthebehaviorof
objectsthroughoutagivenperiodoftime.Itis
commonlyusedindesigningrealtimeand
distributedsystems.

Adjustabletimeunit
Dragtomoveatimeunitbackandforth.
Haveatimingframeupdatedautomatically
accordingtoyourchange.

Configurehotkeyfordiagramming
commands
Defineyourownhotkeyfordiagramming
command.E.g."C"forcreatingclass.

Interaction overview
diagram
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ViewthesequenceofinteractionswithUML
interactionoverviewdiagram.Interaction
overviewdiagramhelpsrepresentcomplex
scenariothatinvolvemultipleinteractions
presentedasmultipleUMLsequence
diagrams.

Showdiagramthumbnailin
interactionoverview
Viewthethumbnailofinteractiondiagramsor
sequencediagrams.Viewandknowthe
controlflowsofinteractions.

SysML requirement
diagram
Requirementiswhatyourclientswantand
whatyourteamhavetofulfill.Itisso
importantthatneedstobemanagedcarefully.
TheSysMLrequirementdiagramprovidesa
visualapproachinrepresentingand
managingsystemrequirements.Ina
requirementdiagram,requirementsare
shownasblocks,withconnectorsinbetween,
illustratingthederivation,dependencyand
groupingofrequirements.

Userdefinedrequirementtypes
Defineyourownrequirementtypes,with
userdefinedpropertiesandappearance.

Exportandimportrequirementsto
Excel
ProducealistofrequirementtoExcelfor
externalmanipulation.Importthefilebackfor
updating.

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Block definition diagram


Visualizeyoursystemhierarchy.Definethesystem/componentclassificationsinblockstogetabetterpictureof
interconnectionsbetweenthesesystemcomponents.

Specifyprojectmanagementproperties

Opendiagraminquickbyitsname

Setstatus,difficulty,priority,version,iteration,phase

Searchandlocatediagramiscriticalwhenproject

anddisciplinetoeachmodelelementforproject

growsbiggerandbigger.The'jump'featureallowsyou

managementpurpose.

toopenadiagrambyprovidingitsname,orpartofit.

Internal block diagram


Takeacloserlookatyoursystemdesignfromwithin.Describetheinternalstructureofasystemintermsofitsparts,
ports,andconnectors.

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Parametric diagram
Arestrictedformofinternalblockdiagramthatshowsonlytheuseofconstraintblocksalongwiththepropertiesthey
constrainwithinacontext.Parametricdiagramisusedtosupportengineeringanalysis,suchasperformance,
reliability,andmasspropertiesanalysis.

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Document user problem with textual analysis


Gatheruser'srequirementsastextdocument,andextractmodelelementsfromtext.Theproblemstatementeditor
providesatexteditorforenteringuserrequirements.Youcanextractglossarytermsandmodelelementsfromtext,
andcontinuemodelingwiththemodelelementsextracted.

Richtextinproblemstatementeditor

Keywordshighlightinginproblemstatement

Userformattedtextindescribinguserproblemsfont

Importanttermsthataredefinedasglossarytermsare

family,fontsize,bulletedlist,table,etc.

highlightedinproblemstatement.

Identifycandidateobjectsfromproblem
statement

Candidatepaneview
Graphicalrepresentationofcandidateitems.

Extractactors,usecases,requirements,classes,
packages,actionsfromwordsinproblemstatement.

TheTextualAnalysistoolisinvaluableinhelpingthestudent
analystmakeaninitialpassovertheproblemdomainandidentify
candidatesforfurthermodeling.
Prof.WilliamBurrows,Professor,UniversityofWashington,Seattle

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Model element
referencing
Addinternalreferencesbetween
diagrams,shapes,modelelements
Makeinternallinksbetweendifferentkindsof
projectartifacts.Thosereferencesworkboth
inVisualParadigmandinanydocumentand
Webcontentsgeneratedfromyourdesign.

Addexternalreferencetobusiness
documents
Maintainreferencebetweensoftwaredesign
andthebusinessdocumentstohelpfindout
whyadesigndecisionwasmade.

Markinshapebodywhenhave
referenceadded
Glanceoveradesign.Thetinymarkerthat
appearinshapes'bodyindicatesthatthe
shapeshavereferencesadded.

Referencemodelelementindescription
Insertmodelelementreferencestorichtextdescription.
Thereferencedmodelelementswillbelinkedand
highlighted.

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