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Jean louc Rippon
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Hi all,
I need a free UML 2.0 tool for modeling components and interfaces as they in UML 2.0 not in UML 1.x.

Thanks in advance,
JL.
Ilja Preuss
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What do you need the tool to do?


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Jean louc Rippon
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In fact I need a tool to model component as enterprise architect do http://www.sparxsystems.com/resources/uml2_tutorial/uml2_componentdiagram.html
but the probem is that enterprise architect not free.
Ilja Preuss
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OK, let it put me more blunt: what do you need it to do that pen and paper can't?
Edwin Dalorzo
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Visual Paradigm has Community Edition and supports UML 2.0.
[ October 02, 2006: Message edited by: Edwin Dalorzo ]
Sanjaya Sugiarto
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
OK, let it put me more blunt: what do you need it to do that pen and paper can't?


Because producing professional-looked documentation/report just using pen and paper is difficult?

Anyway, about the free UML tool: http://www.umlet.com/


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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Sanjaya Sugiarto:

Because producing professional-looked documentation/report just using pen and paper is difficult?


Professional documentation to me is documentation that is effective and makes good use of the employers/customers money. Pen and paper (or a whiteboard) are just the right tool for that often enough.

Take a look at http://www.agilemodeling.com/ - it is a very professional website and has lots of handdrawn UML diagrams on it.
Jean louc Rippon
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Dear Edwin Dalorzo thanks you very much for visual pardigm but I have a smal problem with it: whenI try to export an image I see some labels "visual paradigm" which they not good in paper or report, how could, please dellete them? Do you have any idea?

Best regards,
JL.
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Jean louc Rippon:
Dear Edwin Dalorzo thanks you very much for visual pardigm but I have a smal problem with it: whenI try to export an image I see some labels "visual paradigm" which they not good in paper or report, how could, please dellete them? Do you have any idea?


Buy a full version of the product, I guess. Everything else is illegal, as far as I can tell.
karthikeyan Chockalingam
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Visio users can google and get UML 2.0 stencil.

OK, let it put me more blunt: what do you need it to do that pen and paper can't?


As an example we may need a UML tool to submit solutions to SCEA assignment.
[ October 03, 2006: Message edited by: karthi keyan ]

http://www.skillassert.com


Peer Reynders
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Originally posted by karthi keyan:
Visio users can google and get UML 2.0 stencil


There seem to be an awful lot of "old versions" kicking around. The full set can be found at the source:
Pavel Hruby's UML 2.0 Stencil for Visio
It also includes a link to another drawing program
SmartDraw 7
Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by karthi keyan:

As an example we may need a UML tool to submit solutions to SCEA assignment.


I don't know anything about SCEA. Does it really not allow you to submit handdrawn diagrams? That would, of course, be a valid reason to use a tool...
Edwin Dalorzo
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Dear Edwin Dalorzo thanks you very much for visual pardigm but I have a smal problem with it: whenI try to export an image I see some labels "visual paradigm" which they not good in paper or report, how could, please dellete them? Do you have any idea?


Jean, not that I feel proud of it, but what I did was to edit the image in a image editor to remove the annoying background.

However, I strongly recommend you to follow Ilja's recommendation. That's what I did, and if you see the prices, the Personal Edition is really, really inexpensive.
[ October 03, 2006: Message edited by: Edwin Dalorzo ]
Alana Sparx
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Visio users can google and get UML 2.0 stencil

and then when they've quickly realised what a completely useless, frustrating, ill-concieved and almost unusable modelling tool Visio is, they'll go out and get another one.

I've been using Visio since February, and, as one poster pointed out on a related thread, it irredeemably sucks.
Peer Reynders
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Originally posted by Alana Sparx:
Visio users can google and get UML 2.0 stencil
I've been using Visio since February, and, as one poster pointed out on a related thread, it irredeemably sucks.


Are you talking about the "built-in" UML support in Visio professional which pretends to be a CASE tool but always gets in the way or are you talking about Pavel Hruby's UML 2.0 Stencil for Visio which lets you draw just enough UML to communicate an idea?
Alana Sparx
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Hi Peer

I started using just the main stensils that came packaged with Visio, and wrote a fair few templates with them, and just about lost my sanity in the process.

I think it was Ilja who who directed me towards Pavel's stencils, which were a *big* improvement. I re-wrote most of the templates, but every so often I'll need to move some icon, and it's one I haven't 'changed' to the new stencil - cue much swearing as you can't sensibly annotate, re-size or connect the components in question (which lead to the MS components being replaced with Pavel's)!

Which I think illustrates my point. A modelling tool is released by a professional software company, and it's only usable because somebody else (presumably unconnected with MS) has provided the means with which to do so! If Pratt & Whitney / Rolls Royce made engines in the manner Microsoft made Visio, would you get on a plane powered by them?

As I say, Pavel's stencils are a big improvement, but despite this, some aspects are still awkward.
S Venkatesh
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Hi,

Try out staruml.

http://staruml.sourceforge.net/en/

Thanks
Venkatesh S
Nav Letha
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Joined: Oct 22, 2006
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Eclipse has UML 2.0 plugin from Omando. There is a free edition as well as commercial.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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