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UML tools

Shaveta Chawla

Joined: Aug 01, 2007
Posts: 13
Hi i am new to this forum and also i don't know anything about UML tools and why they are used and where they are used. Can you please tell me something about the UML and OO design tools and which tools are mostly used these days.

Jan Cumps

Joined: Dec 20, 2006
Posts: 2565

These tools are used to draw UML diagrams.
They can help you to build valid diagrams.
Some can create UML from your code, or create code skelettons from your diagrams. See Wikipedia's UML Tool page.

More info is available on OMG's UML� Resource Page, and on Wikipedia's List of UML tools.

regards, Jan

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Svend Rost
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Joined: Oct 23, 2002
Posts: 904
Hi - and welcome to the ranch.

What do you use UML tools for:
UML (Unified modelling language) is an effort to have a unified "language" to graphicaly model, for instance, class diagrams or use cases. Take a look at for more information

Which UML Tools are used today:
I dont know which UML tools are mostly used at the moment. My favorit tools has always been the pen & a paper. Im not that concerned with obeying a standard - what matters is that the vision or idea can be communicated.

When I was studying it was possible to get a free edition of: Poseidon, ArgoUML and Visio. They are all "okay", but each of them has certian drawbacks.

Atm. im using either Visio or Rational Architect.

You can find a list of tools here:

Hope it helped.

/Svend Rost
[ November 26, 2007: Message edited by: Svend Rost ]
Frank Martinig
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Joined: Oct 12, 2004
Posts: 59
In addition of the good references already provided, you will find another list of UML tools (with many open source projects) here:

Good luck


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