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Free UML tool for Part 2?

 
Tom Shaw
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Could anyone please tell me free UML tool that exports in HTML that I can use for SCEA Part 2? I tried ArgoUML but it doesn't export to HTML and Mircosoft's VISIO's HTML is not "pure" and might be rejected. Exact name of the product or link to download would help a great deal. Many thanks for your help.
 
Adam Czysciak
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You can use any tool you like, make a screenshot and save it to jpeg/whatever and use it in your html...

In my opinion most programs will miss "export to html" functionality, they'll rather have "export to jpeg" or sth like that... Diagram is a picture, not a webpage, so why a need to export html?
 
Cleuton Sampaio
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Hi, I have used StarUML. It is free and easy and it can export the diagrams as bitmaps.

www.staruml.com.
 
Tejas Bavishi
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One more free UML tool is ArgoUML

http://argouml.tigris.org/
 
Tom Shaw
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I'll try StarUML. Thanks for the tips.
 
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By the way, it'd be an interesting addendum to this thread to give a little review of how well the free tool works. I'm interested.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
David Sheth
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We primarily use Eclipse to develop, and so spent quite a bit of time looking for a free UML plugin for Eclipse. We found some, but none that were as comprehensive as the UML tools built directly into Netbeans. So, now we just switch to Netbeans when we need to do UML, and so I'd recommend giving that a try as well.
 
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I like Poseidon UML poseidon web page(community edition). While studying for UML cert I discovered that Poseidon supported more of the latest UML 2.X standard than the other guys listed.

Perhaps the other guys have come out with new editions in the last year
 
Tom Shaw
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Do Poseidon and NetBeans export to HTML? Thanks.
 
Patrick Williams
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I am using NetBeans for part II as well.

It doesn't export to HTML, but you can export images which you can embed into HTML.
 
sanjay sahu
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I used JUDE Community edition. I exported the images as PNG and provided links in index.html

http://jude.change-vision.com/jude-web/product/community.html
 
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I also find JUDE very user friendly. Unfortunately, the Community Edition is not so UML 2.0 compliant.

I'm still checking out Poseidon Community v5 and it looks like it has better UML 2.0 coverage. (Poseidon Community Edition however comes with a fee of approx 60USD/year).

Haven't tried Netbeans UML, does it support UML 2.0 as well?
 
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I must say I really like StarUML: is fast, the look&feel and usability reminds me of Rational Rose, and is UML2 compliant (although it doesn't seems to be able to export to UML2 XMI, a drawback if you want to use MDA). But if you want a nice UML editor to draw some diagrams and maybe generate some code, it's a very good choice.
(I evaluated a couple of tools for SCEA part 2, and this was my final choice... I've exported the diagrams to PNG images, put links to them in an html document, and after a while I got the certification )
[ October 25, 2007: Message edited by: Gabriel Claramunt ]
 
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Sun Java Enterprise Studio is free.
 
Patrick Williams
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On second thought, the component diagrams in netbeans are ugly. I'm not sure if I'm sticking with it. I might be too picky, but the components aren't the normal shape and it uses a stereotype to denote a component instead of the UML accepted shape.
 
Paul Michael
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Currently downloading Visual Paradigm's Community Edition (supports UML 2.1). Will let you know how it works in a few days...
 
Tom Shaw
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I just downloaded StarUML. Thanks for replies. It's odd that StarUML didn't showup in Google search for 'free UML tool'.
 
Lars Behnke
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I've done Part II with Visual Paradigma for UML. First, I gave the community edition a try. After a couple of diagrams the exported images were crippled by watermarks. The "community edition" is virtually useless. If you want to get rid of the watermarks you must spend 59 USD for the "personal edition". There is still a "Not for commercial use" hint in the diagrams though.

Lars
 
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I'd both StarUML and Eclipse UML, I'd also tried Rose. But I strongly recommend StarUML for this assignment.

PS, I once found StarUML does not work so I reinstall it and everything recover, so please be careful. Keep back up always.
 
Tyler Lebowski
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Use BoUML. It's lightweight and exports nicely to HTML.
 
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StarUML convert here! Netbeans was driving me up the wall so I am in the process of converting over to StarUML. I've discovered what i was doing wrong the last time I tried to use it (which caused me not to like the tool).
 
Tom Shaw
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Thanks guys/gals. Is there a time limit/expiry date for giving SCEA part 2 & 3 after buying voucher for Part 2? I bought voucher for part 2 last year and it doesn't have an expiry date.
 
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If I'm not mistaken, you have 1 year to complete the assignment after purchase/download date.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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