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Not sure if this is right forum to post this question, but any kind of help would be appreciated.
I want a tool/freeware that would create a UML class diagram for a collection of classes/packages i am using in my project. Is there some kind of eclipse plugin or some other tool that would help me generate UML diagrams. I am using eclipse-jee-helios-win32.
I am using Microsoft Visio software for creating UML diagrams, since it’s reverse engineering allows drawing UML diagrams from the source code. It is one of the best diagramming tools available. However, since it is not free software, I will recommend you to opt for Visio Trial that comes for FREE 60 days evaluation. Once you are comfortable with it, later you can opt for license copy.
I use the objectAid UML plugin eclipse. Really useful since it does reverse engineering. And the nice part is that it is free. I'm not sure if i can post the link ... but google it and you will find it
I never use reverse engineering tools as the resulting diagrams tend to look sloppy. I prefere to go the extra mile and use a regular graphics editor (like Inkscape) and create a template with a symbol library by hand. That way I can make my diagrams look the way I intended.
Lots of tools out there...
Visio, Rational Rose, Enterprise Architect are the ones used widely in the Enterprise fraternity.
I use Visual Paradigm and also found it to be as effective a tool for generating UML diagrams.