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Visual Paradigm UML question

Sunderam Goplalan
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VP issues a warning that "there may be a WATERMARK created" if I try to create more than one diagram type (Class, Component or sequence) per project. Is this an issue?

We usually need to create more than one sequence diagram, correct? for SCEA part II


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Paul Balm
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You need to do one sequence diagram per use-case. I haven't seen your assignment but I think all have more than one use case. So that's a yes. :-)

I just started using Visual Paradigm and I have to say that I find it very efficient for drawing sequence diagrams. So far I was working with Poseidon, which works great, until you hit the sequence diagrams... Which are a straight-up nightmare. Both in version 6 and 8. I got to the point where I saved my work and restarted to get rid of strange GUI artefacts (mouse cursors stuck in wait state, etc), and I couldn't open my file anymore. This is where I cut my losses and switched to Visual Paradigm.

So yes, I just ran into the issue of the watermarks as well. I'm finding that the result is not acceptable, in the sense that I don't want to submit my diagrams with these watermarks. But what you can do, is do your assignment and then get a 10-day trial license for the commercial version to do generate the output with no watermarks.

Cheers-


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Paul Balm
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But what you can do, is do your assignment and then get a 10-day trial license for the commercial version to do generate the output with no watermarks.


Sorry, nooo that doesn't work, I guess the Visual Paradigm developers figured that one out as well. If you have a commercial edition with a trial license, you also get watermarks. I'm attaching an example.



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Sunderam Goplalan
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Thanks Paul. I believe a couple of people before us DID Visual paradigm to do the assignment and they liked this UML tool (just as I do -) as well. I hope someone can point us in the
right direction to remove the watermarks.
John Houston
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Joined: May 16, 2010
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The workaround is screengrabs!


I passed Enterprise Architect in 2010, with all my diagrams created with Visual Paradigm for UML 7.2 Community Edition.

I agree that "File -> Export.. -> Active Diagram As Image..." leads to the watermark. Do not submit files with the watermark as it looks ridiculous.


Instead use full-screen screengrabs:

1 Right-click Windows taskbar -> Properties, select "Auto-hide the taskbar" then maximise the Visual Paradigm window.

2 Double-click the tab for your diagram, or hit F11. It is a full-frame size view.

3 Ensure each diagram fits on your monitor screen! **

4 Press "Print Screen" button on top right of keyboard, or alternatively use Programs -> Accessories -> Snipping Tool (from Windows Vista etc)

5 Use Ctrl+V to paste the image in your graphics editor, e.g. www.getpaint.net offers a free high-quality graphics editor then crop it to remove the Visual Paradigm frames and borders. Good luck.



** If any problems fitting your diagram in:

  • Set your screen resolution to the highest amount supported by your video card
  • e.g. I took my screenshots on a 1280 x 1024 resolution (with a 19" screen)
  • Rearrange your diagram! Or split your diagram into two related diagrams! In general in UML, complicated and extremely detailed diagrams are a failure to clearly communicate!
  • Sunderam Goplalan
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    Thanks John. I'll do per your suggestion and check the screengrabs. Hope they will be clear enough to the assessors at oracla!
    Sharma Ashutosh
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    Joined: Apr 06, 2001
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    I have used Visual Paradigm and it's a really very good UML tool. It's worth buying - it's modeller edition is around $99 and support for an year can be bought for $20.


    Ashutosh Sharma
    SCJP 1.2, SCEA 5, Brainbench certified J2EE Developer, Documentum Certified Professional
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    Sunderam Goplalan
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    Thanks Sharma. I used the community edition to do my UML diagrams and it was very good as you say. Got screen grabs and submitted my assignment. The clarity of screen prints was good enough.
    I passed SCEA too!
    Sharma Ashutosh
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    Congrats!!!
     
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