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JUDE produces big JPEG images

 
tery valencia
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hi guyz,

i m about to submit my work for part II but one thing is freaking me out. The sequence diagrams ( and component diagrams too but in a lower scale) are very huge. i mean, if i have , let s say 10 objects in a sequence diagram, the final image is very wide, and sometimes ( depending on your diagram) can be very high too ( which may result hard to read it at the end).

I can not reduce them because this would make the text (method names for instance) unreadable.

So How do you do ? is there a trick ? i would not want to start with messing around with the sun examinator, pissing him off with sthg he can not use.

Thanks.

tery
 
I Roberts
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Unfortunately there is no trick!

I got fed up with Jude and tried another tool called Visual Paradigm, which I wouldn't recommend either! I've used about six different UML tools over the years and none have got close to being of any use - some are good but are simply too buggy to be used in a commercial environment.

The holy grail of UML tools is yet to be developed.


:roll:
 
Marie Pierre Courbevoie
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Hi Tery

I use Enterprise architect from Sparx, it's good, easy to use and fast, generated GIF images are small size:
Class diagram (23 classes): 18 k
Prepare itinerary sequence diagram (the more complex: i used heavily frames and interaction occurrences: UML 2.0) : 101k
Component diagram: 30 components: 47 k
You can download a trial version (30 days) from :
http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea_downloads.html

Regards

Marie Pierre
[ August 18, 2005: Message edited by: Marie Pierre Courbevoie ]
 
jason white
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All, is it just plain crazy to use Microsoft Visio?

-jason
 
Hitry Mitry
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No, it's ok, but a bit laborious.
Less laborious than using Microsoft Paint though

I think Enterprise Architect is actually rather close to perfection. Perhaps it will become _the_ UML tool in a couple of years, after they've fixed some minor bugs.
 
Luiz Reginaldo Curado
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Hi!

What I have done in JUDE to reduce my diagrams size is:
- Click in zoom out
- Click in Edit/Select All
- Click in Edit/Copy to clipboard
- Open MsPaint
- Click in Edit/Paste
- Save your image

You can zoom in or zoom out the diagram in Jude, copy to MsPaint and see the obtained results. Just try it!

I hope this could work for you. It worked to me. As a additional suggestion, save the image as PNG. Other hint: some better photo editor softwares can save PNG files using less KB. I used Paint Shop Pro, that is a good choice.
 
Wei-ju Wu
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Originally posted by Hitry Mitry:

I think Enterprise Architect is actually rather close to perfection. Perhaps it will become _the_ UML tool in a couple of years, after they've fixed some minor bugs.


It really looks nice. One thing that keeps me from using it though: It seems to be a MS Windows centered solution. If I want to use it on Linux, it seems that some Windows Emulation package is required (reminds me of Rational Rose a few years ago), it does not seem to be available on Mac OS X.

There is a Visio version for Enterprise Architects that I used to use, which I thought worked pretty well. I don't understand what would be so bad about that tool (if I would be tied to Windows anyways).
 
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