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Anyone have any FREE UML Modeling tool recomendations? What is good? What is popular?

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Jamin
 
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Hi Jamin,
I ussually use ArgoUML

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Not free, but quite low cost: pen and paper.

Whiteboards are very good, too. They don't qualify as low cost, unless you don't mind using something self-made (like a simple chipboard).
 
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Hi Jamin,

here is a FREE UML 2.0 tool from Borland.

Go to and enjoy:

http://www.borland.com/together/designerce/index.html

You need to become a member of Borland's Develeoper Network which is done in 1 minute, before you can download the tool. You will receive after an unlimited license key.

This tool is not for use of UML as programming language but for UML sketchs ( a favorite of UML guru Martin Fowler )

Regards from Germany,
Darya
 
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:
Not free, but quite low cost: pen and paper.

Whiteboards are very good, too. They don't qualify as low cost, unless you don't mind using something self-made (like a simple chipboard).



Thanks Ilja, I guess I should have also stated that I needed something that could make nice diagrams for posting on the web too.
 
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Originally posted by Darya Akbari:
This tool is not for use of UML as programming language but for UML sketchs ( a favorite of UML guru Martin Fowler )



Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for!

Jamin
 
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Ah ok. I heard good things about UMLet. (Google for it...)
 
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Hi,

concerning the FREE UML 2.0 tool from Borland 'Together Designer Community Edition':

The program was terminated and is no longer available.

Regards,
Darya
 
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What about UML plug-ins to Eclipse? Any recommendations?
 
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I think this topic has been discussed too many times and should deserve a place in the FAQ.

That said, I would suggest JUDE. It is very easy to use, creates good diagrams, and lets you create images.

And the diagrams are pretty neat, too!
 
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Originally posted by Sathya Srinivasan:
I think this topic has been discussed too many times and should deserve a place in the FAQ.



Good idea! Want to know how to do it?
 
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Hi,

Found a link regarding uml tools by products

UML Tool Comparison link
 
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Originally posted by Ilja Preuss:


Good idea! Want to know how to do it?



Sure! Is there an FAQ on how to create an FAQ?
 
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If you have Microsoft visio installed checkout this free UML template.

http://www.phruby.com/stencildownload.html#How
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Originally posted by Sathya Srinivasan:


Sure! Is there an FAQ on how to create an FAQ?



JavaRanch FAQ is a Wiki (or a Friki to be more precise ), so anybody should be able to create a new FAQ.
 
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Originally posted by Sathya Srinivasan:


Sure! Is there an FAQ on how to create an FAQ?



http://faq.javaranch.com/view?PageFormatting comes closest...
 
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Free Borland UML

Together Designer Community Edition

is back again.

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Darya
 
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you should try Poseidon (http://www.gentleware.com). It is UML 2.0 compliant. And the community edition is free.

Another alternative (also UML 2.0) is: VisualParadigm (http://www.visual-paradigm.com/). The community edition is also free.
 
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I followed that UML comparison link. I must say I am fascinated and scared how many "code generators" there are on the market. Anybody really uses those big fat generators, or MDA concept? Except for make living out of creating those generators?
 
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Originally posted by Vladas Razas:
I followed that UML comparison link. I must say I am fascinated and scared how many "code generators" there are on the market. Anybody really uses those big fat generators, or MDA concept? Except for make living out of creating those generators?



This reminds me of a story I just read in "Agile Software Development Ecosystems": A company was selling tools to support a bunch of those "heavyweight", plan-driven processes. Someone impressed by the quick response times of the company asked the founder (if I remember correctly) which of those processes were used inside the company. The answer: "If we were using any of those, we wouldn't be in business any longer." :roll:
 
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If we were using any of those, we wouldn't be in business any longer



Ed Yourdon used to have a test which he gave to CASE tool companies. He asked them which companies built their tool using their tool. Apparently few companies did.

Also, for the whiteboarders among us, I have a pretty good write up at Software Modeling on Whiteboards which shows how to take a white board photo and pretty it up easily.

- Scott
 
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Thanks people!
 
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