I ussually use ArgoUML
here is a FREE UML 2.0 tool from Borland.
Go to and enjoy:
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,
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.
Found a link regarding uml tools by products
UML Tool Comparison link
[ December 01, 2004: Message edited by: Pradeep Bhat ]
Originally posted by Sathya Srinivasan:
Sure! Is there an FAQ on how to create an FAQ?
http://faq.javaranch.com/view?PageFormatting comes closest...
Together Designer Community Edition
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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:
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.