Visual Paradigm for UML 10.1 Released

Visual Paradigm International, a leading provider of visual modeling software, today announced the release of Version 10.1 of their UML modeling tool, Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML).
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Jan. 30, 2013 - PRLog -- Visual Paradigm International, a leading provider of visual modeling software, announced the release of Version 10.1 of their UML modeling tool, Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML).

VP-UML supports software design with modeling languages like UML, SysML, BPMN, ERD, DFD), etc. It also comes with code engineering, database engineering, hibernate, screen mock up, etc. Version 10.1 of VP-UML introduces 2 major new features, along with more than 25 smaller features and enhancements. The following lists out a summary of new and enhanced features.

Up to 50% faster when open project (with ref projects)
The time it takes to open project file has been reduced significantly for users who use the feature of project reference intensively.

Better performance
Performance has been improved for most of the general editing actions users can perform in the diagram editor (e.g. create, edit and delete shapes) for large project.

Better support of ArchiMate 2.0
The fixes, corrections and improvements issued in ArchiMate 2.0 have all been supported. The most important changes are the support of the Motivation extension and the Implementation and Migration extension.

Faster project status retrieval
Visual Paradigm have re-developed the way the "Status" in Teamwork Client window is evaluated, which speed up the loading of content presented in Teamwork Client.

Commit multiple projects
Users can now commit and update multiple project files at a time, through the Teamwork Client window. This enhancement is particularly useful for users who are working with a large amount of referenced projects.

Improved the look of chart, matrix and grid
The separation of rows and columns is more noticeable.

Improved doc. editor
- Changed the default font size of doc. to follow shape
In the past, despite having the same font size set for a shape and its documentation, the visual appearance are different - with the documentation text looks slightly bigger than shape. Starting from this version, they are made consistent with each other.

- Change to show "HTML" as cascade menu
Users can select the type of content to present in the documentation editor - HTML/HTML Source/Plain Text, controlled by the popup menu that appears when right click in the documentation editor.

- Supported adding diagram link to doc.
When editing documentation, it is possible to add a link that points to another model element. From now on, this function is extended to cover diagram. In other words, users can add a model element link as well as diagram link.

- Supported Find in doc.
Find text inside the documentation editor using the Find feature

- Supported Paste without formats in doc.
Paste text into documentation editor with the "Paste without formats" option to get rid of the formatting attributes that may affect the stability of document or the quality of generated report.

- Prompt user when pasting many text to doc.

Unified windows styles
Visual Paradigm has corrected some of the inconsistency about the look and feel of UI components.

Windows title bar on Mac

Better sub-diagram navigation

The sub-diagram popup menu is re-designed to make it easier to navigate. Preview of sub-diagram is presented when approaching a menu of sub-diagram.

Add stereotypes to UI elements
Stereotype can be used to represent that a model element a-kind-of something, and that "something" is what we called a stereotype. Starting from this version, users can define their own stereotypes and apply them on components in User Interface diagram.

Better navigation of references
Users can explain or elaborate a model element by adding relevant diagrams to it as references. From now on, users can open in diagram the shape that references it, through accessing the quick link at the top left corner of diagram.

Improved plug-in API
The method getFrom() available for connector was unable to retrieve the correct element when the from end is a connector. From this version onwards, it is possible to retrieve the connector by calling getFrom().

Primitive shape presentation
In addition to the standard appearance of notations (e.g. stickman for actor, box for class, oval for use case, etc), VP-UML now supports the primitive option. The primitive option enables users to present any kind of shape as simple rectangle/oval/rounded rectangle shape. Users can specify custom text to such "primitive shape", which is particular useful for modeling for general-purposes.

Supported class/entity members in report composer
Write Report Composer templates for attribute and operation of class, and column of entity.

Show image and its header on same page in exported PDF
To ensure that the header and image are shown in the same page in PDF report exported from Report Composer, users can edit the template that shows the image by adding the attribute keepWithPreviousInPDF="true" in the ElementImage element.

Map byte[] to blob
For users who are using a database that supports the datatype blob, it is now possible to map a byte[] attribute into a blob column when synchronizing class diagram to ERD.

About Visual Paradigm International
Visual Paradigm International is a leading provider of software solutions that enable organizations to develop quality applications faster, better and cheaper. Visual Paradigm is dedicated to continually developing and delivering software, services and partnerships to help customers accurately transform their system requirements into high-quality software solutions, all with minimum risk and maximum return on investment.

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