Visual Paradigm 11.2 Released!

Visual Paradigm International, a leading provider of visual modeling software, today announced the release of Version 11.2 of their software design product, Visual Paradigm.
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Aug. 18, 2014 - PRLog -- Visual Paradigm supports software design with modeling languages like UML, SysML, BPMN, ERD, DFD, etc. It also comes with code engineering, database engineering, hibernate, wireframe, etc. Version 11.2 of Visual Paradigm introduces 10 major new features, along with more than 25 smaller features and enhancements. The following lists out a summary of new and enhanced features.

[Identify use cases with Use Case Statements]
Provides an effective way in finding out use cases. It separates problem space and solution space. It also provides a user point of view in determining the problem to be addressed, keeping the whole team focused on users’ real needs

[Write user stories]
As an integral part of many agile development processes, user stories offer a quick way in recording user requirements, without having to write any detailed requirement documents.

[Manage user stories in use case basis]
Store user stories in use cases to ensure that the requirements are all within the system scope.

[User story scenario editor]
Make use of the conversation notes to form a standard user story scenario that describes the interactions between user and system

[Sprint management]
Customer team and development team work collaboratively to select the user stories to be included in the sprint, with a reasonable sprint duration.

[Alignment guide for accurate and precise positioning of shapes]
When dragging shapes, alignment guide lines appear so you can position shapes in alignment with others.

[Duplicate task in Tasifier]
Save time and ensure the consistence of tasks by creating tasks with the “Duplicate Task” feature.

[Plan tasks with working days considered]
See the working days and holiday in due date picker. This ensure tasks to be planned accurately.

[Report members' workload]
Measure the workload and capability of your team with the help of the reporting tools.

[From user story to development activities]
Create Task Pools from user stories to facilitate the management of development activities.

[Business rule filters in decision table]
Set filters down the conditions and actions column to find the rule(s) that match certain condition(s) and/or action(s).

[Improved print result for Textual Analysis content]
Previously, when printing a zoomed Textual Analysis (via Print window), there will be redundant space around the text. Now, it's improved to fit the text content according to the zoom ratio selected.

[Supported package/model/subsystem caption wrap]
Allowed wrapping of package, model and subsystem name.

[Supported showing component as class shape]
Allowed presenting UML component as class shape.

[Considered non-selectable parent shapes for sweeper and magnet]
When using sweeper or magnet, the size of parent shape, if any, will be updated to make sure the sweeping shapes are all remain containing by the parent, even though the parent is set to be non-selectable.

[Supported DataType and PrimitiveType shape]
You can now draw DataType and PrimitiveType as shapes.

[Supported importing .vsdx Visio file]
Import Visio file into Visual Paradigm and continue modeling. We now support .vsdx Visio file format.

[Automatically prompt for updating project from server when there are available updates]
When your teammate has committed his/her work to the server, you will be informed for getting the updates through updating.

[Supported LDAP authentication with permissions configured in VP Server]
Instead of having permissions configured at LDAP side, we now support LDAP authentication with permissions configured in VP Server.

[Supported Full Text Index for MySQL]
You can now define Full Text Index in model and have it generated to MySQL database/DDL.

[Allowed specifying sample data in conceptual and logical ERD]
Setting of sample data was supported in physical ERD. In Visual Paradigm 11.2 it has been extended to support conceptual ERD and logical ERD.

[Supported accessing referenced project's logical view]
You can now read the referenced project's logical view.

[Supported opening animation from Project Publisher outcome]
Project publisher can now publish the animations added in project, which means, in the published content you can click to play a business process as animation.

[Supported publishing Zachman Framework in Project Publisher]
Project publisher can now publish Zachman Framework.

[Considered if-then-else and looping in playing wireframe]
You can add wireframes to use case scenario, and play the wireframes steps by steps, following the sequence specified in the scenario. In version 11.2, the flow of wireframe is enhanced to consider the if-then-else and looping added to the scenario.

[Supported hiding table header in wireframe table (desktop and web wireframe)]
Hide or show the table header for wireframe tables.

[Supported font selection for wireframe elements]
Select the font your like for every wireframe elements.

[Supported analyzing element in sub-analysis diagram]
Analyze a model element in detail with a sub-analysis diagram.

[Supported "Post and assign to" in Tasifier]
Immediately post a reply in Tasifier, and assign it to the team member who assigned the task to you previously.

[Indicating abnormal Task Pool status in Tasifier]
Abnormal pool status like empty pool is detected and reported as a tiny warning symbol near the name of task pool, in the Left Pane.

[Supported clicking on tag in task details to open tag]
Open the tag page directly by clicking on the tag that appear in the task details page. You can obtain a list of tagged tasks in the tag page.

[Supported moving tasks to a Task Pool via dragging and dropping to that Task Pool in Left Pane]
Move a task to another task pool easily by dragging a task to the name of task pool, in the Left Pane.

[Supported task assignment via dragging and dropping in member pane]
Assign task to a member quickly by dragging a task to the member logo, in the Left Pane.

[Supported "Move to To do (Top)" and "Move to Top" in Task Pane]
Immediately move a task to the To do list. Just move your mouse pointer to the beginning of the target task, click on the purple dot and select Move to To Do.

[Supported multiple task selection in Tasifier]
Select multiple tasks to perform mass operation. Multiple task selection can be made by pressing Ctrl-Click or Shift-Click.

[Automatically highlight glossary terms in Decision Table]
Glossary terms are important keywords related to the project scope. In version 11.2, these keywords are highlighted in the actions and conditions of decision table.

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