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axon
03-14-2005, 08:05 PM
what UML software do you guys use, preferably free or opensource?

At school I use RationalRose, and it's great, but rather expensive; I want something nice and free for home use...I've recently downloaded argoUML, it is comepletely java based, and rather slow, also it doesn't have all the features I'm looking for.

Any suggestions?

Perspective
03-14-2005, 09:15 PM
For school i used an app called VisualUML.. but only the demo was free and it plastered your final images with "DEMO" over top of the diagram. I ended strategically laying out the entities so the plastered label didnt cover them, then photoshoping it out :)

anywho, that probably didnt help a whole lot. Now i use "dia" (a F/OSS app) but its strictly for drawing, it cant build models from code or generate code from models.

okinrus
03-15-2005, 02:47 AM
Visual UML and Rational Rose are kind of expensive. I use DOME. The interface doesn't use tabs and the UML version it supports is fairly old, but it's fairly stable and fast compared to the others. Along with this program, I print pictures of my diagrams out and then paste them into a word document with table of contents.

Salem
03-15-2005, 11:44 AM
I've considered this many times, but never used it "for real"
http://argouml.tigris.org/

Brain Cell
03-15-2005, 12:34 PM
I never dealt with UML. Is it worth learning?

axon
03-15-2005, 04:43 PM
I've considered this many times, but never used it "for real"
http://argouml.tigris.org/


have you read my op salem? ;) thats what I use at the moment too, but it is not the best.

axon
03-15-2005, 04:43 PM
I never dealt with UML. Is it worth learning?


yes! if you ever want a job as a software engineer you'll need to know how to at least read UML diagrams.

okinrus
03-15-2005, 04:58 PM
axon, try DOME http://www.htc.honeywell.com/dome/
I've had a lot of problems both using arguml and poseidon. They crash too often and are too slow. DOME, however, is faster and more stable and if you save your documents into a word document you can get by the clunky DOME smalltalk interface. Also, while it's not obvious from the GUI, you can turn an association into a composition and aggregation relationship and change the navigable end. To do this you right click on the multiplicity.

BuezaWebDev
03-25-2005, 06:06 AM
Microsoft Visio!

Works like a charm--also very easy to understand.

axon
03-25-2005, 12:21 PM
Microsoft Visio!

Works like a charm--also very easy to understand.

if you would read the entire post, you would find out I am looking for free software....but with that said, I do have Visio available to me for free from school, and actually have used it for this project :)

BuezaWebDev
03-26-2005, 02:48 AM
Visio is free ;) If you get what I mean.

Thantos
03-26-2005, 07:08 PM
if you would read the entire post, you would find out I am looking for free software....but with that said, I do have Visio available to me for free from school, and actually have used it for this project :)

That reminds me I got Visio for like 5 bucks and I still haven't installed it yet

axon
03-26-2005, 09:34 PM
Visio is free ;) If you get what I mean.


I know what you mean, and we don't support piracy here at cboard...make sure you erad the rules again.

BuezaWebDev
03-28-2005, 11:07 PM
Ah man--this is what I get for joking around. What's sad is people didn't think it was a joke even when I made sure it would look like a joke--> I put a ;) smiley.

Thantos
03-28-2005, 11:12 PM
Putting a smiley doesn't make it a joke.
It just makes you look like an AoL'r ;)

jverkoey
03-28-2005, 11:21 PM
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prog-bman
03-28-2005, 11:35 PM
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