Visual Paradigm for UML
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|Developer(s)||Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education|
14.0 / January 21, 2017 
|License||Proprietary with Free Community Edition|
Visual Paradigm (VP-UML) is a UML CASE Tool supporting UML 2, SysML and Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) from the Object Management Group (OMG). In addition to modeling support, it provides report generation and code engineering capabilities including code generation. It can reverse engineer diagrams from code, and provide round-trip engineering for various programming languages.
Higher-priced editions provide more features.
The following editions were available in November 2010:
- Community Edition
- A free edition for non-commercial use. Supports all 13 UML diagram types. For projects with one diagram only, exported diagram contains small watermark, if it has more diagrams, a full watermark is placed instead.
- Personal Edition
- For non-commercial use only.
- Modeler Edition
- Standard Edition
- Professional Edition
- Enterprise Edition
- Supports BPMN 2.0 for modeling of business processes.
VP-UML supports 13 types of diagrams:
- Class diagram
- Use case diagram
- Sequence diagram
- Communication diagram
- State machine diagram
- Activity diagram
- Component diagram
- Deployment diagram
- Package diagram
- Object diagram
- Composite structure diagram
- Timing diagram
- Interaction overview diagram
VP supports requirements management including user stories, use cases, SysML requirement diagrams and textual analysis.
A SysML requirement diagram specifies the capability or condition that must be delivered in the target system. Capability refers to the functions that the system must support. Condition means that the system should be able to run or produce the result given a specific constraint. VP-UML provides a SysML requirement diagram for specifying and analyzing requirements.
Business Process Modeling
VP-UML supports both Entity Relationship Diagrams (ERD) and Object Relational Mapping Diagrams (ORMD). ERD is used to model the relational database. ORMD is one of the tools to show the mapping between class from object-oriented world and entity in relational database world.