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  • From: "Bruc Liong" <>
  • To: "Dave Donnelly" <>, "Signet Dev" <>, "Grouper Dev" <>
  • Subject: RE: [grouper-dev] UML Tools Survey
  • Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2007 09:40:47 +1000

More tools....

MagicDraw UML (
works great on windows/linux (we have license)

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
very nice one

Comments: both on par of Rational or TogetherJ in functionalities, but price
is a lot more attractive


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Donnelly
> [mailto:]
> Sent: Saturday, 31 March 2007 3:00 AM
> To: Signet Dev; Grouper Dev
> Subject: [grouper-dev] UML Tools Survey
> I conducting an informal survey about which UML tools people
> are using and some indication of suitability.
> I am currently using Jude-Community from Change Vision
> ( On a
> scale of A to F, I would give it a C+. It's easy to use but
> does not support round-trip engineering. Also the print
> capability is rather limited. However, the free version does
> most of the things I require.
> Other tools I have used:
> Rational Rose from IBM
> link:
> grade (A-F): A
> comments: Excellent UML tool if you can afford it. The last
> time I used it was about 5 years ago.
> EclipseUML from Omondo
> link:
> grade: B- and falling
> comments: Nice integration with Eclipse IDE (I use Eclipse).
> Stopped using it because as new free versions were released,
> they started removing more and more functionality. Also,
> EclipseUML was _very_ sensitive to versions of other Eclipse
> plugins making it difficult to upgrade either. The last time
> I used it was about 2 years ago.
> TogetherJ from Borland
> link:
> grade: (not enough experience with the product)
> comments: I used this briefly about 4 years ago. It seems to
> be on par with Rational Rose in functionality and price.
> ArgoUml
> link:
> grade: (see comments)
> comments: I could not get ArgoUML to run reliably on either
> of 2 computers. Not only did it crash, it required a
> power-down/reboot to recover (and just to set the record
> straight, this occurred on both Windows and Linux). Used it
> about 4 years ago.
> Poseidon from Gentleware
> link:
> grade: C+
> comments: This is a commercial product based on ArgoUML but a
> free version is available. Not as buggy as ArgoUML.
> Round-trip engineering is supported using comment blocks.
> This can cause problems if you use other development tools
> (e.g. Eclipse's Java comment generation tool).

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