by Michael Thomas
UML Home Page
This web page lists some UML Tools. Remember things are ever
changing so this page may have broken links.
- Eclipse & UML Tools - there are many tools (some free) that
plugin to Eclipse. I've used EclipseUML by Omondo. I suggest
looking into UML Tools that run within Eclipse.
- OMG's UML Vendors - www.uml.org
- then click on "Vendor Directory".
- Wikipedia -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_UML_tools - list of UML Tools
- EclipseUML (Omondo - The Live UML Company)
- Rational Rose (was purchased by IBM), www.rational.com
- ~$300/$2,208. The original developers of the UML--Grady Booch, James Rumbaugh, and
www.pparadise.com - Programmers Paradise sells
- VisualAge Smalltalk UML Designer by IBM - You
can generate VisualAge Smalltalk and Java source code for use in the
VisualAge for Java development environment. http://www.software.ibm.com/ad/smalltalk/about/umldfact.html
- Evaluation copy available. Enables you to
generate code (forward engineering) from your requirements and design models.
Also has reverse engineering of Smalltalk classes to UML.
- JUDE (UML Modeling Tool) -
- JUDE/Community is a free version - It supports basic UML
diagrams and import Java source codes and generate Java skeleton codes.
- JUDE/Professional is a product version - It is a unique UML
modeling tool which supports object-oriented software design in Java(TM)
combined with Mind Map. It enables to convert Mind Map to UML models and
- Violet (free under GNU) - UML editor. For
student, teachers, and authors wanting to create simple UML diagrams.
- by Cay Horstmann
- Free (GNU General Public License), cross platform
- Draws: class, sequence, and state diagrams
- UMLet - Free UML Tool for Fast UML Diagrams
- www.umlet.com - UMLet is an
open-source UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast,
export diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using
Eclipse, and create new, custom UML elements.
UMLet runs stand-alone or as Eclipse plug-in on Windows, OS X and Linux
- Argo/UML (free version available)
- http://argouml.tigris.org -
Tigris - open source tools organization. This is a UML tool for Java in
Java. Open source Java. (Free Version
available.) The goal is to take this product and create an open
source CASE tool.
University of California, Irvine Argo/UML. Free Version for
those learning UML.
- ver ArgoUML Version 0.8.1 Built on October 13th 2000 - Hangs (java.exe
takes 99% of CPU) frequently & has corrupted the XML files,
therefore loosing all data.
- ProxyDesigner by ProxySource (Freeware)
- ProxyDesigner is a free PC-based, graphical software design tool. ProxyDesigner allows software developers to graphically design software
systems using UML and share those designs with other developers in the ProxySource community.
- Rhapsody Modeler (free version available)
Quote from their web site, "Rhapsody
Modeler is the only free "industrial strength" product of its kind
that allows developers to quickly and easily take advantage of a graphical
analysis and design environment based on the Unified Modeling Language."
- Hat by Hoora & E2S
Hoora is an approach to using UML.
http://www.hoora.org/hoora_example.htm - Illustrates the steps to be
carried out in a UML based software modeling project (like a tutorial for
the process). Screen dumps come from the UML tool HAT (trail version
available). ~$800 per seat + 15% maintenance agreement which includes
support and free upgrades.
- iUML by Kennedy Carter, www.kc.com
- fully functional evaluation copy avaliable. iUML allows users to
construct, execute and generate code from UML models. Runs on Windows and
- Visual UML by Visual Object Modeler, www.visualobject.com - $325. There are also
trial versions available. Can be run as an add-in to VB. www.provantage.com - sells this product.
- Object Domain by Object Domain Systems $495/995. www.objectdomain.com - evaluation copy avaliable.
ObjectDomain 2.5 is an Object- Oriented modeling tool based on UML and developed in
JavaTMproviding a scalable, platform independent, user extendable CASE tool.
by Object International - www.togetherj.com
- The platform-independent UML solution that delivers simultaneous round-trip engineering
(Used to be called the COAD Tool by Peter Coad.)
- GDPro, by Advanced Software Technologies, Inc. http://www.advancedsw.com, UML, reverse
- Select Enterprise by Select Software Tools - www.selectst.com or www.princetonsoftech.com - version 6.0e is UML 1.2
- System Architect by Popkin Software.
www.popkin.com - Trial version available.
Extensive business process modeling, world-class UML-based object modeling, market proven
data modeling and unrivaled structured analysis and design are all combined in a single,
- BridgePoint by Project Technology. www.projtech.com - has a evaluation copy.
- Pragmatica - www.pragsoft.com
OO Case Tool for windows. UML standard notations.
- ObjectStream by ObjectStream - http://www.objectstream.com . Reverse
engineer your SNMP MIBs and GDMO documents into Rational Rose UML
- Headway Software -
www.headwaysoftware.com - Their
quote says "Headway uses advanced reverse engineering
and static analysis techniques to create one of
the most powerful code comprehension, code review, software metrics and UML
visualization tools for Architects and Team Leads, with support for Ada, C,
C++ and Java."
UML Tutorials, Slides, Whitepages
- www.rational.com - I found the following quote on
a discussion board: "www.rational.com can be contacted and they will sent out a FREE
Inside the Uml tutorial CD that has a full working copy of Rational Rose which is a visual
design environment using UML, complete with code generator to java or C++ (egads). There
are avi clips that walk you through the use of RR and a chance to write your own UML as
part of the tutorial. It is a 30 day demo version of RR."
- Purchase CD-ROM training courses on Rational Rose.
- OO design process: Use cases, an introduction.
Great white paper on USE cases.
- The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual by James Rumbaugh, Ivar
Jacobson, Grady Booch (CD has Online version).
- Developing Software with UML (Object-Oriented Analysis and Design in
Practice) by Bernd Oestereich
- Building Web Applications with UML by Jim Conallen (pub: Wesley)
- UML in a Nutshell (A Desktop Quick Reference) by Sinan Si Alhir (pub:
- Possible Short Course (10 hrs):
- Description: Experience a hands-on approach to appling the
fundamentals of UML (Unified Modeling Language) to the object oriented
software development process by using ArgoUML to create the following
diagrams: Use Case, Class, Collaboration, Statechart, Activity,
and Deployment. UML has rapidly been accepted throughout the
software industry as the standard graphical language for specifying,
constructing, visualizing, and documenting software-intensive
systems. This course is a beginners overview of UML, designed for
all involved in the software development process (SME, PM, programmer,
- Book: UML in a Nutshell (A Desktop Quick Reference) by Sinan Si
Alhir (pub: O'Reilly) ISBN: 1-56592-448-7 ~$24.
- Syllabus Notes: Basically a walkthrough of UML, using the
ArgoUML tool, of Ch4-UML Tutorial (Use Case, Class, Collaboration,
Statechart, Activity, and Deployment Diagrams. Also reference to:
Object, Sequence, and Component Diagrams). Will include brief
references to Ch1-Introduction, Ch2-The Big Picture, Ch3-Object
Orientation, Ch4-UML Overview, Ch5-Diagraming.
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