Visual Paradigm Modeler Edition (shortly known as VP-UML ME) is a straightforward and practical UML modeler specially intended for software development teams that need to create professional UML diagrams and produce software specification through HTML and PDF reporting.

Considering the main purpose for which the application was designed, Visual Paradigm Modeler Edition is geared towards users who need to analyze system requirements by drawing proper diagrams and design databases quickly with professional ERD (Entity-Relationship diagram). This way, you and your team can enjoy easy modeling without developing diagrams from scratch.

Before using the application, you need to specify the workspace where all your configurations and projects will be saved. Then, start creating your own UML diagrams by personalizing them with your business data.

The left panel allows you to choose the type of diagram you want to create. From the right-click menu you are able to start creating a new class diagram and export the existing one to XML format or as image.

After specifying the diagram’s name, you can simply drag and drop objects from the left section, which appears each time you open a new class diagram. Association classes, models, connectors or packages are amongst the few objects that can be added inside your diagrams, but this mostly depends on the diagram’s model.

For instance, when you want to create a new Entity Relationship Diagram, you are most likely to use classes and the proper associations between them, so actors and other objects are useless for these kinds of UML diagrams.

The ‘Code Engineering’ feature enables you to keep system design and implementation synchronized. Irrespective of which programming language you choose to work with, you are able to generate .NET, C++ or C# scripts from UML class diagrams and insert them into your code.

Another feature that makes the application to stand out is called ‘IDE Integration’. Because it is able to create all kinds of UML diagrams, Visual Paradigm for UML Modeler Edition supports extensive use case management, SySML requirement diagram and database design (with ERD).

Using the ‘IDE Integration’ option, you can plan, design and develop your software without having to switch back and forth between the UML modeler and the IDE windows.

Writing SQL statements is not a simple task, not to mention writing them so they can work across different databases. Simply choose the platform you are interested in, such as Eclipse, NetBeans or IntelliJ IDEA and start creating your scripts effortlessly.

To wrap it up, Visual Paradigm Modeler Edition proves to be a steady solution and supports your modeling needs for creating, analyzing and validating UML diagrams while generating scripts and collaborating with your colleagues.