UML Designer Alternatives

    UML Designer is described as 'provides a set of common diagrams to work with UML 2.5 models. The intent is to provide an easy way to make the transition from UML to domain specific modeling' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to UML Designer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Eclipse and Android. The best alternative is PlantUML, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like UML Designer are Visual Paradigm (Paid), Umbrello (Free, Open Source), StarUML (Paid) and Papyrus UML (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 26, 2019

    1. PlantUML is an open-source tool that uses simple textual descriptions to draw UML diagrams. The generator can be run anywhere within JVM and integrated with various application such as wiki, text editor, IDE, programming language, documentation generator, and others.
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    2. Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) is a UML design tool and UML CASE tool designed to aid software development. VP-UML supports key modeling standards such as Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.4, SysML, ERD, DFD, BPMN 2.0, ArchiMate 2.0, etc.
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      Umbrello is a Unified Modelling Language (UML) modelling tool and code generator. It can create diagrams of software and other systems in the industry-standard UML format, and can also generate code from UML diagrams in a variety of programming languages.
    3. StarUML is a program to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform.
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      Graphical modelling open source UML2 tool based on Eclipse environment.
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    4. 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.
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      Modelio is an open source modeling tool supporting natively UML, BPMN and model exchange with XMI. It allows to draw all UML2 diagrams and specific diagrams for business process modeling. It is easy and powerful with the capacity to add new functionalities to the application.
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    5. High performance and scalable visual modeling tool for the planning, design and construction of business architectures, software and systems. With customers based in all industries, Sparx Systems is a leading vendor of innovative modeling solutions.
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    6. Clickcharts flowchart software allows for easy drawing of diagrams and flowcharts to provide a way of organising and displaying data. Lay out your ideas, organisation and processes or create UML, Venn or mind map diagrams with this flow diagram maker.
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    7. WhiteStarUML is a fork of StarUML with an intent to revive its Delphi code base by updating code to recent Delphi editions, reducing dependence on third party components and fixing bugs and adding new features.
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