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    Open Source Visual Paradigm Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Visual Paradigm is diagrams.net. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Visual Paradigm and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Visual Paradigm are Dia (Free, Open Source), PlantUML (Free, Open Source), Umbrello (Free, Open Source) and UMLet (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 24, 2021

    1. diagrams.net (previously draw.io) is a free online diagram drawing application for workflow, BPM, org charts, UML, ER, network diagrams. No login or registration are required and features include the ability to save locally (including SVG), a range of stencils, .
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      Most users think diagrams.net is a great alternative to Visual Paradigm.
      It can't visualize source code structure like Visual Paradigm.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Dia is a GTK+ based diagram creation program for Linux, Unix, Mac OS X and Windows released under the GPL license.
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      Some users think Dia is a great alternative to Visual Paradigm, some don't.


    2. 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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      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. 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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      • Eclipse
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • Eclipse
      Graphical modelling open source UML2 tool based on Eclipse environment.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      NClass is a free tool to easily create UML class diagrams with full C# and Java language support. The user interface is designed to be simple and user-friendly for easy and fast development.

      Discontinued

      Since 2010

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    4. Violet is a UML editor with these benefits: Very easy to learn and use. Draws nice-looking diagrams. Completely free. Cross-platform. Violet is intended for developers, students, teachers, and authors who need to produce simple UML diagrams quickly.
    5. 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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