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Comparing UML Tools
Why choose Visual Paradigm for UML rather than Argo UML?

    Visual Paradigm for UML (Free Version Available)
    Visual Paradigm for the Unified Modeling Language (VP-UML) is a UML CASE tool. The tool is designed for a wide range of users, including Software Engineers, System Analysts, Business Analysts, System Architects alike, who are interested in building large scale software systems reliably through the use of the Object-Oriented approach. VP-UML supports the latest standards of Java and UML notations and provides the industry's full round-trip code generation and code reverse engineering support for Java. In addition, VP-UML is integrated with Eclipse, Borland® JBuilder and NetBeans IDE to support the implementation phase of software development. The transitions from analysis to design and then to implementation are seamlessly integrated within the CASE tool, thus significantly reducing efforts in all stages of the software development life cycle. [details]
    ArgoUML (Free, Open Source)
    ArgoUML is a modelling tool that helps you do your design using UML.
- Click and Go! with JavaWebStart
- Platform Independent: Java 1.3+
- Standard UML 1.3 Meta-Model
- 8 out of 9 Diagrams supported
- XMI-Support
- Export Diagrams as GIF, PS, EPS, PGML and SVG
- Internationalization EN, DE, ES, RU, FR
- Advanced diagram editing and Zoom
- OCL Support
- Forward Engineering
- Reverse Engineering / Jar/classfile Import
- Cognitive Support
   - Reflection-in-action
      - Design Critics
      - Corrective Automations (partially implemented)
      - "To Do" List
      - User model (partially implemented)
   - Opportunistic Design
      - "To Do" List
   - Comprehension and Problem Solving
      - Explorer Perspectives
      - Multiple, Overlapping Views
      - Alternative Design Representations: Graphs, Text, or Table [others]
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