declarative UML modeling tool?
I'm looking for a free/open source tool to create uml diagrams. What I want is that I create a textfile and the tool will transform it into a picture. The tool should decide where to put the boxes and stuff in such a way that not too many lines cross each other, if you know what I mean. The only "declarative uml tool" that I have found is UmlGraph, but it is written in the wrong way so that I cannot compile it (see another topic).
I am using suse linux. The syntax does not matter very much. So for example, if the syntax is some xml, i would write for example
And then the tool should create a png picture with the diagram.
<var type="int" name="id"></var>
<var type="String" name="name"></var>
<relation type="parent" name="has">
<parent ref="superclass" />
<child ref="subclass" />
Last edited by alberthendriks; July 7th, 2005 at 07:22 AM.
One starting point may be to write your text file in XMI - a standard XML syntax for UML diagrams that should be readable (and writable) by many UML tools, including ArgoUML.
An alternative aproach is to use a text-driven drawing tool that is not UML specific, but can be used to draw a variety of diagrams, for example GraphVis.
July 12th, 2005, 09:27 AM
Thanks. I have chosen Graphviz and have so far submitted one report with a graph from it.
February 4th, 2010, 10:05 PM
VP Suite 4.1
Try VP Suite 4.1 is an excelent modeling tool
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