Setup VP Server with SQL Server July 3, 2015

VP Server is a server application which included the Teamwork Server, Floating License Server and Update Server. Instead of setup these server applications one by one; they can be setup via the single VP Server package. VP Server using database for storing the settings and configurations, such as teamwork user account, history for check-in & check-out of project files, floating license status, etc. You can setup VP Server with an embedded database, or using some popular DBMS such as Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. This article will teach you how to setup a Microsoft SQL Server database for the VP Server. We will use the Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Express Edition to demonstrate how it works. Read the rest of this entry »

Using Business Key in ERD July 2, 2015

In database design, instead of using primary key we may also use various business keys (also known as alternate key) to unique identify records. The use of business key give you different perspective on identify records from your database tables. In Visual Paradigm you can use these business key to establish relationships with other entities. In this article we will show you how to make use of the business key to relating entities. Read the rest of this entry »

Using “Favorite” Folder in File Chooser June 30, 2015

To increase the efficiency of modeling, you may have a specific folder in your machine to store relevant materials, such as documentations and projects, so that you can easily pick up what you need. In consideration of this, our file/directory choosers allows you to add those folders favorite. Once you add a folder as favorite, you can revisit the folder by clicking on the favorite link whenever you want to pick up the materials inside.

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How to enter shape name in multiple lines?

Sometimes, you may want to give a shape a long name. If the name is so long that it reaches the shape border, it will automatically wrapped. If you dislike the auto wrapping behavior, you can add line breaks to appropriate position yourself. In this article you will learn how to add a line break when editing a shape’s name inline.

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Output model elements in tabular form with Doc. Composer June 25, 2015

Doc. Composer comes with a set of built-in element templates written in XML, and you can also create and edit your own templates. In this article we will show you how to create a template to list out all the use cases in your project, by modifying from one of the default bundled template.

Suppose the project we working on already have use case diagrams plus some use cases, to output all use cases in a single table with Doc. Composer: Read the rest of this entry »

Migrate Projects from CVS, Subversion, Perforce and ClearCase into Teamwork Server May 29, 2015

Visual Paradigm‘s Teamwork Server is designed specifically for perform team collaboration development with Visual Paradigm modeling client. It capable in doing everything you can do with CVS, Subversion, Perforce and ClearCase, plus some exclusive features like task management, online design sharing and comments sharing. You can migrate your teamwork projects from CVS, Subversion, Perforce and ClearCase into Visual Paradigm’s Teamwork Server, including all the revisions and modification histories, and this article will show you how to do the migration. Read the rest of this entry »

How to update VP Server May 28, 2015

VP Server is an integrated server providing the facilities including Teamwork operation support, Hosting of floating license and Centralized update server. Upgrade VP Server to new build, or even new version is extremely easy and can be done in few clicks. This article will teach you how to update your VP Server using the build-in update feature. Read the rest of this entry »

How to switch the default paste behavior to Paste as Model? May 26, 2015

Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V are possibly the hotkeys you use most in Visual Paradigm. You press Ctrl-C to copy shapes, and press Ctrl-V to paste the copied shapes to the active diagram. There are two ways of pasting – Paste as View and Paste as Model. While the default paste behavior triggered by Ctrl-V is to Paste as View, you can optionally change to Paste as Model. We will show you how it works in this article.

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Where are the element templates in VP 12.1?

“Where are the element templates gone?”, is a question being asked frequently by users who have recently upgraded to Visual Paradigm 12.1, and discovered that the XML template files to use in developing document are no longer exist. So where are the element templates gone?

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Output models in tabular form with HTML/PDF/MS Word documentation generator May 22, 2015

The documentation generator in Visual Paradigm allow you to output you models into various format, including HTML, PDF and MS Word. By using customized template you can output the details of the model elements in tabular form. In this article we will show you how it works. Read the rest of this entry »