In version 12.0, Visual Paradigm has introduced a new user interface, Sleek User Interface. A suite of new tools have been introduced to improve the modeling efficiency as well as the diagram editing spaces have been increased for users’ convenience to edit their designs. In the following, we will teach you how to switch from Classic User Interface to Sleek User Interface, so that you can enjoy the new features in the new user interface. In case some users would like to switch back to Classic Interface, we will also show you how to switch from Sleek User Interface to Classic User Interface. Read the rest of this entry »
In the past, the keyboards on Mac share similar layout as the standard PC keyboard which have both backspace and delete buttons. But since it has changed to a compact keyboard (without number pad), a single delete button is used to serve both delete and backspace functions. Starting from Visual Paradigm version 12.0 (build 20141226bu), new users will automatically have the delete button for deleting objects in their diagrams as well as backspace while editing of the textual content of the model element. For existing users, the delete function is bound with the tradition delete key, which no longer exists on the keyboard. This causes the new delete button (previously was the backspace key) cannot be used to delete objects in diagram. To solve this, user can manually bind the delete functions back to the new delete button. In this article we will show you how it works. Read the rest of this entry »
How to turn off the column datatype in ERD? December 24, 2014
In an ERD, when you represent the columns that exist in entities, you might only want to show their names but not any other property like their types since datatype is usually not required in early communication of data structure but is only required when implementing a database. In order to simplify an ERD and to avoid giving wrong information, you can hide the datatype, so that only the column names are left. For your convenience, Visual Paradigm supports hiding the datatype of columns, please follow the simple steps below. Read the rest of this entry »
How to Reassign Single Seat License to new Licensee December 23, 2014
The Visual Paradigm Single Seat License is a kind of named user license that can be used by a single named user. However, in corporate environment, it is unavoidable that the license may need to reassign to different user, i.e. the original user is being assigned to different task which no longer needs the software or he has simply left the company, in this case, you can deactivate the license from the previous user and reassign it to a new user. In this article, you will learn how to deactivate a license and reassign it to a new user. Read the rest of this entry »
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How to run Visual Paradigm in Polish? December 22, 2014
If your first language is Polish, you might find it more convenient to use a Polish User Interface instead of English which is in default. So that, you can understand the commands more easily and to perform the desired actions faster. Actually, Visual Paradigm supports the capability to allow users to switch to other languages where Polish is one of them. In the following, we will show you the way to switch your User Interface into Polish. Please follow the simple steps below. Read the rest of this entry »
Solving SQL Server Connection Problem December 4, 2014
Upon database modeling with Visual Paradigm, you always need to connect to the database server to perform generation of your database and reverse engineering of your ER model. However, you may encounter problem in connecting to the Microsoft SQL Server, which is a great obstruction to your modeling. In this article, we will provide ways to help you to check whether your configurations for connecting to SQL Server are correct.
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How to migrate reference projects to VPository November 12, 2014
It is often that you have quite a number of models being reused across projects. Duplicating those models across projects would lead to a management nightmare in which you will need to update all those models on all projects when you need to make changes on it. By creating reference projects in Visual Paradigm Standard Edition, you can define those model elements as a global project, which can be reused by other projects. The reference project not only works locally on your machine, but also works in team collaboration environment where it can be shared across teammates. In this article we will teach you how to migrate your local working projects as well as your referenced projects into VPository environment. Read the rest of this entry »
How to upgrade VP Server on stock Tomcat October 24, 2014
VP Server is an integrated server providing the facilities including Teamwork operation support, Hosting of floating license as well as Centralized update server. The default VP Server package bundled with a web server where you can bring it up by simply download, unpack and run. The default package also allow user to have a seamless server upgrade, by simply upload a webapp package to server and let the server do the rest. In some situation user would prefer to run VP Server on his own Java application server, i.e. already have a Tomcat for other services in the company. With this setup the procedures for upgrade VP Server will be a bit difference. This article will teach you the procedures to update your VP Server which is being deployed to a stock Tomcat. Read the rest of this entry »