Setup VP Server System Service on MS Windows

By setup VP Server as system service it will automatically starts when the machine boots. This avoid the VP Server need to manually start by user before using it. In this article we will show you how to setup the VP Server as Windows system service.

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Output Element’s Layer Information using Doc. Composer

In Visual Paradigm you can put your diagram elements into different layers. This allows you to partition your diagram data into different levels and present them only when needed. Starting from version 16.1 build 20200630ax Visual Paradigm now support output element’s layer information into document. In this article we will teach you how to create custom template to output this information.

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Compatibility between VP Desktop and VP Online Diagrams

VP Online (formerly called VPository) is a cloud platform provided by Visual Paradigm. For user with VP Online license they can use web based diagram editor to create various diagrams. For user with VP Desktop license they can use VP Online as their project repository for team collaboration development. When VP Desktop user using VP Online as project repository some of the diagrams will be auto-synchronized between VP Desktop and VP Online, while some of them are accessible only in VP Desktop and will send to VP Online as a revision upon commit his work (change history). Read more

Unable to upgrade Visual Paradigm to new version

I do have a valid license but being prompted I’m not entitle to upgrade to newer version:

Visual Paradigm Update complain user not entitle to run new version

Visual Paradigm Update complain user not entitle to run new version

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Configure VP Server Update Module only provide update on specific build

tomcat-thumbVP Server providing the update server module which helps to host the product update. The update module will constantly check for update from Visual Paradigm’s download site.  By configure user’s Visual Paradigm client performing update via the update server, the colleagues are guarantee to be running the product on the same build. But for some company they want their colleague run on a fixed build rather than the latest one, you can then follow the procedure below to configure the update server only provide update on specific build number of Visual Paradigm. Read more

Output Use Case Scenario with Extension Point along with steps

Visual Paradigm’s Use Case Details editor allow users model every details of an use case, including discussion node, requirements, extra properties and flow of events. All these details can output to document using Doc. Composer. By default in use case flow of events the extension point will output in a separate list follow to the original flow. In this article we will show you how to output the extension point along with its associated step.

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Import VP Online diagrams to VP Desktop

VP Online is a cloud platform which allow users to perform modeling work simply using web browsers. For VP Desktop user they can also use VP Online as their project repository. This article will teach you how VP Desktop user can access to the diagrams they created in VP Online using web browsers.

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Cannot reference a project to itself

When trying to establish reference between projects it complains user is trying to establish reference to itself.

Try create project reference but complained reference to the project itself

Try create project reference but complained reference to the project itself

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Generate HAR file for troubleshooting VP Online issues

When troubleshooting issues sometimes Visual Paradigm Support Team will need user’s help to obtain additional information about network request that generated in your browser while problem occurs. In this article we will show you how to collect the network request from your browser. Bear in mind that the collected network request may contain sensitive data including the content of the pages you downloaded while recording cookies. This will allow anyone who got your network request data impersonate your account and all information that being submitted while recording of the network request.

To obtain network request:
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Specify default styles for text box in Doc. Composer

In Doc. Composer you can use the Text Box element to enter free text in your document. For each Text Box element you can highlight the text and use the Formatting button to specify its text style. But instead of specify the styles one by one, you can configure the default styles for the newly created Text Box.

Specify text style for Text Box element

Specify text style for Text Box element

To configure the default styles:

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