Setting up Floating License and License server

coverFloating license enables users to share the Visual Paradigm concurrently based on the limit of concurrent access specified on the floating license. In order to access the floating license, you need to install the VP  Server and enable its Floating License Server Module in your Local Area Network in advance. This article will demonstrate how to download, install and configure VP Server and enable the Floating License Server module.


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How to Run a Subscribed Visual Paradigm Product

tomcat-thumbVisual Paradigm’s product subscription plan allows users to rent and use Visual Paradigm on monthly basis. It was designed to help customers to save money while benefiting them  from the use of modeling tools in software development.

To subscribe to a Visual Paradigm product is really easy. Just visit the Visual Paradigm Store and then follow the steps there to proceed to purchasing. And upon the completion, you will be able to start using the subscribed product without having to wait until the payment is received and processed. In this article, you will learn how to run a subscribed Visual Paradigm product.

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How to ready Just-in-Time Work Items for your Personalized Local Server

tomcat-thumbThe Just-in-Time process in Visual Paradigm allows you to create customized enterprise architecture development/agile development process for your team. With the work items provided by Visual Paradigm you can freely add or remove the steps in each phrase of your process. The work items used by the process is accessible via the Teamwork Server, VPository or Personalized Local Server (new in v14.1 SP1). In this article we will show you how to make the work item ready in case your Personalized Local Server was unable to automatically download the work items for you.

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Generate Image Map for your diagram using Open API

Image map allow user to create hyperlink to specific part of an image in a HTML document. With Open API you can export your Visual Paradigm diagram into image file also generate HTML document with image map on it. This allow user click on the shape in diagram image and jump to the URL which you defined. In this article you will show you how to export diagram into image and generate image map for it. Read more

Understanding date time format of comment

When inserting comment to diagram/model element via Open API the date & time look different to those created from GUI.

Comment generated by Open API showing different date time format

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Running Floating License with VPository

VPository is a free cloud service for Visual Paradigm users to perform various team collaboration activities such as version control, change management, task management, agile requirement capturing, etc. In version 14.1 it further improved which now support hosting of floating license key. Now floating license users no longer need to setup their own floating license server. They can host their floating license using VPository for reduce their administration work. This also enable their license accessible from any place around the word without the needs of setup of any VPN or special tunnel. This article will show you how to configure your v14.1 VPository to host your floating license. Read more

Changing Order of Child Elements using Open API

tomcat-thumbThe Model Explorer is the place which showing entire model collection in your project as well as their structures. Visual Paradigm provide different ways for present the elements in Model Explore by using different sorting algorithms. But even the best sorting algorithms sometimes may not fit you need. In this case you may need to manually order the elements in the order you like. With Open API you can do this programmatically by creating a plugin. In this article we will show you how to change the order of child elements in the selected parent model element. Read more

Control background color of shape using Open API

tomcat-thumbWhen creating diagram sometimes you might want to have shapes showing different background color. To do this you can specify the background color of individual elements one by one. But instead of manually specify the background color shape by shape, you can also do this via Open API. In this article we will demonstrate how to control the background color setting of elements in your active diagram using Visual Paradigm Open API. Read more

Generate CRUD chart for DFD using Open API

tomcat-thumbCRUD (Create, Read, Update & Delete) are the four basic operations which being performed on data. When analyzing a system, relaying various activities and data together with a CRUD chart can help to understand the relationships between different activities, and how they being link together by the data. Visual Paradigm support creating CRUD chart for any model elements in the project. Besides manually create the CRUD chart you can also generate programmatically using Open API. In this article we will teach you how to generate CRUD chart using Open API. Read more