How to create calculated column in ERD

The calculated column in database (also call generated column in some databases) allow users to define an expression for calculating values by using data from other columns. This saving user effort to obtain the values in desired form by let the DBMS handling it. In Visual Paradigm you can define the expression for calculated column by using the User Type. To create calculated column: Read more

Visual Paradigm not launching on Mac OS X Sierra

This probably caused by you have downloaded the InstallFree package instead of the software installer. The Visual Paradigm InstallFree package is specific for the compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 or prior release. Please download the DMG package of Visual Paradigm for running on Mac OS X Sierra. To download and install from the DMG package: Read more

Why the deleted teamwork project still showing in my Visual Paradigm?

A project has already deleted in Teamwork Server, but it still showing in my Visual Paradigm

The project already removed in server but still showing in VP client

The project already removed in server but still showing in VP client

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Create Grid Diagram using Open API

tomcat-thumbVisual Paradigm allows you to create the Grid Diagram for listing model elements in tabular form, structuring them into a table with elements as rows and properties as columns. The Grid Diagram can either be manipulated directly from the GUI, or through the use of the Open API. This article shows you how to develop a plugin yourself for creating a grid diagram. Use case models will be used for creating the grid diagram in this example as following: Read more

Updating your Visual Paradigm software on Mac

Starting from version 13.2 Visual Paradigm had improved the installer for Mac platform and now support installing the software by drag & drop the App into Applications folder.

Visual Paradigm installed by drag & drop into Applications folder

Visual Paradigm installed by drag & drop into Applications folder

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Why my Doc. Field not showing in Doc. Composer?

All properties of the document are shown below. You can see that the Doc. Fields are defined correctly, but why Doc. Composer still had invalid warning message?

Doc. Field not being recognized in Doc. Composer

Doc. Field not being recognized in Doc. Composer

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How to Deploy Plugins to VP Products

tomcat-thumbOpen API is an extension mechanism provided by Visual Paradigm for extending the functionalities of the client software. The Open API is in Java based, which allows you to have full access to the model data in your project file. By using Open API, you can create your own plugin to implement some customized features.

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Solution to Installation Failure on Linux

When you fail to install your application on Linux, it is because the installer you downloaded doesn’t fit with your OS. For instance, you are using 64 bits Linux, but you installed 32 bits installer. You will probably see the following screenshot that shows you fail to install the application:

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How to Perform Silent Installation on Visual Paradigm

tomcat-thumbVisual Paradigm can be installed via Visual Paradigm’s installer in few clicks. But in some situation, say bulk installation, you may not want to install the software one by one through the installer.  In this case you can use the silent install mechanism to install the software automatically. This article will teach you how to perform silent installation of Visual Paradigm. Read more

Manipulate the nickname of a diagram and model element using Open API

tomcat-thumbYou might need to create diagrams in multilingual for different team members around the globe. Instead of maintaining multiple set of diagrams of the same models for several languages, the nickname feature in Visual Paradigm enables you to define multiple languages for a single set of diagrams, allowing you to switch between different languages in just a matter of a few clicks. The nickname can be manipulated directly from the GUI, or through the use of the Open API. This article shows you how develop a plugin yourself by swapping the original name of the diagram and model element with the current selected nickname. Read more