Entries by Visual Paradigm Team

Progressively Develop Conceptual, Logical and Physical ERDs

Entity-Relationship Diagrams (ERDs) come in 3 types in general. They describe data models on 3 levels of abstraction – conceptual, logical and physical, ranging from high-level ideas to details required for implementation. With Visual Paradigm, you can systematically and easily progress through these stages of development in data modeling. Far from a copy & paste […]

Organize Data Models under Use Cases

In helping you organize your modeling project, use cases can act as generic containers for all software development artifacts. Development teams can group and locate design artifacts by navigating use cases. In this tutorial we are going to show you how to create a new data model (i.e. entity relationship diagram) and associate that with […]

How to Synchronize Requirements to A³ Platform

A3 Platform had been discontinued. Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) is designed to help you focus on your modeling work. So it purposely doesn’t overwhelm you with any information unnecessary in an immediate sense. To help you project manage your software development life cycle (SDLC), Visual Paradigm offers another product called A³ Platform to do […]

How to Model Gates in UML Sequence Diagrams

To pass a message between two sequence diagrams in UML modeling, we can make use of gates. Through modeling gates, we could relate the message outside an interaction fragment with message inside another interaction fragment. Graphically a gate, with an arrowed line, connects to the sequence diagram’s frame edge with one end and the other […]

How to Import Microsoft Visio Stencils

When drawing UML diagrams (e.g. use case diagram), sometimes you might find yourself in a place where you could use other non-UML shapes, in order to explain the concept better. That’s why we made a collection of predefined stencils available for you. You can even import stencils from Microsoft Visio. This tutorial will show you […]