Query Model Element’s Relationships using ETL Table

On-Demand Model ETL (Extract, Transform & Load) is a facility which allow user to query on their model elements (extract), manipulate them (transform) and further visualize them in diagram (load). The ETL table not just allow you to perform query on a single level of models, but also support nested levels such as the contained or connected elements. In this article we will show you how to configure the ETL table to perform query on 3 levels of model elements.

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Data Visualization with Google Sheets

Visual Paradigm support visualize your data into various charts. This feature gives you valuable insights to your data. The data can be visualized by entering with the build-in spreadsheet tool, upload of Excel file, or directly link from Google Sheets. In this article we will show you how to feed in data to your chart by link to Google Sheets.

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Adjust maximum number of connector limit for layout the diagram

Layout of diagram is a resource intensive action. By default Visual Paradigm set the limit to handle maximum 300 connectors in single diagram when perform layout. If your diagram got more than 300 connectors then the following message will be shown when you try to perform layout.

Layout diagram hitting maximum number of connector limit

Layout diagram hitting maximum number of connector limit

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Split lifeline activation bar to model focus of control

In sequence diagram it is very common to use the activation bar to model the focus of control in runtime. In Visual Paradigm by default the activation bar of the lifeline will extend automatically along with its incoming and outgoing messages.

Sequence Diagram with activation bar on lifeline

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How to create delegation connector between interface and port in Component Diagram

In UML Component Diagram the linkage between external contact of a component and the realization of that behavior can be linked with the delegation connector. It represent to forward the event from the external contact to target via the specified port. In Visual Paradigm you can create delegation connector between interface (the behavior) and port in following way: Read more

How to generate work task from PERT Chart

PERT Chart is a popular project management tool used to schedule, organize and coordinate task within a project. The word PERT stands for Program Evaluation Review Technique, a methodology developed by the U.S. Navy in 1950s to manage the Polaris submarine missile program. In Visual Paradigm the PERT Chart is not a stand still diagram, it can generate into actual executable tasks and assign to team members to carry out the work. In this article you will learn how to generate executable tasks form PERT Chart. Read more

Create model element from textual analysis

Textual analysis is a tool for you to convert textual description of your system/problem into visual model elements. Starting from Visual Paradigm v14.2 SP1 you can create any type of model elements from textual analysis.Once you have the textual description of your system/problem entered to Textual Analysis editor: Read more

How to Show Up Existing Ports in Composite Structure Diagram

Composite Structure Diagram is a UML diagram specific for model the internal structure of a structured classifier or collaboration. Ports are often used to represent property of classifier that specifies a distinct interaction point between the classifier and its environment, or between the classifier and its internal parts. Same as a normal model elements in Visual Paradigm, the ports can be reused across diagram when reusing the parent classifier. In this article we will show you how to reuse the port of a classifier in different diagram. Suppose we have the composite structure diagram like below and we reuse the Car class on a different diagram.

Original composite structure diagram

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How to create Rich Text Tagged Values

Tagged values offer a convenient way to define additional details to your models elements. In Visual Paradigm you can define tagged values for model elements in various data types, including plain text, integer, floating point number, Boolean, data and time, reference to another model elements, as well as HTML text. To create rick text tagged values: Read more