How to Share Stereotypes Definitions?

Share stereotypes thumbnailStereotype is an extension mechanism you can use to define new model elements. In Visual Paradigm you can apply stereotype on both UML and BPMN elements.

With the import/export stereotypes utility, you can easily share stereotypes’ definition with colleagues without having to re-configure them again from scratch. If conflicts are detected when importing stereotypes, you can select to resolve them to ensure important configurations are not accidentally overwritten by other team members.

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Create relationship with elements on existing diagram without drag & drop

tomcat-thumbVisual Paradigm provides the intuitive Resource Centric Interface which provides various handy tools to helps you create diagrams. i.e. The Resource Catalog allows you to create diagram without remember the required syntax on different modeling languages. The Resource Catalog allows you to create connected elements, or create relationships by simply drag & drop of resource icons. But sometimes drag & drop sometime may not be very handy in creating relationships between existing elements, i.e. when working on a large diagram. Instead of using drag & drop, you can also make use of the Quick Connect feature in Resource Catalog to create relationships between existing elements on your diagram. To do this: Read more

How to unify the look of your diagrams across OS

Visual Paradigm is a cross platform modeling tool which can work on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X as well as Linux. User’s project can be opened between different OS without loss of data, and teams with multiple OS can also work together. But in some situation your diagram may look slightly difference when opened with different OS. Most of the case this problem is caused by the variation on font rendering in different OS. We can overcome this problem by picking a font for the diagrams which work on most of the OS.

Same diagram looks slightly different across OS

Same diagram looks slightly different across OS

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How to Specify the Application to Use in Opening File References?

How to Specify the Application to Use in Opening File References?The reference feature enables you to add external file and URL references to model elements. When you try to open a reference, Visual Paradigm will open it with system default application (or browser for URL reference). If you want to use another application or command to open certain kinds of file and URL references, read this article to learn how to make it work.

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How to Easily Group Shapes Together?

How to Easily Group Shapes Together?The group feature helps you bring multiple shapes together so that you can select, move and delete them together easily.

Grouping and ungrouping of shapes can be performed easily with the help of the resource-centric interface. In this article you will learn how to group and ungroup shapes with resource.

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How to Display a Parameter in Class without Showing its Name?

How to Display a Parameter in Class without Showing its Name?Programming languages like C or C++ accepts nameless arguments in function declaration. You may write something like void myFunction(double){…} to declare a function that accepts a double as argument. In modeling level, you can represent this kind of function by not showing the parameter name in an operation. This article shows you how to do this.

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Display Model Element’s Description with Note

tomcat-thumbDetails of model elements can be documented in written form via the Description Pane or inside the Specification dialog. In order to avoid putting too much information on the diagram by default descriptions are not showing on the diagram. Instead of unfolding the description manually on diagram by writing textual annotation, you can make use of the Note element to display the description its connecting model element.

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Using “Favorite” Folder in File Chooser

tomcat-thumbTo increase the efficiency of modeling, you may have a specific folder in your machine to store relevant materials, such as documentations and projects, so that you can easily pick up what you need. In consideration of this, our file/directory choosers allows you to add those folders favorite. Once you add a folder as favorite, you can revisit the folder by clicking on the favorite link whenever you want to pick up the materials inside.

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How to enter shape name in multiple lines?

tomcat-thumbSometimes, you may want to give a shape a long name. If the name is so long that it reaches the shape border, it will automatically wrapped. If you dislike the auto wrapping behavior, you can add line breaks to appropriate position yourself. In this article you will learn how to add a line break when editing a shape’s name inline.

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How to switch the default paste behavior to Paste as Model?

Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V are possibly the hotkeys you use most in Visual Paradigm. You press Ctrl-C to copy shapes, and press Ctrl-V to paste the copied shapes to the active diagram. There are two ways of pasting – Paste as View and Paste as Model. While the default paste behavior triggered by Ctrl-V is to Paste as View, you can optionally change to Paste as Model. We will show you how it works in this article.

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