Updating Visual Paradigm Academic Partnership [Obsolete]

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Visual Paradigm Academic Partner Program offers academic licenses for students to use Visual Paradigm products in their homework and assignments. Partnerships are valid for a year. Partners can extend the partnership, upgrade the partnership or subscribe more products in the Customer Service Center. In this page, you will see how to update the partnership.

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Import System Requirements from Excel

Agilian supports exporting and importing Microsoft Excel file. You can edit model element names and properties easily within Excel. This article is going to show you how to export requirement diagram to Excel file, edit properties and create a few more requirements in tabular format, and then import them back to Agilian.

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Define and Specify Stereotype in Business Process Diagram (BPD)

A stereotype defines how a model element may be extended and enables the use of domain specific terminology or notation. The name of stereotype is enclosed by guillemets and placed above the name of model element, in addition, a specific icon can be defined for stereotype. In this article, you can learn to define and specify stereotype of a BPMN task in BPD.

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Specify Default Fill color for Shapes

All the model elements in most diagrams are blue by default. In some cases, you may want to distinguish a specific model element, for instance, a note from others by setting a default color for it. In this article, we will demonstrate how to specify default fill color for a note in UML class diagram.

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Create Exception Pin in UML Activity Diagram

A pin in an UML activity diagram is used to provide values to actions and accept result from them. In this article, you can learn how to create an exception pin from an output pin which is responsible for keeping the output values produced by an action.

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Resolving the Problem of Opening VP-UML in Eclipse via Launcher File

After you open SDE, you may wonder how come the system asks you to start SDE-EC. The main reason is that the projects in SDE and Eclipse are in direct proportion respectively. Normally, you should open Eclipse and create a Java project in advance. Since you open SDE in shortcut, the system thereby asks you to start SDE-EC again.

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Two Solutions to the Problem of Setting Default Workspace

Some users may encounter this problem: after they set their preferred workspace as default in the Workspace Launcher dialog box, the default setting doesn’t change. The Workspace Launcher dialog box keeps popping up and shows the undesired workspace when they re-open the VP tool. The main problem is that they do not have the full permission to change the setting for default workspace. In this page, we will provide two solutions to deal with this problem.

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Using Alternative Combined Fragments in Sequence Diagram

An alternative combined fragment is used to specify an area of a group of lifelines/ actors to show conditional flow in a sequence diagram. It also models the if-then-else logic in the sequence diagram. In this page, we will demonstrate how to draw a simple sequence diagram with applying alternative combined fragment.

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