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Creating document with Doc. Composer using Open API

The Doc. Composer allows you to create document for your model in a fully customized way. You can  customize the layout of your document by simply modifying the XML templates and specify what’s inside your document by drag & drop the templates into it, just like creating a diagram. But the drag & drop is a manual process, which you need to do it every time when you want to create a new document. Also after adding new contents, you will need to update it manually by adding the new elements into your existing document. In this article, we will show you how you can make use of the Open API to construct a document in a programmatic way, which can save you a lots of time. Read more

How to Remove User Defined Tagged Values for All Model Elements Using API

Using tagged values is a convenient way to define additional details to model element. You can define tagged values on individual elements as a one-off usage, or define it under Stereotypes and reuse it by apply the stereotype to model elements. But to remove the tag, say you found that one of the tagged values in your model is no longer valid, you will have to go through model by model to locate and remove them. It is OK for a small project, but a very time consuming job for a large project. Since the Open API provides full access to the model data within the project, we can make use of it to remove the unwanted tagged values. In this article will show you how to remove the user defined tagged values from model element by developing a plugin. Read more

Reload Plugin without Restarting Application

Open API allows you to extend the functionalities of Visual Paradigm’s products by writing simple Java classes. But during development you often need to reload your plugin by restart the application. Starting from version 10 (build 20120720ab) you can reload the plugin on the fly, without restarting the application. This article will teach you how to do this. Read more

How to Create Connectors with Turning Points using Open API

Visual Paradigm’s Open API allows you to create all kind of our supported connectors in diagram. They are not necessary to be in simple straight line form. You can create complex connectors with multiple turning points just like those you created in diagram with your mouse. This article will teach you how to create connectors with turning points using Open API. Read more