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How to Upgrade VP-UML (With Floating License) and Teamwork Server to New Version [Obsolete]

This article is out-dated. Please refer to How to upgrade Visual Paradigm (with Floating License) and Teamwork Server to New Version for details about how to update your floating licensed Visual Paradigm and Teamwork Server to latest version.
Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) was discontinued since the product amalgamation in version 11.1. More details can be found at http://www.visual-paradigm.com/aboutus/newsreleases/vp-product-amalgamation-2014.jsp

From time to time Visual Paradigm release new version to Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) and Teamwork Server which cover bunch of new features and enhancements. Thanks to the maintenance contract system, you can upgrade to new version without extra cost as long as your license is covered by maintenance. This article will teach you how to upgrade your VP-UML in floating license as well as the Teamwork Server to new version. Read more

How to Upgrade VP-UML (With Single Seat License) and Teamwork Server to New Version [Obsolete]

This article is out-dated. Please refer to How to upgrade Visual Paradigm (with Single Seat License) and Teamwork Server to New Version for details about how to update your single seat licensed Visual Paradigm and Teamwork Server to latest version.
Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) was discontinued since the product amalgamation in version 11.1. More details can be found at http://www.visual-paradigm.com/aboutus/newsreleases/vp-product-amalgamation-2014.jsp

From time to time Visual Paradigm release new version to Visual Paradigm for UML (VP-UML) and Teamwork Server which cover bunch of new features and enhancements. Thanks to the maintenance contract system, you can upgrade to new version without extra cost as long as your license is covered by maintenance. This article will teach you how to upgrade your VP-UML in single seat license as well as the Teamwork Server to new version. Read more

How to Upgrade Teamwork Server to New Version

The Teamwork Server is a central repository for performing team collaborative development on your UML, business process, database design and enterprise architecture projects which is done with Visual Paradigm’s modeling software. In order to perform team collaborative development, both the client modeling software as well as the server need to be run in the same version. This article will teach you how to upgrade your Teamwork Server v5.3 or later (a module of VP Server) into new version. Read more

How to Commit or Update Multiple Teamwork Projects at a Time

Commit sends your local changes to server, while update grabs from server the latest changes made by your teammates. Frequent committing and updating help ensure that people in your team are all working on the latest and common project data. If you have a large number of projects in your workspace, the mass commit and mass update function are particularly helpful. They can save you time by committing or updating all projects in workspace in one go, rather than to do it project by project. In this article, you will learn how to commit and update multiple projects at one time. Note that the techniques to cover apply to any of the supported concurrent versioning systems: Visual Paradigm Teamwork Server, SVN, CVS, Perforce, ClearCase.

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How to Configure Client Permissions via VP Server

When your team is composed of people with different roles and authorities, you may want to have control over their actions in the modeling tool, to prevent them from making undesired changes. For example, while it is reasonable for a software architect to build class models, it is not reasonable for him to restructure any model developed, through the refactor feature. With VP Server, administrator is allowed configure the access rights of features for members or member groups. For example, by turning off the “manage referenced project” permissions for a member, he/she won’t be able to add and remove referenced project. In this article, you will see how to configure client permission when creating and editing a member.

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Mass Project Migration from Old to New version

When Visual Paradigm release a new new version, it comes with many new and enhanced features. In order for a project file created in an old version to work smoothly in new version, it has to undergo a conversion process, which involve the checking and patching of project data. The conversion process is a one-off procedure done when you first open the project in new version. It may take a while to complete. So you can imagine if you are working as a team and your team have many, many projects, conversion can be a fairly daunting task.

For this reason, Visual Paradigm introduced the mass project migration feature. It helps you convert a group of projects from old version to new version at the same time, and eventually have them committed to the server automatically. With this, you can assign one team member to execute the mass project migration. And when the migration is complete, ask the rest of the team re-checkout the projects from server. Since the projects have been converted, team members can directly open the project without having to wait for any project conversion, which saves a great deal of time.

Notice that the technique described in this article applies to any users who use Visual Paradigm’s client products (VP-UML/Agilian/Lorigizn) with any kind of supported concurrent versioning system (VP Server, SVN, CVS, Perforce, ClearCase).

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How to Share Report Composer Templates Effectively with VP Teamwork Server [Obsolete]

This article is out-dated. For user on Visual Paradigm 12.1 or above please refer to How to Share Doc. Composer Templates with your Teammates for details about how to share your templates.

Share Report Composer template Report Composer allows you to develop reports tailored to your company/industry requirements and standards. You can decide the project data to show in a report as well as to control the flow of content. You can decide the document component (e.g. table, plain paragraph, etc) to use as well as to “decorate” them with proper styles. All these can be achieved easily by writing your own templates, or by editing those pre-defined.

All Visual Paradigm modeling software come with a rich set of pre-defined Report Composer templates, fulfilling most of the fundamental reporting needs. Users can customize them for specialized reporting requirements. Moreover, templates can be shared across the team to maintain a common standard for reports produced by different team members.

In this article, we will see how to share report composer template effectively with Visual Paradigm Teamwork Server. In order to perform the steps outlined below, you need to have both the modeling software (VP-UML/Agilian/Logizian) and Teamwork Server Corporate Edition ready.

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How to upgrade VP Server (Prior to version 5.3)

With the latest release of VP Server 5.3, you might choose to upgrade from your existing server. To migrate properly, one must follow specific procedures to carry over vital information such as the current repository and user accounts to the new server.

This tutorial will walk you through how to do just that.

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Setup VP Teamwork Server on Secure Connection with Self-Signed Certificate

SSL, short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a protocol for enforcing secure communication via the network.  For Visual Paradigm Teamwork Server users, it is possible to setup such a communication between the client and server to protect their works. In this article, we will go through the steps for preparing a certificate that is expected to be known by those users involved, configuration of VP Teamwork Server, and the setup of clients. Read more

How to Deploy VP Server to Apache Tomcat as WAR

VP Server is a server package which combines Teamwork Server, Floating License Server, Update Server also ElaborView Server into a single server. The default installation package already bundled with Apache Tomcat. But if you want to deploy it your own Tomcat, you may take the following procedures: Read more