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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Customize a Logical View to Display Your Own Folder Structure

By default you can navigate your way through a project via default views such as those offered by Diagram Navigator and Model Explorer. While these standard views are readily available at your disposal, sometimes you may want one that is tailored to your specific needs. Read more

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

When Reversing Java Code to Sequence Diagram, Why Can’t I Select an Operation?

When reversing Java code to sequence diagram, sometimes you may not be able to specify a method for conversion. In the window, somehow the class (to which the method belongs) can’t seem to be expanded to list anything and therefore the method is nowhere to be selected. What happens?

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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

How to Find the Property and Model Element Type Names in Editing Report Templates

Report composer is a flexible report developing tool, enabling you to control the layout of report content as well as the content to show. You can control the outcome by editing template. Yet, you may find it uneasy to read and edit a template in XML format. Here we are going to share some tips with you. In this article, we will show you how to find out the correct property (e.g. name, modelType) and model element type names (e.g. UseCase, Class) to use in a template.

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How to Modify Default Port Used by VP Server

VP Server is a web application including Teamwork Server, Floating License Server, Update Server also the ElaborView Server. You can enable different services by setting up one single server. The VP Server can be setup in two ways, either with our standard package which comes with a well configured Apache Tomcat, or with the Web Application package by deploy it to your own servlet container.

By default VP Server run on port 1999. But in some situation you may want to change it to other port, i.e. conflict with some of your existing services. This article will teach you how to modify the default port for VP Server web application. Read more

Setup Floating License Server as System Service on Linux

You can setup the Floating License Server as Linux system service. By setting up the server as service, it will start automatically when your machine boots up. This article will show you how to setup the floating license server as Linux system service. Read more

Why Cannot Install Both SDE and DB-VA on the Same IDE [Obsolete]

VP Suite installer is the installation program for installing all Visual Paradigm’s client software. During installation you may notices that there are both SDE and DB-VA products available. Read more

Show and Hide Resource Icons

Resource centric icons are a set of graphical icons that appear in diagram to help you perform certain functions in quick. A well known kind of resource icon is those surrounding shapes, helping you to create new shape from an existing one, with connection added in between. There are also other kinds of resource icons, which help perform operations like to align shapes, to pin a connector end, to create reference/sub-diagram or to split a connector by introducing a new shape.
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