anyone know of any good (FREE) modelling tools. something like the now unavailable together whiteboard edition or something. i just need something to put together UML diagrams with. code generation is not an issue. any pointers?
I was going to point you toward I-Logix Rhapsody, Solo Edition; but it looks like their free version is no longer free. Too bad.
Martin L. Shoemaker
I downloaded the argouml tool and it suits my needs quite fine. thanks stephan. i had similar flashbacks about the whole java thing - especially for a modelling tool. (a lot of these reservations stem from using Forte4Java) but this tool is working like a breeze. i'll still take more suggestions though.
From what little I've seen of ArgoUML, it looks decent for a free tool. Java GUIs are slow and if you're used to the Windows look and feel, they can be disorienting.
Also, the poseidon UML tool is built on top of Argo, and has a little better support. Additionally, there is afreee comuunity addition.
Stephan, Thanks for the link. I didn't try the ArgoUML, but looked around the tigris site, http://www.tigris.org . It looks interesting.
UML Pad is a freeware tool for drawing UML class, sequence, state, and activity diagrams. Much less capable than ArgoUML, but clean and simple, zips to less than 1 MByte and requires no installer.
I went through and tried all the open source and "free" tools about five months ago and ended up just plain frustrated by their lack of functionality and buginess. Check out:
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