Visual paradigm

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Visual paradigm

Visual Paradigm logo.png
Basic data

developer Visual Paradigm International
Current  version 16.1
(December 2, 2019)
operating system Windows , Linux , macOS
programming language Java
category UML tool
License proprietary
German speaking Yes
Product website

Visual Paradigm (also Visual Paradigm for UML ) is a UML tool from Visual Paradigm International , based in Hong Kong . It is a desktop software for Windows , Linux and macOS . The CASE tool supports the modeling of software with widely used modeling languages such as UML and SysML . Areas of application are the elicitation of requirements and the generation of codes , also for databases .

Visual Paradigm has been in the market for several years and has received several awards since then; In addition, the product received attention in specialist literature and scientific articles.


Visual Paradigm sells the software in different licensing levels.

The free "Community Edition" is the smallest version, it only offers a limited range of functions. The program can be used to edit and print all types of UML and SysML diagrams. However, the printed diagrams are provided with an inscription.

The "Systemmodeler Edition" is comparable to the Community Edition, does not have to be inscribed and also offers the BPMN notation.

The "Professional Edition" is the largest version for individuals and offers maximum functionality for UML development.

Diagram editor

Example of a diagram created in VP

The diagram editor draws diagrams in UML , SysML , ERD and BPMN . The software can support the development process with wireframes from the user interface and generation of documentation.

In addition, certain types of diagrams can be executed virtually with animation and simulation tools .

See also


  • Curtis HK Tsang, Clarence SW Lau, Ying K. Leung: Object-oriented Technology: From Diagram to Code with Visual Paradigm for UML . McGraw-Hill, 2005, ISBN 978-0-07-124046-8 .

Individual evidence

  1. ^ What's New in Visual Paradigm. Retrieved December 29, 2019 .
  2. Visual Paradigm for UML - Model-Code-Deploy Platform. (No longer available online.) Archived from the original on November 1, 2012 ; accessed on October 10, 2012 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Visual Paradigm Awards. Retrieved October 10, 2012 .
  4. Literature on the subject. Retrieved October 10, 2012 .
  5. List of scientific articles on the topic. Retrieved October 10, 2012 .
  6. Download Visual Paradigm Community Edition. Retrieved December 29, 2019 .

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