Latest Tutorials

Day 1: First Steps with Software Ideas Modeler

This tutorial will show you how to start with Software Ideas Modeler, how to create a new project, save it and open the existing ones. It describes the main user interface layout and its components.

Navigate Other References

Elements may be used multiple times on diagrams. Multiple instances are also allowed on a single diagram. You may navigate the element references with a few clicks.

Show Element Details in a Diagram

Some elements have additional details which are not represented visually in diagrams. However, there is an element which allows you to display the hidden information. It is called Element Details.

Copy Style to Another Element

You may copy the style of an element to another element very easily.

How to Create Multi-Color Gradient Fill

The fill of an element do not have to be solid. You may use a gradient fill. Fill with two colors is used by default. However, you can add other colors to the gradient fill if you want. Software Ideas Modeler supports gradients with up to 10 colors.

Latest Resources

Chat Portal (Project, Diagrams)

This example project describes the design of a chat portal expressed by UML diagrams and a wireframe (User Interface Diagram).

Bridge (Design Pattern)

Bridge is a design pattern which allows you to separate an abstraction from its implementation. It leads to a less complex code with separate class hierarchies. The abstraction actions are delegated to an Implementation object.

Builder (Design Pattern)

Builder pattern simplifies the creation of complex objects and unifies the creation process for different types of objects. The products created by a concrete builder may be subclasses of different product classes.

ATM Workflow (Flowchart)

ATM usage in a flowchart.

ATM (Data Flow Diagrams)

ATM processes in data flow diagrams. A comparison of two notations: Gane & Sarson and Yourdon & Coad.

Help for Software Ideas Modeler

First Steps

Installation

Software Ideas Modeler needs for its run installed .NET Framework 4.5.2.

How to Change Edition of Software Ideas Modeler

Software Ideas Modeler offers various editions which include different subsets of all features. During the evaluation period you may try any of offered editions and find the one which suits your needs best.

How to Apply Your License Key

The following steps show you how to apply your license you get to e-mail after your purchase.

First Steps with Software Ideas Modeler

You have installed Software Ideas Modeler and you want to start to work with it. This article guides you through the first steps after running the application.

Software Ideas Server Setup

Server provides support for user cooperation, global repository and tasks.

Uninstallation

Removing Software Ideas Modeler from your computer is very easy.

Diagrams

Class Diagram (UML)

Class Diagram is a static structure diagram which describes the structure of a system by showing its classes with their attributes and operations, and the relationships among objects.

Use Case Diagram (UML)

Use case diagram consists of use cases, actors and relationships among them. It presents a user interaction with the system and defines the specifications of use cases.

Sequence Diagram (UML)

Sequence diagram models communication among objects in sequential order. It shows object, classes and actors involved in the scenario and exact order of messages. It consists of vertical lines which belong to lifelines and horizontal lines of messages.

Activity Diagram (UML)

Activity diagram is a behavior diagram, which shows a scenario using a flow of actions. It models a sequence of actions, decisions based on conditions, concurrent branches and various cycles.

Communication Diagram (UML)

UML Communication Diagram shows interactions in form of messages between objects and parts, which are represented by lifelines. Communication Diagram is a modified form of UML Sequence Diagram, but unlike it, its elements do not have to be ordered horizontally and may have any position in the diagram.

State Machine Diagram (UML)

State machine diagram describes states of en entity (device, process, program, software, module, etc.) and transitions between the states. Conditions specifies when a transition from a state to another state may be used.

Object Diagram (UML)

Object diagram is a structural UML diagram. It describes a system or its part at a specific time. It models instances, their values and relationships. It may be use to show examples of data structures.

Package Diagram (UML)

UML Package Diagram shows dependencies between the packages in the model. It depicts the structure and organization of project in the large scale.

Component Diagram (UML)

Component diagram offers a view on a complex system. It depicts the interfaces provided and/or required by the parts of system and the relationships between the parts. The parts are represented by components and other artifacts.

Deployment Diagram (UML)

UML Deployment Diagram depicts deployment of artifacts on nodes. It is used for showing the placements of artifacts (software, system, module, etc.) on physical nodes (hardware, server, database, etc.) and the relationships between particular parts of the solution.

Composite Structure Diagram (UML)

Composite structure diagram shows the internal structure of a classifier, its parts and ports via which it communicates with the environment. It models collaborations where each element has its defined role.

Interaction Overview Diagram (UML)

UML Interaction Overview Diagram provides a high-level view on interactions in a system or a subsystem. It depicts the flow in similar way as an activity diagram, but instead of action nodes it uses other interaction diagrams and interaction references.

Timing Diagram (UML)

UML timing diagram is focused mainly on time, it shows the changes of classifiers in time depicted on a timeline. The timelines are stacked vertically, the time increases from left to right.

Profile Diagram (UML)

UML Profile Diagram describes and defines extensions to UML language. The extension mechanism allows you to adjust the language to a specific domain or platform. The extensions are defined via stereotypes.

User Interface Diagram (Wireframes, Other Diagrams)

User Interface Diagram describes the appearance of application screens and forms in form of wireframes. The amount of details is up to the designer's decision. The diagram may represent only the basic layout, highlight some parts of layout or it may provide a detailed view on the designed user interface and its various aspects.

Flowchart (Other Diagrams)

Flowchart is a diagram which depicts a workflow, process or algorithm. It may be used to show a succession of steps how to solve a task.

Data Flow Diagram (Other Diagrams)

Data Flow Diagram (DFD) shows a flow of data in a process or a system. It also depicts inputs and outputs.