User Manual for Software Ideas Modeler
This section offers articles and topics which explains the particular parts of Software Ideas Modeler - ribbon and menu actions, sidebars, options and settings and template language commands.
Software Ideas Modeler needs for its run installed .NET Framework 4.5.1.
The following steps show you how to apply your license you get to e-mail after your purchase.
You 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.
Server provides support for user cooperation, global repository and tasks.
Removing Software Ideas Modeler from your computer is very easy.
Home tab offers the common and most used editing actions, which include work with clipboard, text and element formatting, styling, basic arrange actions, selection, search and replace.
Insert ribbon tab includes several actions for insertion of new contents to the active project.
Design ribbon tab contains various actions for layout and arranging. It also provides a tools for work with style sets.
Project ribbon tab offers actions for editing project structure and project level lists.
Diagram ribbon tab provides actions for editing diagram properties, managing layers, filtering diagram content, setting its format and also tools for further processing.
Review ribbon tab contains tools for project comparison, change tracking and some specialized helper tools.
Process ribbon tab provides tools for reverse engineering diagrams from various sources (code, database), source code and documentation generation, template and global list management.
View ribbon tab provides application environment settings, access to project model, open windows and tools for handling macros.
The file tab contains the main actions which allows you to start your work and later to save the result or creates another output from the existing project using print/export actions.
If you select an element, another context tabs will be shown. One of these tabs is Model tab in Element context group. It allows you to adjust the model of the selected element(s).
The file menu contains the main actions, which allows to start work and later to save the result of done work or creates the other output using print/export actions.
The edit menu allows to manipulate elements in the editor area.
The View menu allows to set custom preferences of application user interface.
The Project menu provides commands for work with project structure and its content.
The Diagram menu allows to perform actions on the current active diagram and adjust its settings.
The Element menu allows to perform actions on the selected element(s).
The Arrange menu provides commands, which help to adjust the bounds and alignments of elements and the layout of the whole diagram.
The Tools menu provides various specialized tools. It allows to generate documentation, source code, do reverse engineering, edit lists and set application options.
The Windows menu provides commands which allow you to manipulate the open child window.
The Help menu provides the access to help and to the information about the product.
Text menu offers actions for work with formatted text. The actions affect the active formatted text whether it is in a diagram, in a sidebar or as a tab with documentation.
Project sidebar allows to browse the models, diagrams and elements of the project and to add, move, order or delete these project item.
Properties sidebar allows to change some basic properties of the selected element.
Styles sidebar contains the list with defined styles and buttons which allow to work with the current style set and its styles.
Generation sidebar allows to create source codes in various languages from the current diagram or selected elements.
Fast editor allows you to textually edit the selected element - adjust its name, streotypes, attributes, operations, etc.
Style sidebar allows you to adjust the appearance of the current selected element. You can change background, border, fonts and other style parameters.
Documentation sidebar allows you to set a formatted description for any element in a diagram and for the diagram itself.
Layers sidebar allows you to add, remove and reorder the layers of diagram. Each diagram can be divided in multiple layers, which can be easily shown or hidden.
To-Do sidebar allows you to add, manage and organize your to-do tasks in a simple list. These tasks are assigned to the current project.
Design Patterns sidebar allows you to create your custom design patterns from selected elements in the diagram or to apply existing design patterns from the list.
Field Patterns sidebar allows you to apply existing field patterns to elements, add new custom field patterns or delete the existing ones.
Parser sidebar allows you to easily turn your source code into diagram elements.
Graphics sidebar contains the list of shapes you can add to the diagram using drag and drop.
Cooperation sidebar allows you to work with the list of persons and to filter the content of the active diagram.
Preview sidebar displays a thumbnail of the active diagram and it highlights the current viewing area with the semitransparent rectangle.
Options and Settings
General tab contains general application settings and options (user interface settings, language, etc.)
Save tab offers settings for backups and exports.
User Profile tab allows you to define your user profile, which allows to identify your project files.
Diagram Editor tab allows to adjust diagram editor behavior and appearance.
Project Tree tab handles the settings of the project tree.
E-mail tab allows to set preferences about e-mail sending.
Update tab allows to set the way how you want to handle new versions of Software Ideas Modeler.
Menu tab allows to set custom shortcut keys for any menu item.
Commands for objects of Relation type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
String and text commands defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Logical boolean commands of Software Ideas Modeler template language.
Commands for objects of GlossaryItem type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of TaggedValue type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of OperationParameter type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of Operation type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of Attribute type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of ERDEntityAttribute type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of ERDEntity type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of Association type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of Class type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of ModelElement type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of DiagramElement type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of Diagram type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of Model type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Commands for objects of Project type defined in Software Ideas Modeler Template Language.
Basic commands of Software Ideas Modeler template language.