UModel New Features List

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UModel® 2017 (October 4, 2016)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Enhanced database support – support for ADO.NET database drivers, native support for PostgreSQL, support for Progress OpenEdge, support for SQL Server 2016..
Support for integration with Eclipse 4.6 ..

UModel® 2016 Release 2 (February 16, 2016)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for C# 6...
Support for integration with Eclipse 4.5 ..

UModel® 2016 (September 30, 2015)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for C# 5...
Support for Java 8...
Support for Firebird databases..
Support for numerous databases updated to include newest versions: IBM DB2 10.5, SQL Server 2014, PostgreSQL 9.4, MySQL 5.6, and Oracle 12C ..
Visual Studio integration updated to include VS 2015 ..
Windows 10 support...

UModel® 2015 release 4 (June 10, 2015)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for Java 7 (adds to support for previous versions)...
Support for SQLite in UML database diagrams..

UModel® 2015 (September 17, 2014)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for integration with Eclipse 4.4 – Adds to support for previous versions..

UModel® 2014 Release 2 (March 19, 2014)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for integration with Visual Studio 2013 – Adds to support for previous versions..

UModel® 2014 (October 29, 2013)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for project-related SPL templates – Allows greater customization of generated code....
Support for new databases and database versions – Informix 11.70, PostgreSQL versions 9.0.10/9.1.6/9.2.1, MySQL 5.5.28, IBM DB2 versions 9.5/9.7/10.1, SQL Server 2012, Sybase ASE (Adaptive Server Enterprise) 15/15.7, and Access 2010/2013 ..
Support for integration with Eclipse 4.3...

UModel® 2013 (September 15, 2012)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for UML 2.4 – Latest version of the UML standard, and includes support for XMI 2.4 for UML model import and export...
Support for SysML 1.2 – Updating to a newer version of the SysML modeling language..
Support for displaying .NET properties as UML associations – This has been a frequent user request...
Spell checker for model components – Helps users create accurate and consistent component names..

UModel® 2012 Release 2 (February 23, 2012)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Code generation from UML sequence diagrams – Allows users to insert entire code bodies in sequence diagrams and create a complete executable application...
Support for logical files in IBM iSeries databases – Allows users to map iSeries logical files as database views in UML style database diagrams and include them in documentation of UML software modeling projects..

UModel® 2012 (October 19, 2011)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Model Driven Architecture – Enables a purely model-based design strategy, also permits classes in reverse-engineered applications to be transformed to a different source code language.
Enhanced UModel Professional Edition – Offers users greater functionality of all features previously only included in UModel Enterprise Edition .
New entry-level UModel Basic Edition – Allows developers new to software modeling to acquire an intuitive, highly functional UML tool .
JDBC database driver support – Improves database connectivity for Java developers and many other users..
Visual alignment guides in diagram window – Allows users to create neater diagrams using an alternate to the layout toolbar...
New Java API – Allows Java developers to more easily manipulate, customize, and enhance UModel functionality..

UModel® 2011 Release 3 (June 8, 2011)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Enhanced class diagrams for projects that generate .NET (C# and Visual Basic) application code – option to display .NET properties and methods in separate operations compartments in classes...
Scripting and scripting editor support for .NET 4.0 and .NET assemblies – users may now include any .NET assemblies installed on a local workstation...
Enhanced support for code generated from state machine diagrams – more detailed documentation, plus additional example files to help users take better advantage of this powerful feature...

UModel® 2011 Release 2 (February 16, 2011)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for BPMN 2.0 – including all the new process types and elements, plus a conversion feature to update BPMN 1.0 diagrams to BPMN 2.0....
Code Generation from State Machine Diagrams – code generation in C#, Java, or Visual Basic directly from state machine diagrams with little additional modeling infrastructure required....
Stylesheets for Project Documentation – permits generated project documentation to be more highly customized....

UModel® 2011 (September 8, 2012)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Model SQL databases – import, export, display, and edit database tables and their relationships in UML database diagrams...
Teamwork support – split projects into several sections to allow concurrent development....
3-way project merge – merge multiple subprojects into an active project in one step....
State machine diagram, sequence diagram, and communication diagram enhancements – a new toolbar button for all three diagram types allows the user to enter a transition/message name and automatically create a corresponding operation in the referenced class....

UModel® 2010 Release 3 (May 10, 2010)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Integration with Visual Studio 2010 – the integration module supporting Visual Studio 2010 is a no-charge optional component for UModel 2010r3 Enterprise Edition...
Support for C# version 4.0 – continuing commitment to the latest industry-standard software versions....
Support for protocol state machine diagrams – UModel 2010r3 supports protocol state machine diagrams as a new diagram type, with a specialized diagram toolbar....
Additional option for generating sequence diagrams from existing code – users may now choose to ignore operation names when generating sequence diagrams from existing source code....
New diagram autolayout style – block autolayout displays elements grouped by type in a rectangular fashion....
Support for saving very large diagrams as PNG image files. ...

UModel® 2010 Release 2 (February 16, 2010)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
64-bit version – UModel is now available in a 64-bit version to run on Windows Vista 64-bit and Windows 7 64-bit systems...
Support for the latest UML version 2.3 – continuing commitment to the latest industry-standard software modeling practices....
Option to split sequence diagrams generated from source code – smaller sequence diagram segments can be easier to trace and analyze....
Improved hyperlinks in HTML documentation – hyperlinks that appear in the UML model are now included in HTML project documentation....

UModel® 2010 (October 28, 2009)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for all SysML v1.1 diagrams and elements. ..
Enhanced integrated scripting environment similar to XMLSpy 2010. ..
Automatically generate multiple sequence diagrams from reverse engineered classes. ...
Additional enhancements for diagramming, documentation generation, and code engineering. ...
Compatibility with Windows 7. ...

UModel® 2009 (February 3, 2009)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Generation of Sequence Diagrams during reverse engineering. ...
Integration with source control systems. ...
Extensive API to allow external manipulation of UModel and UML projects. ..
Support for the latest UML specification 2.2. ...
Support for loading files from a URL. ...
Numerous model diagramming enhancements. ...

UModel® 2008 Release 2 (April 28, 2008)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for OMG Business Process Modeling Notation – a graphical notation for drawing business processes in a workflow...
Diagram layers – similar to layers functionality in dedicated graphics applications, supported by a new Layers helper window...
Enhanced autocompletion capabilities. ...
Merging multiple projects. ...
Support for Visual Basic 9.0 and C# 3.0 – the current versions of these popular programming languages....
Support for MS Visual Studio 2008. ...
Importing multiple XML Schemas from a directory. ...
Convenient new diagramming refinements. ...

UModel® 2008 (September 12, 2007)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
UModel available in two editions – Enterprise and Professional Editions are now available...
Integration with Visual Studio and Eclipse – enables the use of UModel functionality directly from within their favorite multi-purpose IDE and automatically synchronize their model with the underlying code, and vice versa...
Support for VB.NET code generation and reverse engineering – now supports VB.NET code engineering in addition to Java and C#....
Save diagrams as images – allows users to save all diagrams as images in one single step....
Enhanced find and replace. ...
Sequence diagram enhancements. ...

UModel® 2007 Release 3 (May 30, 2007)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Automated generation of project documentation – create development project documentation in HTML, Word, or RTF formats, and apply settings to specify documentation contents, including UML diagrams, elements, and the level of detail to be included....
New class hierarchy helper window – instantly display the relationship hierarchy of a class, disclosing properties and operations inherited from a parent or the existence of offspring....
XML Schema reverse engineering enhancements – supports documentation of ‘include’ and ‘import’ statements, and the same features of OASIS catalog files supported in XMLSpy....
Support for frames and headings in all UML diagrams....

UModel® 2007 (January 1, 2007)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for all 13 UML 2.1 diagram types – adding interaction overview diagrams, timing diagrams, communication diagrams, package diagrams....
Modeling of XML Schema in UML – code engineering support, interoperability with XMLSpy 2007, reverse engineering of XSD files into UML-style diagrams, graphical editing of XML Schema models, XSD code generation from XML Schema model, round-trip engineering of XML Schema projects....
Reverse engineering of C# and Java binary files – automatic rendering of UML models from compiled code and round tripping from binary files to source code....
Hyperlinking of model elements – insert links to other diagrams, external documents, or Web pages....
Automatic generation of sequence diagrams from communication diagrams – and vice versa....
XMI import/export enhancements – improved interchange with other UML tools....

UModel® 2006 Release 2 (July 18, 2006)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Activity diagrams – chart the flow of actions and illustrate trigger mechanisms and decision points as well as sequential, parallel, and alternate flows based on internal or external conditions....
State machine diagrams – identify various states and transitional conditions of an object as it proceeds through its life cycle....
Composite structure diagrams – Document the design or runtime architecture of a system or an architectural pattern, or represent a class graphically as opposed to simply listing its properties as in a class diagram....
Numerous usability refinements – auto-creation of association connectors, copy/paste operations, more context menus, extended properties window direct-entry fields, expanded example files, tutorials, and help features....

UModel® 2006 (March 7, 2006)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
C# Code Generation – code generation, reverse engineering, and round-trip engineering capabilities for the C# programming language. Reverse engineering includes specialized support for Microsoft Visual Studio and Borland C# Builder projects....
Sequence Diagram Support – Adds these important behavior diagrams to the UModel diagram library to help define the interactions between objects in an application and to specify the messages sent and received....
XMI 2.1 Interoperability – imports and exports UML models according to the Object Management Group™ (OMG™) XML Metadata Interchange (XMI®) 2.1 specification for interoperability with other standards-conformant UML tools....
UML 2.1 Compliance – supports OMG UML 2.1 specification, demonstrating Altova's rapid response and commitment to industry standards....
Advanced Messaging – Search, filter, copy-to-clipboard, and intelligent hyperlinking operations within the message window....

UModel® 2005 Release 2 (November 2, 2005)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
Support for Java 5.0 – select either Java 1.4 or Java 5.0 for a smooth transition to the between language versions with minimal disruption to existing projects....
New Diagram Elements – UML templates (Java generics) and enumerations in order to support new language features in Java 5.0....
User-Defined Include Files – share packages in multiple projects for reuse of successful software designs and in teams working on portions of large projects....
PNG File Support – save UML diagrams in a file format compatible with technical documentation software applications so that they can be included as a permanent part of the project documentation....

UModel® 2005 (May 23, 2005)EnterpriseProfessionalBasic
UML 2.0 – supports this major revision of the Unified Modeling Language (UML)....
Use Case, Class, Object, Component, and Deployment diagrams – concentrating on the UML diagrams that are most useful early on in the development process and that yield immediate benefits to project team members....
Code generation, reverse engineering, and round tripping – for Java source code....
Rich visual interface and easy-to-use features – context sensitive entry helpers, color coding, cascading styles, customizable design elements, multiple layout views, unlimited undo/redo....


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