What are some good free UML programs out there? Looking for something
dead simple for just class diagrams and generating C++ code after the
diagram is done.
I’ve been trying to put together a game engine (or dev system, whatever
you wanna call it) based on this article:
C++ is my language of choice - using DarkGDK for 3D and Fulcrum Physics
Since the engine system described in the article is very deep and
complex, I’ve decided to use a UML class diagram to help. So far I’ve
been using astah* community. My problem is that unless I upgrade to
astah UML, I can’t get it to generate C++ code stubs later. Tried
StarUML, which does generate C++ code for free. It’s still not bad, but
not quite as simple as astah.
So, any suggestions?
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I never tried free or open source solutions, so I can’t strongly
recommend anything. StarUML looks to be a dead project, so it’s not
something I would personally get attached to. If it does the job, I
suppose you can stick with it. A list of UML
is presented on Wikipedia, but none of the free stuff looks promising.
(currently) Visual Paradigm are the
top two tools I use. Both require a license, but VP has a free community
edition which is limited to one diagram and no source export.
I use Visual Paradigm at work and like it very much. It has a free
license as well. You can also check out the book “UML@Work”.