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Visual Studio 2005-Like Diagramming Tool

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    Remon

    Hey All,
        Anyone knows a diagraming tool like the one in the Beta 2 & the VSTS Architect Edition ?

    I need it , but i can't buy the VSTS just to use the UML diagramming tool.

    Thank you.

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    bnmohler

    i suggest smartdraw 7 [smartdraw.com].   It is close to how Visio works but i feel it is easier to use and offers a little better interface for getting to the diagrams you need.

    it also attaches itself to office apps very well allowing you to implement diagrams / ER Models smoothly into word, PPT etc.. Smiley

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    sbc

    Dia is a good free tool:
    http://dia-installer.sourceforge.net/

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    Tensor

    Used to use Poseidon - free for personal use.

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    jonorossi

    Take a look at this page:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/products/compare/

    You will see that Class Designer comes with all versions except the Express editions. If you have Standard or Professional you can use them instead of getting VSTS.

    You might even have Microsoft Office Visio installed which can make UML diagrams.

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    Remon

    I have Visual Stduio Pro , but i don't need only the class diagram, i need also for example the deployment diagram.
    I need something to be integrated with Visual Studio & have nice UI like the VSTS has.

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    malmer

    sbc wrote:
    Dia is a good free tool:
    http://dia-installer.sourceforge.net/


    Dia is one of the crappiest and buggy tools I've ever used.

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    sbc

    malmer wrote:
    sbc wrote:Dia is a good free tool:
    http://dia-installer.sourceforge.net/


    Dia is one of the crappiest and buggy tools I've ever used.

    It doesn't seem that bad to me...

    But you can't really complain about a tool that you haven't paid for. Freeware/open source can get away with more bugs than commercial software. A good free application may actually be a mediocre/poor shareware/commercial application (you expect higher quality if you pay).

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