StarUML V3 (3.0.0) Release

We are so glad to announce StarUML V3 release. The new V3 changed underlying platform to electron. It brings a lot of advantages for new features, performance, stability and so forth. The new V3 has many features that you can take advantage of.

Multiple Windows

The previous version allow to edit only one file at the same time. Now V3 allows to popup multiple windows so that you can edit multiple files simultaneously.

multiple_windows

Data Flow Diagram

Many users has been requested to support DFD (Data Flow Diagram) as one of diagram types. So it is now available in the new V3.

dfd_diagram

Auto Update

You don’t need to download and install manually any more. The new V3 supported auto update for Windows and macOS. (Auto update for Linux is not yet supported).

Light and dark themes

Now light theme is added, so you can choose one of dark or light theme for UI.

dark_themelight_theme

Copy diagram image to clipboard

Copying diagram image to clipboard is supported, so you can copy and paste diagram image easily into other applications like Word or PowerPoint without explicitly exporting diagram images.

Code signing for executables and installers

In many reasons, we couldn’t provide code signing in the previous version. Now we’re ready to provide signed executables and installers for Windows and macOS from the new V3. No more unsigned warnings.

API enhancement

Because we changed underlying platform to electron, so APIs for extensions are changed in many parts. It causes that extensions for V2 will not work in the new V3 and they are required to be updated with V3 APIs. APIs for V3 are much more easier and simpler powered with electron’s APIs and ECMAScript 6 support.

Hope you enjoy and satisfies with the new StarUML V3. Thank you.

 

New Extension: Linked Diagram Navigator and Elements Cleaner

Linked Diagram Navigator and Elements Cleaner extensions developed by Marco Zille are available in Extension Registry. The first extension (Linked Diagram Navigator) lets the user navigate to a diagram attached to an element with a simple right-click. The second extension (Elements Cleaner) searches inside the project for all the items that have nothing connected and shows them inside a list where the user can choose to remove each element. These extensions are open source and hosted on Github (https://github.com/zillemarco/StarUML_LinkedDiagramNavigator) (https://github.com/zillemarco/StarUML_ElementsCleaner). Thanks to Marco.

 

StarUML 2.8.0 Release

StarUML v2.8.0 is now available for download. This release includes the following features and fixed issues.

Show stereotype icon in Model Explorer

Now you can see stereotype icons in Model Explorer. It makes you easier to identify stereotypes (e.g. boundary, entity, control) in the Model Explorer. Note that boundary, entity, control stereotypes included in the previous version (2.7.0 or lower) are not shown in Model Explorer. To show the icons, you need to re-apply UML Standard Profile and re-bind the stereotypes in this new version (2.8.0).

Stereotype icons in Model Explorer

Stereotype icons in Model Explorer

Word wrap for attributes, operations and other text elements.

Now you can set word wrap for most of text elements including attributes, operations, association roles, etc. Word wrap settings are saved to the file, so these are restored when you loaded from file.

Word wrap for attributes, operations, etc.

Word wrap for attributes, operations, etc.

The detailed resolved issues can be found at Release Note.