QuickUML Mac OS X 1.0
UML Modeling Made Easy for Mac OS X

Placitas, NM – April 14, 2003 – Excel Software today announced the
availability of QuickUML Mac OS X, the first Mac OS X addition to its suite
of Mac OS 9, Windows and Linux software engineering tools. QuickUML is an
object-oriented design tool focused on tight integration and ease-of-use
for a core set of UML models. An entire project is quickly accessible
through a tabbed window of use cases, class models, object models,
dictionary and code. The project is saved as an XML file that is compatible
with the Windows and Linux edition of QuickUML. QuickUML works with Excel
Software’s MacTranslator to generate class models from source code.

Use cases document user-visible functions that the system must perform.
Each use case describes a named interaction in terms of external inputs and
system responses. Use case entries link to models, code, foreign files or
other use case entries to provide a solid foundation for development and
two-way traceability.

Class models describe objects in the system and the various kinds of static
relationships. They may contain classes, interfaces, components, packages
and other objects. Flexible presentation options allow different instances
of a class to be presented with its full list of attributes and operations,
compressed to show just the class name or selectively showing class members
relevant to the context of a specific diagram. Projects may contain
hundreds of diagrams accessible through a Contents view that provides easy
navigation and flexible diagram management.

Sequence diagrams illustrate object interactions and timing with horizontal
operation connections between vertical lifelines under objects, modules and
packages. A project dictionary is automatically produced as class and
object models are drawn, but designers can also directly access dictionary
entries. Changes to an object made on one diagram are instantly reflected
throughout the project.

QuickUML has advanced features for projects with multiple programming
languages, design namespaces, UML stereotypes, color support, diagram
scaling, custom detail fields, context sensitive help, print preview, print
to PDF and automated generation of class models from the dictionary.
Diagrams can be exported as BMP, JPEG, JPEG 2000, MacPaint, Photoshop,
PICT, PNG, QuickTime Image, SGI Image, TGA and TIFF files. An integrated
code manager enables navigation through code files linked to use cases and
diagram objects.

QuickUML Mac OS X runs on Mac OS X 10.1 or later. The Single User License
priced at $495 includes both a printed and PDF manual on CD. See
www.excelsoftware.com for site license information, product descriptions
and online ordering. Excel Software provides tools to thousands of
developers in over 40 countries.

Excel Software
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