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Bradley University

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


Department of Computer Sciences and
Information Systems




UMLet Tool

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Table of Contents
1 UMLet........................................................................................................................3
1.1 How to download a tool to your own computer...................................................3
1.1.1 Download Link:............................................................................................3
1.2 How to run the application..................................................................................3
1.3 Main Features & Functions.................................................................................6
1.3.1 If Palettes Menu is not present in Editor......................................................6
1.3.2 If Combo box is not present.........................................................................6
1.3.3 If Palettes Menu is present in editor..........................................................12
1.3.4 How to draw basic components of diagrams.............................................13
1.3.5 How to save the file...................................................................................15
1.4 Best Diagrams to draw using this tool ..............................................................18
1.4.1 Usecase Diagram......................................................................................18
1.4.2 Sequence Diagram....................................................................................19
1.4.3 Activity Diagram.........................................................................................20

































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1 UMLet

UMLet is an open-source UML tool with a simple user interface: draw UML diagrams fast, export
diagrams to eps, pdf, jpg, svg, and clipboard, share diagrams using Eclipse, and create new,
custom UML elements.
1.1 How to download a tool to your own computer
1.1.1 Download Link:
http://www.umlet.com/changes.htm
Note: Click on UMLet 10.4 stand-alone to download & save it in any drive.


1.2 How to run the application

Once the download is complete open the .Zip File and click on extract & select the location
Desktop
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Once extract is done. Open the folder & click on Umlet Executable J ar File as shown below.

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1.3 Main Features & Functions


1.3.1 If Palettes Menu is not present in Editor

If Palettes Menu is not present in Editor then they are two ways. Click on the Combo Box & select
the diagram you want to draw



1.3.2 If Combo box is not present
Since Combo box is not present in the Previous Versions. To select the diagram you want to draw
is to click on File->Open as shown below
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Then select Palettes folder to select the diagram you want to draw:

Click on open once you select which diagram you want
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Then click on File->Save as Select the file name from the palettes folder default.uxf
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Once you save click yes to overwrite the default.uxf

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Then close the application & open it or go to combo box & select default.uxf to display the diagram.


Now you can create your Class Diagram from Default.uxf .Double click on the element to draw the
diagram as shown below:
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1.3.3 If Palettes Menu is present in editor


If Palettes Menu is present then click on the diagram you want to draw as shown below:



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1.3.4 How to draw basic components of diagrams


Double click on the element to appear in the file as shown below:




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1.3.5 How to save the file


Go to File->Save & give the name of the file to be saved and then click on Save as shown below:




Once the file is Saved you can export to image or Pdf as shown below:
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1.4 Best Diagrams to draw using this tool


1.4.1 Usecase Diagram

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1.4.2 Sequence Diagram



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1.4.3 Activity Diagram




Best Diagrams to Draw using below Four Software Tools
Smart Draw
GUI Hierarchical Diagram or interaction or collaboration Diagram,
Level -0 Data Flow Diagram, Component Diagram
Microsoft Visio
Context Data Flow Diagram, State Transition Diagram, Activity
Diagram, Component Diagram
UMLet
Use case Diagram, Sequence Diagram, Component Diagram,
Activity Diagram
IBM Rational Software Modeler Class Diagram, Swimlane Diagram, Component Diagram