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I've been looking at uml software for c++ IDEs and was just curius does anyone acually use or find it useful. I've been looking at it for a few weeks and can see how it could be really useful for software engineering.

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Certainly, I used to have list of tools in the Software Engineering FAQ but it got wiped and I haven't fix it yet :/

A favorite around here is Enterprise Architect.

Rational Rose is one of popular ones, but don't personally like it.

Microsoft makes a special version of Visio with UML extentions that works with the Architect edition of MSVC.

There's a bunch more that I'm forgetting...

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I think UML is very handy, but I don't use it. Not for the simple programs I write, anyway. If you were doing a large-scale project, where you'd have like, a hundred classes or so, or say for an rpg game, then UML would be wise to use to keep track of all that.

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Enterprise architect is excellent. I own the professional version and use it to visualise more complex architectures (like the flatfile database engine I created last year).
For simple things with only a few classes it's usually overkill though.

I don't at this stage use the entire UML, but mainly use cases, sequence diagrams, and class diagrams.

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Enterprise architect is excellent.

The UI has too many quirks for me to ever rate it as "excellent".

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After using several competing products you may change your opinion.
It's a breath of fresh air after those ;)

Tried Objecteering, tried VP, tried Together, tried ArgoUML, tried several others.
Despite the quirks EA is the best of the bunch.

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Enterprise architect is excellent.

The UI has too many quirks for me to ever rate it as "excellent".


EA is just about adequate - unfortunately that still puts it above all of the other UM tools available. The best tool for UML is still a pen and paper (or a whiteboard).

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I also use pen&paper for use cases and state charts. I used to use PoseidonUML(Java based) but the screen was too small and program was slow. With poseidon though, I made a nice class hiearchy chart for FoxToolkit while ago. So that would be one example where UML tool is handy.

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