1/20/2005 - Excel Software is now shipping a Standard edition of WinA&D 4.0. Developers on a budget can use a professional tool for drawing data flow diagrams, logical and physical data models and UML style class diagrams integrated through a powerful data dictionary. Version 4.0 adds namespaces for partitioning and managing large projects and code generation for C++, Java, Delphi and SQL.
Data flow diagrams (DFDs) show the flow and processing of information in a system. They are especially popular in real-time, embedded systems where software closely interacts with hardware or many concurrent threads of execution are needed to handle external events. WinA&D Standard supports multi-level DFDs, textual specification of primitive processes, balancing of information between diagrams and the data dictionary and design verification reports.
UML package and class diagrams show class structure in an object-oriented system. Class attributes and operations can be defined in the model and C++, Java or Delphi code generated for class declarations and empty function frames. Models are linked directly to code through a built-in code browser enabling developers to click through diagrams in the model and directly to the code.
Database designers can draw logical and physical data models and generate the SQL schema code for popular RDBMS products including Oracle, SQL Server, DB2, Sybase, Informix and InterBase. Rich data models highlight primary and foreign keys and represent tables, views, constraints, assertions, triggers, indexes, procedures and other SQL elements.
In conjunction with the WinTranslator reengineering tool, WinA&D Standard generates UML class models from C++, Java or Delphi code and data models from SQL.
Other features include a contents view for diagram navigation, diagram scaling and printing, custom icons, color support, user-defined detail dialogs for diagram objects and full text import/export of diagrams and dictionary information. Data types, UML stereotypes and a project glossary can be maintained for a development project.
WinA&D Standard at $495 runs on Windows 95 through XP and includes two printed and PDF manuals, the Setup & Tutorials Guide and the User's Guide. All project documents are compatible with the full WinA&D Developer edition priced at $1995 or Desktop edition priced at $1295. See www.excelsoftware.com for site license pricing, product descriptions and online ordering.
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