Convert diagrams and Models within a Project

In Astah Professional you can convert Diagrams and Models within a Project, so that you can use the same model in many different diagrams to keep it's consistency. Convert between:

  • UML Models and ER Models
  • ER Models and DFD Models
  • Flowchart to UML Models

Convert a Diagram

You can convert a Class Diagram to an ER Diagram, and vice versa.

  • In the structure tree, select [Convert to ER Diagram] in Class Diagram's popup menu, or [Convert to Class Diagram] in ER Diagram's popup menu.

Convert the Class Diagram to ER Diagram

Convert Diagram1

Converted ER Diagram

Convert Diagram2

Convert Models

  • Drag and drop models from a Structure Tree to diagrams.

Convert External Entity of DFD to Actor
in a UseCase Diagram

Convert Model

Converted External Entity


Convert Model2

Convert Diagram Element

  • Convert a diagram element to a model by using the popup menu of the diagram element.

Convert a lane in Flowchart to Actor in
UseCase Diagram using the popup menu

Convert Diagram Element

Converted Actor


Convert Diagram Element

Convert Diagrams and Models

UML

ER

Class DiagramER Diagram
Class
Actor
Interface
Entity
Boundary
Control
ER Entity

UML

DFD

ActorExternal Entity
UseCaseProcess

ER

UML

ER DiagramClass Diagram
ER EntityClass

ER

DFD

ER EntityData Store

DFD

UML

External EntityActor
ProcessUseCase

DFD

ER

Data Store, Data FlowER Entity

Flowchart

UML

Flow ElementUseCase
LaneActor