yUML Plug-in

Convert Astah UML diagrams for yUML - Astah makes it easier for you to use yUML's fabulous exporting features online!

  • Version: 0.2.0 (Updated: April 16, 2012)
  • For: Astah Professional and Astah Community (6.5 or later - download)
  • Author: Change Vision, Inc
  • Get: Source Code
  • About yUML: yUML is an online tool for creating and publishing simple UML diagrams.

yUML Plug-in instantly converts your UML diagrams into yUML's hand drawn looking diagrams. It converts not only the appearance, it also generates text data which is fully usable on yUML to utilize its fabulously easily outputting (To PDF document, JSON files..etc) and embedding abilities online. If you are existing yUML users, Astah can let you draw UML diagrams fast using icons visually, and texts will come with it, so all you do is to copy the automatically generated text and paste them on yUML to use its exporting features online.

How to convert UML to yUML

  1. Download the yUML Plug-in (.jar file) from here.
  2. Run Astah and go to [Help] - [Plugin List] menu and click [Install] button.
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  3. Select the .jar file and restart Astah.
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  4. [yUML] menu should be added under [Tool] menu
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  5. Open a project file that includes the diagrams you want to convert to yUML and then go to [Tool] - [yUML] - [Convert to yUML diagrams]
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  6. [yUML diagram viewer] appears and shows the converted diagram images and its text in the box above.
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  7. You can compare the diagram views between yUML and Astah by selecting the tab:[Astah]
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  8. Then selecting [yUML]
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  9. You can modify diagram by directly editing the text in the box and then update the figure by clicking [Repaint] button.Or you can copy the whole text by clicking [Copy] and continue working on it on yUML to use their online features such as exporting PDF document JSON Files, SVG export...etc.

Astah also supports the following features:

This Plug-in works with Astah Community and Professional