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Astah Plug-in Development Tutorial

The Astah Plug-in architecture makes it possible for you to empower Astah by adding your own functions. You are able to add your own components like menu or extended views to Astah’s GUI.

In this tutorial, we will introduce you how to develop Plug-ins for Astah with a few samples.


Below is a table of software and its version that are used in this tutorial. You can use other versions of software, but please note that some settings or appearance of dialogs may look different than ones we have in this tutorial.

Software Version
OS Windows7, Ubuntu Linux 11.10
Java Oracle JDK 7
Astah Professional, UML, and Community 6.7
Astah SysML 1.1
Eclipse 3.7.1
IntelliJ IDEA 11.1