MagicDraw is an award-winning business process, architecture, software and system modeling tool with teamwork support. Designed for Business Analysts, Software Analysts, Programmers, QA Engineers, and Documentation Writers, this dynamic and versatile development tool facilitates analysis and design of Object Oriented (OO) systems and databases. It provides the industry's best code engineering mechanism (with full round-trip support for Java, C++, C#, CL (MSIL) and CORBA IDL programming languages), as well as database schema modeling, DDL generation and reverse engineering facilities.
M2Spring, M2Code for Java and M2Flex come with MagicDraw UML Standard Edition.
Ten Reasons MagicDraw Literally Outpaces the Competition
1. Promotes quick learning with intuitive interface
Easy access to the most common operations is a cornerstone of MagicDraw's user interface. Because all major commands are reachable through a single click, you can focus on modeling. Choose your favorite one-click method: from standard menus, context menus, shortcuts, or toolbars. With MagicDraw you can complete your tasks with half the steps demanded by other tools.
2. Creates diagrams faster than any tool on the market
On-diagram editing. Automatic completion of Attributes, Operations, and Parameters type. Pick Lists for types and names. With features like these, you'll find MagicDraw indispensable as you work more swiftly than ever before.. The unique Smart Manipulators feature makes for high-velocity diagram creation and editing. And since MagicDraw's automatic UML semantics checking facilitates the creation of valid models, you won't waste valuable time correcting improper UML.
3. Derives models from existing source code in just seconds
MagicDraw's reverse engineering is the fastest way to get UML models from Java, C#, C++, CORBA IDL, EJB 2.0, DDL, CIL (MSIL), WSDL, and XML Schema source code. Our automatic generation of sequence diagrams from Java source code adds a more detailed view of the system.
4. Visualizes your model in a few quick steps
MagicDraw's automatic generation of static structure, package dependency, and hierarchy diagrams allows multiple views of the same model. Automatically generating your hierarchy diagram requires just a few seconds, compared to the hours required to do the same work manually.
5. Keeps your team in the express lane by enabling them to work on the same model in parallel
Using MagicDraw's Teamwork Server, multiple developers can work simultaneously on the same model. This accelerates your team's collaboration while providing simple configuration management, controlled access to all your artifacts, and remote access to your model. It's the optimal way to manage your model and avoid version conflicts.
6. Integrates with the most popular IDEs
Integrations with the most popular IDEs (Eclipse, IBM WSAD and RAD, Borland JBuilder, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans, Sun Java Studio) eliminate the need for a native MagicDraw IDE. Since you can continue using your favorite IDE for coding, there's no need to waste valuable time learning a new one.
7. Eliminates tedious document preparation with automatic report generation!
Use MagicDraw's automatic report generation engine to quickly produce comprehensive, professional requirements, software design documentation, and other types of reports in HTML, PDF, and RTF formats. MagicDraw UML generates standard artifacts that match your software development process. The report engine allows you to generate up-to-date reports based on your own templates with layout and formatting specified.
8. Extends UML capabilities beyond UML 2 -- in a snap
MagicDraw does this in minutes -- without additional coding. UML Profiles and custom diagrams allow you to extend standard UML to fit your specific problem domain. You can quickly create custom diagrams that fit your software development process. Define your own custom toolbar for stereotyped element creation -- you'll instantly accelerate your modeling effort.
9. Accelerates your 'travel time' between modeling domains
With MagicDraw model transformations, you can quickly go back and forth from one modeling domain to another. MagicDraw UML allows model transformations both ways: from Platform Independent Model (PIM) to Platform Specific Model (PSM) and from PSM to PIM. With model transformations, you can produce many specific models, such as XML Schema, DDL, or your customized specific model from a generic one.
10. Enables speedy navigation through your models
With MagicDraw hyperlinks, you can link to any model element, to elements in other diagrams, different models, and files or documents outside the model. This easy to use functionality allows you to customize model navigation to your specific needs. Use the Content Diagram for creating an overview of the content of your project diagrams in a single location.
MagicDraw runs on a wide variety of operating systems, such as Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7, and everywhere else where Java 5 or 6 is supported.
Information about MagicDraw editions can be found here.