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About MagicDraw Personal Edition

MagicDraw Personal Edition

* The Personal Edition is no longer available, and v18.5 marked the final release of this product. The Personal Edition will continue to be supported through the release of MagicDraw v20. Please contact your No Magic Account Executive about upgrading.

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MagicDraw is the 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.

Industry standards-compliance and support

no-magic-inc 01MagicDraw supports the UML 2 metamodel, the latest XMI standard for data storage and the most popular programming languages for implementation.

Unlike other UML modeling and architecture environments, MagicDraw makes it easy for you to deploy a Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) environment that best suits the needs of your business. Our approach to standards and our Open API makes it easy for you to integrate with applications that work together, best supporting the needs of your business. We integrate with many leading products: IDEs, requirements, testing, estimation, MDD, database, and others.

Independence from specific development methodology

MagicDraw provides independence from any specific software development process, conforming nicely to your company process; allowing centralization of business and process modeling, requirements capture and design.

MagicDraw is not tied to any one phase of your project. Start MagicDraw from any point in your architecture and modeling process; it doesn't matter, for example, if your project is presently in a requirements or maintenance phase.

Usability, intuitiveness and quick start

quick reference guide umlMagicDraw provides intuitive controls within a very well designed GUI which allows users to model without having to spend time learning about the controls. Experience how quickly you get used to MagicDraw. With MagicDraw you will save time and improve productivity.


With UML Profiles and custom diagrams you can extend standard UML 2 to fit your specific problem domain. With our Open API, you can extend functionality to include new design patterns, metrics, transformations and other plugins. With the customizable MagicDraw report generation engine, users can tailor documentation to fit their company's internal development process.

Collaboration and team development

Using MagicDraw's Teamwork Server, multiple developers can work simultaneously on the same model. This makes your team collaboration notably faster and provides simple configuration management, controlled access to your artifacts, remote access to your model and an optimal way to manage your model and avoid conflicts.

MagicDraw is central to MDD solutions

MagicDraw is by far the tool of choice in the world of Model Driven Architecture. Major MDD vendors select and recommend MagicDraw. MagicDraw integrates with IO Software ArcStyler, AndroMDA, openArchitectureWare, Codagen Architect, and others.

Ten Reasons MagicDraw Literally Outpaces the Competition

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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 fast
With features like these - On-diagram editing, Automatic completion of Attributes, Operations, Parameters types, Pick Lists for types and names you'll find MagicDraw indispensable as you work more swiftly than ever before. The unique Smart Manipulators feature allows 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. Work collaboratively on the same model
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. Delivers source code from your UML model instantly
MagicDraw generates code for Java, EJB, C#, C++, CORBA IDL, DDL, WSDL, XML Schema. 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. Whether you are using MagicDraw as a standalone application or integrated with an IDE, you have the option for round-trip engineering to keep model and code synchronized. Since MagicDraw allows you to go further with code generation, it's the tool of choice in the world of Model Driven Development. MagicDraw integrates with IO Software ArcStyler, AndroMDA, and other MDD tools.

7. Automatic report generation
MagicDraw's automatic report generation engine rapidly produce comprehensive, professional requirements, software design documentation, and other types of reports in HTML, PDF, and RTF formats. MagicDraw 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
UML Profiles and custom diagrams allow users to extend standard UML to fit their specific problem domain. 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. Work quickly between modeling domains
With MagicDraw model transformations, you can quickly go back and forth from one modeling domain to another. MagicDraw 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. Quickly customized model navigation
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.

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