How to Install and Use ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor in Eclipse
If you are looking for a tool that can help you create and edit UML sequence diagrams from your Java code, you might want to try ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor. This is an Eclipse plug-in that allows you to generate sequence diagrams by dragging and dropping classes from the Eclipse Package Explorer or by using a graphical editor. You can also edit the diagrams by adding, deleting, or rearranging elements, changing their properties, or applying different layouts. ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor can help you visualize and understand the dynamic behavior of your Java applications, as well as document and communicate your design decisions.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor in Eclipse. We will also explain how to get a license for the software and what are the benefits of doing so.
How to Install ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor
To install ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor, you need to have Eclipse Java IDE and a Java Development Kit installed on your computer. You also need to have an internet connection to download the plug-in. Here are the steps to follow:
Open Eclipse and go to Help > Install New Software.
In the Install dialog, click on Add... to add a new update site.
In the Add Repository dialog, enter \"ObjectAid\" as the name and \"http://www.objectaid.com/update/current\" as the location. Click OK.
Back in the Install dialog, select the ObjectAid UML Explorer category and check the box for ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor. You can also check the box for ObjectAid Diagram Add-On if you want to create class diagrams, composite structure diagrams, and package diagrams from your Java code.
Click Next and follow the instructions to complete the installation. You may need to accept some license agreements and restart Eclipse.
How to Use ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor
Once you have installed ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor, you can start creating sequence diagrams from your Java code. Here are some basic steps to follow:
In Eclipse, create or open a Java project that contains some classes with methods.
In the Package Explorer view, right-click on a class or a package and select New > Other... > ObjectAid UML Diagram > Sequence Diagram. Click Next.
In the New Sequence Diagram dialog, enter a name for your diagram and choose a location to save it. Click Finish.
A new sequence diagram file will be created and opened in a graphical editor. You will see a blank diagram with a toolbar and a palette on the top.
To add classes to your diagram, drag them from the Package Explorer view or from the palette and drop them on the diagram area. You can also use the toolbar buttons to create new classes or interfaces.
To add method calls between classes, drag an arrow from the source class to the target class. A dialog will pop up where you can select a method from a list of available methods or enter a custom method name. Click OK.
To edit the properties of any element on your diagram, right-click on it and select Properties. A dialog will pop up where you can change various attributes such as name, visibility, parameters, return type, etc.
To apply different layouts to your diagram, use the toolbar buttons or go to Layout > Arrange All.
To save your diagram, go to File > Save or press Ctrl+S.
How to Get a License for ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor
ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor is not free software. You need a license to use it beyond the 30-day trial period. The license costs $19 for a single user and $99 for a site license. By purchasing a license, you will support the development of the software and get access to updates and technical support.
To get a license for ObjectAid Sequence Diagram Editor, you need to create an account with ObjectAid here. Using this account, you can request an evaluation license or purchase a full license. You will receive an email with your license key and instructions on how to activate it. 061ffe29dd