Software Ideas Modeler-free visio alternative to create technical diagrams

by jasonvonruden 17. May 2010 20:59

If you are Looking to create development related technical documentation then this free Visio alternative is for you.  The custom activity based diagram templates look great and are easy to use.  An added bonus is that Software Ideas Modeler can export to EMF, WMF, SVG, PNG, PDF formats.

Software Ideas Modeler is a lightweight and powerful CASE Tool for the creation of UML diagrams and some others. Software Ideas Modeler is freeware (also for commercial-use).

Diagram Type Supported

* Activity diagram
* Class Diagram
* Communication diagram
* Component Diagram
* Composite Structure Diagram
* Deployment diagram
* Interaction Overview Diagram
* Object diagram
* Package Diagram
* Profile Diagram
* Sequence diagram
* State machine diagram
* Use case diagram

Main features:
* Fast and easy drawing of diagrams
* 13 types of UML diagrams
* 6 types of other diagrams (Data Flow, Mixed, CRC, Requirement, UI, ERD)
* Diagram styling
* Export to EMF, WMF, SVG, PNG, PDF
* Source code generating (C#, VB.NET, SQL DDL)
* Documentation generating