What's New in Visual Paradigm

Latest release: 17.2 (May 27, 2024)


Enhanced web diagram import: 10+ new types added

Enjoy effortless diagram creation and editing using our intuitive online diagram editor, and seamlessly import your creations into Visual Paradigm Desktop for further enhancement and modeling. In our latest release, we're thrilled to introduce support for importing over 10 new diagram types, including:

  • UML
    • Activity Diagram
    • Sequence Diagram
    • Deployment Diagram
    • State Diagram
    • Component Diagram
    • Package Diagram
  • Data Flow Diagram
  • Entity Relationship Diagram
  • Structural
    • Work Breakdown Structure (Professional Ed. or above)
    • Organization Chart
  • Mind Map (Standard Ed. or above)
Enhanced web diagram import: 10+ new types added

Maintain multiple project browsers with Project Publisher

Utilize the Project Publisher to generate a web-based project browser for your project. In the previous version, we enabled users to publish and maintain the browser directly to Visual Paradigm Server / Visual Paradigm Online. In the new version, we've introduced the ability to maintain multiple copies. This enhancement empowers you to effortlessly establish multiple project snapshots.

Maintain multiple project browsers with Project Publisher

Additional DBMS in database generation and reversal

Database generation and reversal are crucial features that enable users to seamlessly establish traceability between their database blueprint (ERD) and the physical database. Visual Paradigm has long provided support for a diverse range of database types. In our latest version, we're excited to expand this coverage by introducing support for Exasol, Teradata, and AWS Athena. This enhancement empowers users with even greater flexibility in managing their database projects.

Additional DBMS in database generation and reversal

Improved customization of Tagged Values display

Visual Paradigm 17.2 introduces enhanced flexibility in displaying tagged values on diagrams. In addition to the existing options "Show All," "Show Non-Empty," and "Hide All," users can now select specific tagged values to display within a shape. This feature empowers users with finer control over the presentation of tagged values, streamlining diagram clarity and customization.


Support of change request process

Visual Paradigm Server's branch feature has long provided users with the capability to execute and isolate design changes effectively. In our latest version, we've bolstered this functionality by introducing enhanced support for change request management workflows. Here's how it works:

  1. Clients can submit change requests and initiate changes within an independent branch.
  2. Upon completion, clients can request approval for their changes.
  3. Approvers, designated by their roles in the project configuration, receive notifications regarding approval requests. They can then review project content and commit logs online.
  4. Approvers have the option to provide feedback using the PostMania tool.
  5. Following review, approvers can either approve or reject the changes.
  6. Clients can engage in communication with approvers via PostMania. In case of rejection, clients can rectify the changes and resubmit the request.
  7. Once approved, clients can proceed with the merge process.

This refined change request management workflow enhances collaboration and ensures smooth integration of design modifications within projects.


Visual Paradigm Server Enhancement

Streamlined project and folder management in Visual Paradigm Server

We've made enhancements to the administrator UI of Visual Paradigm Server to improve the user experience in project management:

  1. Easily create folders and projects by hovering over a folder, revealing intuitive [Create Folder] and [Create Project] buttons. Click to initiate the desired operation effortlessly.
  2. Improved visual alignment brings buttons closer to folders, enhancing clarity and making navigation more intuitive.
Visual Paradigm Server Infrastructure Update

Visual Paradigm Server Infrastructure Update

In our latest update to Visual Paradigm Server, we have upgraded to bundle Tomcat 9.0.81.0 and OpenJDK 21+35-LTS. These enhancements deliver improved performance, enhanced security, and greater stability across our platform, ensuring a seamless experience for users engaged in collaborative modeling and design projects.

Note for existing VP Server users: To take advantage of these upgrades, you must perform a server migration to update the runtime. For detailed instructions, please refer to the Visual Paradigm Server Migration Guide.


Doc. Composer Enhancements

Improved data retrieval in Doc. Composer with recursive support

In Visual Paradigm version 17.2, Doc. Composer's Loop element gains enhanced capabilities, now enabling the retrieval of data from elements across multiple nested levels. This new feature empowers users to efficiently extract and incorporate data into their reports, enhancing flexibility and depth in document generation.

Enhanced rule extraction in Doc. Composer

In Visual Paradigm's Doc. Composer, users can now retrieve conditions and actions from Decision Tables directly within the XML template. This feature simplifies the process of listing rules and outputs conditions and actions for each rule, streamlining document generation for improved efficiency and accuracy.

Enhanced rule extraction in Doc. Composer

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