How to Generate Java from UML in NetBeans?

Code generation creates and updates source files in a Java project from UML models. You can select to update the whole project, package(s) and class(es) from Visual Paradigm to NetBeans. Before updating source files, you must open the UML project from the Java project.

Project Based Code Generation

You can generate and update source files from the whole UML project. Packages and classes will be created (if not already exists) or updated. To generate/update source files from UML project, perform any of the steps below:

  • Click  in NetBeans toolbar.
  • Click at the top of Diagram Navigator.
  • Right click on the root node of Diagram Navigator and select Update Project to Code from the popup menu.
    Update the whole Java project from UML project
    Update the whole Java project from UML project

Package Based Code Generation

You can generate and update package and its containing source file(s) from a UML package. Package and classes will be created (if not already exists) or updated. To generate/update source files from UML package, perform any of the steps below:

  • Right click on the package in any diagram and select Update to Code from the popup menu.
    Update source files from UML package
    Update source files from UML package
  • Right click on the package under Diagram Navigator/Model Explorer/Class Repository and select Update to Code from the popup menu.

Class Based Code Generation

You can generate and update source file from a UML class. Class will be created (if not already exists) or updated. To generate/update source file from UML class, perform any of the steps below:

  • Right click on the class in any diagram and select Update to Code from the popup menu.
    Update source file from UML class
    Update source file from UML class
  • Right click on the class under Diagram Navigator/Model Explorer/Class Repository and select Update to Code from the popup menu.

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