Smart Development Environment 4.2 Released

January 29, 2008 - Visual Paradigm International Limited announced today the release of Smart Development Environment 4.2 (SDE 4.2).

SDE 4.2 introduces a number of new features and enhancements, which include:
  • Mind mapping diagrams
  • Nicknamer for assigning different names and documentation to specific model elements
  • Define and customize requirement types
  • Display full set of requirements in tabular view
  • Traceability support using Model Transitor
  • Organize model elements and diagrams using Model Explorer
  • Freehand shapes
  • Callout shapes
  • Team collaboration with Perforce
  • Drag-and-drop copying, moving and reordering of classes and entity members
  • Open view from model elements

Enhancements to SDE 4.2 include:
  • Revamped Report Writer
  • Smart routing for flow of business process diagrams
  • Automatically stretch pools and lanes to fit business process diagrams
  • Reverse engineer database definition language (DDL) models to entity relationship diagram (ERD) models

Pricing and Availability

SDE 4.2 is now available through the Visual Paradigm online shop ( and through Visual Paradigm authorized resellers ( SDE is available under both single-seat (developer-based) and floating licenses. Single-seat license are available from US $99 for Modeler Edition to US $1399 for Enterprise Edition. Alternatively, these licenses can be purchased with a one-year software maintenance contract for prices starting from US $118.5 up to US $1678.5. A floating license is available from US $128.5 to US $1818.5, or US $154.0 to US $2182.0 including a one-year software maintenance contract. Both minor and major version upgrades are covered by the maintenance contract.

Smart Development Environment

SDE offers seamless integration of UML modeling tool with all leading IDEs (Visual Studio®, Eclipse, Borland JBuilder®, NetBeans/Sun™ ONE, IntelliJ IDEA™, Oracle JDeveloper, BEA WebLogic Workshop™). SDE embeds itself into IDE to provide a unified modeling and development environment. SDE product home page is available at

Visual Paradigm International Limited

Visual Paradigm International Limited is a leading provider of software solutions that enable organizations to develop quality applications faster, better and cheaper. Visual Paradigm is dedicated to continually developing and delivering software, services and partnerships to help customers accurately transform their system requirements into high-quality software solutions, all with minimum risk and maximum return on investment. All Visual Paradigm products are designed and developed to remove complexity, improve productivity and compress customers' software development time frames.

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