Smart Development Environment 5.0 Released

April 20, 2009 - Visual Paradigm International Limited announced today the release of Smart Development Environment 5.0 (SDE 5.0).

SDE 5.0 introduces a number of new features and enhancements, which include:
  • Reference other projects' model elements
  • Compare and show difference between diagrams visually
  • Support Freehand shape
  • Support justify shape name
  • Support Style for shapes and connectors
  • Support Layer
  • Showing line jump in Arc Square, Skip or normal
  • Align Connector Caption Base on Connector Orientation
  • Support Generalization Set in Class Diagram
  • Model and generate DB Sequence
  • Pinable connector end
  • Undo committed changes by reverting revisions

Enhancements to SDE 5.0 include:
  • Support exclude file and folder in C++
  • Showing documentation when playing animation
  • Generate formatted DDL

Pricing and Availability

SDE 5.0 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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