Smart Development Environment 5.1 Released

September 21, 2009 - Visual Paradigm International Limited announced today the release of Smart Development Environment 5.1 (SDE 5.1).

SDE 5.1 introduces a number of new features, which includes:
  • Matrix
  • Analysis Diagram
  • Use case flow of events editor
  • Use cases and actors grid
  • Voice documentation
  • Glossary grid
  • Report template designer
  • Test case editor
  • Web application screen mock up
  • Support mirror model element from dependent project

Enhancements to SDE 5.1 includes:
  • Customizable use case rank
  • Combine multiple communication diagram message to single arrow head
  • Support BPMN 2.0 notations
  • Transit pool/lane to actor while transit business process task to use case
  • Automatic sweep process after insert task
  • Identify business process elements using textual analysis
  • Support remove columns in generate database schema update script
  • Synchronize multiple class diagrams and entity relationship diagrams
  • Support collapse node in mind mapping diagram
  • Reference other project model elements
  • Allow show attributes as associations or attributes
  • Support more options in find model element dialog box
  • Java code round-trip engineering with multiple source path

Pricing and Availability

SDE 5.1 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, NetBeans/Sun™ ONE, IntelliJ IDEA™). SDE embeds itself into IDE to provide a unified modeling and development environment. SDE product home page is available at

Visual Paradigm International Limited

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