What's New in Visual Paradigm

Latest release: 17.1 (May 20, 2023)

Visual Paradigm Server Improvements

We are thrilled to introduce significant enhancements to VP Server, our collaborative platform designed to streamline teamwork and enhance productivity.

Teamwork Password

Improved security: Define password rules for team members

Password Complexity Rules empowers you to define the criteria for setting secure and robust passwords for team members. With this feature, you can customize the password requirements to suit your specific needs, ensuring stronger protection for the accounts and sensitive information. Here are some rules you can apply:

  • Enforce the inclusion of at least one character from each of the following categories: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numerical digits, and non-alphanumeric characters.
  • Minimum length
  • Specify certain characters or strings that passwords should not start with
  • Establish a time limit for passwords

Manage the upgrading of plug-in

You can manage your plugins within your VP Server repository, enabling users to conveniently download them from the server. This centralized approach offers improved management of plugin deployment. In the latest version, we have enhanced this feature by enabling you to upload newer versions of plugins. Users will be promptly notified about the availability of these updates, allowing them to effortlessly update their plugins without any hassle.

Enhanced Enterprise Model Finder
Teamwork Enhancements

Centralized configuration

Ensure that your team shares a consistent set of custom Visual Paradigm configurations (e.g., VM options, user-specific options, etc.) by storing the configuration settings in the VP Server. Team members can easily apply the configuration file(s) from the server, ensuring uniformity and alignment across the team's working environment.

Showcase your projects online: Hosting your Project Publisher outcome on VP Server

Project Publisher enables you to publish your project as a Web-based project browser. With Version 17.1, sharing this project browser becomes even simpler, as you can now host the published content directly in your VP Server repository. This allows you to conveniently share the URL of the published outcome with others, granting them access to view your project. To ensure that only the intended audience can access the content, you can specify three levels of access rights: "Project Members Only," "All Members + Viewers," or "Everyone."

Enhanced Enterprise Model Finder

ETL Table enhancements

The ETL Table serves as a powerful tool for displaying project data and selected properties in a tabular format, providing users with a comprehensive overview of their project information. With the new enhancements, we have further expanded the capabilities of ETL Table to offer a more flexible experience.

Supported display the owning project of elements in ETL table

ETL Table is a convenient tool that enables you to display specific project data and selected properties in a tabular format. In Version 17.1, we have enhanced ETL Table by introducing the ability to display the owning project of project elements. This enhancement proves particularly useful when you need to create a table that lists elements from multiple project sources, and the source attribution holds significance for your analysis or organization.

Plugins management

Supported filtering elements in ETL table according to its containing project

In addition to displaying the project source, we have further enhanced the filter functionality in ETL Table. Now, you can utilize the owning project as a criteria when listing elements, allowing you to narrow down the table to only include elements from specific project(s). This enhancement provides you with greater control and flexibility in customizing your ETL Table to suit your specific project-related requirements.

Project template

Modeling REST API parameters' Enum type

Visual Paradigm supports modeling a REST API using Class Diagrams and provides the ability to generate Swagger. In version 17.1, we have introduced support for using enum types for parameters. This means you can now define and utilize enumeration types when specifying parameters for your REST API, enhancing the precision and clarity of your API design.

Manage team projects with folders

Supported Temporal Table in ERD

Temporal Tables is a feature in Microsoft SQL Server that allows you to store and manage data history, enabling you to track changes and retrieve previous versions of data. Visual Paradigm 17.1 supports the modeling of temporal tables and the generation of related SQL. Here are some notes about this change:

  1. Set a table to be a Temporal table through the Entity specification. Click on the inverted triangle at the top right to open the Temporal Table tab.
  2. There are numerous settings:
    • Start time column: The time that a row was created or updated
    • End time column: The time that the row was modified or deleted
    • History table: The previous version of the row each time a row in the temporal table gets updated or deleted
Enhanced VP Server report and log

Enhanced BPMN intermediate events to conform to Choreography task specification

The following types of intermediate events can now be attached to the boundary of Choreography activities.

  • Message
  • Timer
  • Cancel
  • Compensation
  • Conditional
  • Signal
  • Multiple
SysML enhancements

Supported link web diagram elements to desktop diagrams

As a comprehensive modeling and diagramming software, Visual Paradigm Desktop facilitates the creation of visual models and diagrams. In version 17.1, we have introduced a new feature that enables you to establish linkages between shapes in a diagram and other diagrams within your visual model. This means you can seamlessly navigate and connect relevant information by linking shapes to specific diagrams, enhancing the overall coherence and accessibility of your visual models.

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