What's New in Visual Paradigm

Latest release: 15.1 (Aug 6, 2018)

Scrum Process Canvas

A one-page process diagram that helps your team manage scrum project activities and other assets such as scrum team, product backlog, sprint backlog, daily scrum, impediment, burndown, scrum review and retrospective, etc.

Scrum Process Canvas
Browse work item

Browse a work item

The Scrum Process Canvas presents the scrum activities in an organized manner. To start working on a work item, simply click on it to browse for its steps.

Perform scrum process activity

Perform activity

Perform the activity by following the steps given. Depending on the work item, you may be asked to fill-in a table, draw diagrams or so.

Generate scrum deliverable

Generate document

Effectively communicate ideas the with documents generated from the information gathered under work items.

To use Scrum Process Canvas, select Agile > Scrum Canvas from the toolbar.

Wireflow Diagram - A Wireframe-based Flowchart

Wireframes is a widely adopted UX tool that allows designer and client to work together in identifying the content and functionality of screens. A wireflow makes UX even more effective by harnessing the power of wireframe and flowchart, creating a step-based UX diagram that illustrates the steps and decision points of particular scenarios and the possible navigation paths throughout these steps.

Wireflow diagram

Draw or compose wireframes, at your own choice

A wireflow is formed by a sequence of screens called 'scenes'. Depending on the level of detail required, you can create and embed detailed wireframe as a scene, or to compose a scene by choosing the components from the wireframe symbol library. 400+ ready-to-use wireframe symbols are available.

Draw or compose wireframes, at your own choice

Animating Wireflow Diagram

As long as a user interaction involves alternate and exceptional cases, there are multiple paths of wireflow that can be navigated. To reduce the application complexity, the wireflow editor allows you to specify a particular path (or often called scenario) of wireflow to be animated, so that we can split a user feature to be in sync with the partition of a simple user story or testing scenario.

Wireflow Animation
Wireflow Slideshow

Play the animation as a storyboard slideshow

Besides animating a path in the wireflow diagram, you can also play the wireframes one by one as a storyboard slideshow. You can stay at a slide, navigate around the wireflow back and forth as you like. This facilitates deeper discussions on UX, which is particularly useful when people want to spend a bit more time on one or more scenes, or skip through some of them in the wireflow path.

UX Prototyping Tool

Create wireflow to visualize screen flow and screen layout. Run prototype with stakeholder to demonstrate and confirm your work. The UX prototyping tool allows you to perform prototyping in 4 easy steps.

Step 1: Confirm screen flow

Visualize the overall screen flow by creating an initial wireflow with placeholder scenes. Then, discuss and confirm the flow with stakeholder. The identification of screen flow allows you to establish a solid basis for further UX discussions and design work.

Step 2: Wireframing

Make necessary change to the screen flow based on the result of discussion. Then, create wireframe for each of the placeholder scene and confirm your design with the stakeholder. A wireframe is an early conceptual design of user interface which shows the layout of a screen with simple page components and mock content (lorem ipsum). Low-fidelity wireframes are quick to create and change. It is an excellent tool to enhance team communication.

Step 3: Define scene interaction

Define the interactions between wireframes with events. The definition will be applied when running a prototype.

Step 4: Confirm prototype

Present the functionality by demonstrating the wireflow. The prototype player makes the wireframes easy to comprehend. You can interact with the wireframes to express your design - Click on buttons to jump to another wireframe, fill-in text boxes with sample content, etc. Demonstrate the wireflow as-if running an executable application. Confirm the prototype with the stakeholders and start off development with their needs clarified and confirmed.

Create Brilliant Charts in Minutes

Create charts for your presentations and reports. Easily edit the chart data through the spreadsheet editor - Just replace the values by typing in your own data set. The chart will be updated automatically to reflect every little change you made.

Create Brilliant Charts in Minutes

Massive chart types supported

All-inclusive diagramming software that is capable for many drawing types including flowcharts, mind maps, electrical schematics... and that is just the beginning!

Design Impactful Infographics

Use our Infographic Maker to create attractive visual representations of information and data.

Design Impactful Infographics

SWOT, Value Chain, PEST, and More

Understand changes - Discover opportunities - Generate better options & choices - Take concrete actions - Stay competitive in marketplace!

SWOT Analysis

SWOT Analysis

PEST Analysis

PEST Analysis

Value Chain Analysis

Value Chain Analysis

Five Forces Analysis

Five Forces Analysis

Four Corners Analysis

Four Corners Analysis

Effective Cloud Services Architecture Designer

Need to diagram your cloud service architecture? We provide the easiest and most powerful architecture design tool in the world. You can diagram your IT solutions with all the icons and symbols you need. Click the images below for examples. Start creating professional architecture diagrams today!

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Google Cloud Platform

Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Azure

Microsoft Azure

Alibaba Cloud

Alibaba Cloud

Tencent Cloud

Tencent Cloud

Easy-to-Use Flowchart Maker

Quickly create brilliant flowchart to represent a logic sequence, work process, manufacturing processes and more.

Easy-to-Use Flowchart maker

Other Cloud-based Diagram Tools

Besides charts, strategic infographic, infographic and flowchart, you can also create the following diagrams in Visual Paradigm.

Venn Diagram

Venn Diagram

Present data relationships between or within a sets, groups of objects that have a set of shared factors.

Rack Diagram

Rack Diagram

Create a Rack Diagram which will help you document and design a rack of network equipment..

Network Diagram

Network Diagram

Visual Paradigm can help you create a Network Diagram to represent the flow sequence between the project's elements and or activities.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan

Using the Floor Plan Maker you can create a diagram of scale to illustrate a room or suites.

Agile and Scrum Enhancements

Tracking of sprint progress is strengthened by the introduction of burndown chart and scrum board.

Burndown chart for progress tracking

Burndown chart for progress tracking

Track the remaining amount of work anytime within a sprint. Burndown chart helps you identify your team's performance and to determine whether the user stories can be finished on schedule.

Scrum Board for tracking tasks' progresses

Scrum Board for tracking tasks' progresses

Scrum board gives you an overview of all sprint tasks. In a scrum board, tasks are partitioned into multiple columns of statuses.

Outputting Tasifier tasks to Report

Output your task list into Microsoft Word, PDF or HTML reports, which helps you discuss and communicate project activities with colleagues easier.

Enteprise Model Finder

Enteprise Model Finder

Enterprise Model Finder

Quickly search and find the model you want to reuse by using the Enterprise Model Finder. Search with keywords based on elements' name and description across VP projects.

STEPS Wizards: Analysis and Design Step-by-Step

Seamless Techniques Expressed in Prescribed Steps (STEPS) is a powerful and groundbreaking feature for software development. Like a recipe that tells you how to cook a meal, STEPS are recipes that lead you through a series of well-defined steps for conducting a particular (reusable) analysis or modeling pattern for certain aspect of your development process. Your team can reuse or choose the appropriate Wizard in your project from the default set provided by Visual Paradigm.

How does it work?
Select Modeling > New Wizard... from the toolbar. You will then be redirected to a page of all wizards. Click on a wizard to browse for its details, and to import it into your project and start working.

List of STEPS Wizards

Title Steps Compatible Editions
Use Case 2.0
  • List the team members
  • Identify actors (i.e. target users) and their use cases
  • Identify use case stories
  • Identify test cases
  • Plan release
  • Plan sprints
  • Task Management - Create tasks for development activities
Enterprise Professional
Developing MVC Sequence Diagrams from CRUD Model
  • Draw a conceptual ER Diagram to visualize business objects
  • Develop a CRUD model that identifies the activities/processes that create/read/update/delete the business objects
  • Complete the MVC Sequence Diagrams generated
Enterprise Professional
Developing CRUD from DFD
  • Draw a DFD
  • Mark 'C', 'R', 'U', 'D' on data flows
  • Obtain the CRUD Chart generated
Enterprise Professional Standard
Competitive Analysis with Radar Chart
  • Develop a Radar Chart to identify the strengths and weakness of your brand and your competitors'.
  • Analyze & comment on the gap between you and your competitors.
Enterprise Professional
Capability Maturity Assessment
  • Develop a baseline capability map
  • Produce a baseline capability heat map
  • Produce a target capability heat map
  • Review and describe the maturity gaps
Capability-Based Transformation Planning
  • Develop a target capability map
  • Describe how the target capabilities can be realized

Enhanced Customer Journey Mapping

Customer Journey Mapping is emerging as a powerful Customer Experience (CX) tool. It facilitates the studying of customer experience by visualizing customers' thoughts and feelings through the touchpoints, which are the points of interaction that might alter the way the customers feel about a product, brand, business or service.

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  1. Stages

    Critical milestones of a customer journey.

  2. Persona

    A fictional character developed to represent a specific group of customer.

  3. Separators

    Establish meaningful grouping to lanes.

  4. Lanes

    A particular aspect of customer journey. Typical journey map has lanes that describe the touchpoints, customer emotions, thinking and ideas for improvements.

  5. Bullet item cell format

    List information in item base.

  6. Apply color code for items

    Categorize items by applying different color code.

  7. Configurable chart cell

    Compare a set of statistical information with cell-based chart.

  8. Area chart

    Show or compare a quantitative progression over time.

  1. Numbered items (Cross stages)

    Describe the steps of a journey with numbered items.

  2. Customer Experience chart

    Present the change of customer emotion over time. The nodes refer to the items listed in a particular lane.

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  1. Use images in cells

    Visualize a customer journey with images.

  2. Description cell

    Besides listing information point by point, you can also write description for the entire cell.

  3. Smiley faces

    Present the change of customer emotion throughout the stages with smiley faces.

  1. Numbered items (Within stage)

    Describe the steps within a stage with numbered items.

  2. Items traceability in lanes

    Link between touchpoints, customer thinking/feeling and ideas for improvements.

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Temporarily hide away a lane

Show stakeholders the information they interested in. Optionally hide away particular lanes in the map.

Move lanes up/down with drag-and-drop

Press on the header of a lane and drag it up and down to reposition it.

Stage description

Besides naming a stage, you can give it a brief description and have it appear below the stage name.

Visual API Designer for Swagger and API Blueprint

Design, describe and document RESTful API in a total graphical way. You can design RESTful API easily by creating simple Class Diagram, like the one below. The graphical design approach, along with our award-winning diagramming interface make API design simple, straight-forward and error free.

Wireflow Animation
Generate Swagger / API Blueprint formatted API

Generate Swagger / API Blueprint formatted API

Generate complete API definition in accordance with the Swagger 2 or API Blueprint specification. The API details all of its resources and operations based totally on your visual API design.

Generate interactive API documentation

Generate interactive API documentation

Generate beautiful, interactive API documentation that allows your development team and end consumers to easily get started with your API resources.

Visual Paradigm Online

We are glad to announce the introduction of Visual Paradigm Online ("VP Online"), an online diagramming solution that boost your productivity, enhance collaboration and save your cost. With VP Online you can create diagrams, charts and other visuals from a wide range of diagram types, in the simplest way.

Notes to existing Visual Paradigm (Desktop) and VPository users:

Your VPository account, your work stored in VPository and the VPository features that you can access in previous versions will remain working as they were, under VP Online. No additional step is required to move from VPository to VP Online.

To further clarify the relationship between Visual Paradigm Desktop and VP Online, please read: Accessibility of web-based features from Visual Paradigm desktop

Visual Paradigm Online Drawing Tools

For your every diagramming need

Draw UML, ArchiMate, BPMN and Flow Chart online. Develop SWOT, PEST, Five Forces and more.

Supported diagrams:

Software Design

Software Design

  • UML
  • ER Diagram
  • PERT Chart
  • PEST Analysis
  • Business Cpt.
  • Azure
  • ITIL
EA and Business

EA and Business

  • ArchiMate
  • DFD
  • Venn Diagram
  • Five Forces
  • Network Dgm.
  • Google Cloud
Networking Design

Networking Design

  • BPMN
  • Mind Map
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Four Corners
  • Rack Diagram
  • Alibaba Cloud
General Purposes

General Purposes

  • Flowchart
  • Mind Map
  • Organization Chart
  • Venn Diagram
  • Floor Plan
Strategic Analysis

Strategic Analysis

  • SWOT Analysis
  • PEST Analysis
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Five Forces Analysis
  • Four Corners Analysis
Cloud Architecture

Cloud Architecture

  • AWS Architecture
  • Azure Architecture
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Alibaba Cloud Diagram
  • Tencent Cloud Diagram
  • ITIL
Charts and Infographic

Charts and Infographic

  • Column Chart
  • Line Chart
  • Pie Chart
  • Doughnut Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Area Chart
  • Scatter Chart
  • Bubble Chart
  • Radar Chart
  • Pictorial Chart
  • Pyramid Chart
  • Funnel Chart
  • Gauge Chart
  • Radial Chart
  • Rose Chart
  • Heat Map
  • Tree Map
  • Infographic

Features and Benefits:

  • Wide range of diagram types supported
  • Intuitive web editing interface
  • Google Drive integration
  • Real-time synchronization of diagram
  • Export as PNG, JPG, GIF & SVG
  • Visio stencil & drawing import
  • Office Add-in: Embed diagrams in PowerPoint, Word, etc
  • Multilingual

For more details about Visual Paradigm Online, please check: https://online.visual-paradigm.com

Enhanced On-Demand Model ETL

Design your desirable views of model data in a tabular form for bulk-view/edit/prioritize/visualize using Model ETL big data technology.

On-Demand Model ETL
  • Second Level Detail in One Table

    Second Level Detail in One Table

    A basic Model ETL can extract data from a particular model or diagram (i.e. Use Case Diagram or a data table). Now, the enhanced model ETL allows you to extract data from multiple models or diagrams and combine those information into an integrated Model ETL Table for data transformation and visualization.

  • Aspect-Oriented Properties

    Aspect-Oriented Properties

    Aspect Oriented Properties (AOP) is a user-defined set of tagged values of a particular aspect for reusable purpose. It is attachable and detachable on-demand for model extension, i.e., an AOP of cost estimation is applicable for both use cases or user stories and can often be used in combination of an ETL table.

  • Drag-to-create shape from ETL Table

    Drag-to-create shape from ETL Table

    Instantly create a view from a model element being listed in an ETL Table, through dragging that element from the ETL Table shape. It's simple, flexible and intuitive.

Extract Any Model from Anywhere through Glossary

Different diagrams correspond to different views of a system that could be combined to form a full picture of a system. Any particular element of one diagram may be linked or evolved from an element in another diagram. Visual Paradigm provides a gateway to identify new elements from existing ones and establish the linkages in between. To do this, extract glossary term from the name or description of an element. When you do this, you can optionally create model element with the identified term. The created element will be dropped to the Diagram Backlog pane, readily for use in diagram.

Extract Any Model from Anywhere through Glossary

Upgrade to Hibernate 5.1

Upgrade to Hibernate 5.1

To ensure that your work continues to remain secure and robust, we have upgrade our ORM support to use Hibernate 5.1, the latest version of Hibernate.

New Features in Standard Edition

The Standard Edition users under valid maintenance plan can now enjoy the free upgrade for the great features below:

Reference Mapping Editor

Reference Mapping Editor

View and edit references of diagram shapes conveniently through a drag-and-drop reference mapping editor.

BPMN Simulation

BPMN Simulation

Visually simulate the execution of a business process modeled in a BPMN process diagram. It helps you determine the best use of company resources.

Animating Diagram

Animating Diagram

Discuss process design with IT and business stakeholders using the animation tool. The animation tool brings your design live, making discussions easier and more effective.

5 SoaML Diagrams

5 SoaML Diagrams

Describe and understand how people, organization and system components work together by using services to achieve business objectives. 5 SoaML diagrams are available for Standard Edition users now.

>Teamwork Enhancement: Nested Branches

Teamwork enhancement: Nested Branches

The branching mechanism allows project teams to set-up an independent workspace for making isolated project changes, which is good for making transient changes that may eventually be discarded. The latest version of Visual Paradigm lets you create nested branches.