Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reverse Engineer UML from Maven project

I am a Netbeans user and after they discontinued UML plugin I started looking at other options which will work with my Maven projects and found this open source tool UMLGraph which does a good job but only lacks in proper documentation.

Good thing about this tool is, It works as a Maven plugin so all my UML gets automatically updated with any changes to code.

Setup is very straight forward and takes less then a minute.

Step 1
Install Graphviz 
   Is an open source graph visualization software.
   Note : Only install in a non-space directory (i.e "Program Files" won't work)
   Website : http://www.graphviz.org/
   Download link : Windows download

Step 2 
   http://www.umlgraph.org/ Is the Maven plugin which does the job
   Setup UMLGraph plugin to your pom.xml

Step 3
  command to generate UML : mvn javadoc:javadoc
   UML is created inside target/site directory of your project

  Sample Image

1 comment:

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