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Date:  4 Jun 2002
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  Berard Object & Class Specifier (BOCS) by Berard Software Engineering (see
    vendor list).
  BOCS is an object-oriented analysis and design CASE tool for developing
    models of software & business systems and their underlying objects
    (classes, parameterized classes, and instances of classes).  BOCS is used
    to create programming language independant specifications, then
    automatically generate formatted documentation combining text and graphics
    into popular publishing packages.  BOCS also provides code generation for
    C++ and Smalltalk.  The traceability tool allows users to trace
    requirements to design and code.  BOCS runs on Microsoft Windows 3.1 (TM).
    $595 per copy.  - [ (Russell Hopler)]

  Bridgepoint by Project Technology, Inc. (see vendor list).
  The BridgePoint tool suite is an integrated set of automation tools
    specifically designed to support the Shlaer-Mellor Method of Object-
    Oriented Analysis and Recursive Design through a detailed understanding of
    the underlying formalism.  The Model Builder allows easy capture of a
    complete set of integrated Shlaer-Mellor OOA models.  The Model Verifier
    increases final system quality through simulated execution with model
    debugging, completeness audits, model interpretation, controlled execution
    rates and execution logging.  The Generator reduces hand-coding and enables
    design reuse through a pattern-based capture of system design and automatic
    code generation from OOA models.  - [text supplied by vendor]

  Cadre Teamwork (see
    Engineering/blurb/cadre.html) by Cadre Technologies, Inc (see vendor list).
  Associated with Project Technology.  ObjectTeam for Shlaer/Mellor, Rumbaugh.
    Ada structure graphs (Booch/Buhr).

  714-496-8670 IPSYS ToolBuilder

  Clyder by Sema Group (see vendor list).
  An object-oriented requirements engineering method, trying to combine rigour
    and usability. Main characteristics: few notations, native object-
    orientedness, ability to range from informal but structured specifications
    to fully formal ones, formal semantics, sophisticated semantic checks, etc.
    Demo Windows tool at

  GDpro by Advanced Software Technologies, Inc. (see vendor list).
  (Formerly Graphical Designer) UML visual modeling tool for collaborative
    development of Java, EJB, C++ and IDL code. Features include: markerless
    round-trip engineering; inter-model synchronization; Web system reports;
    VBA customization; best-of-breed lifecycle tool integrations; and Rose
    import. Download a full-featured free evaluation copy at - [Monica Clancy <>]

  HOW by Riverton Software (see vendor list).
  A component modeling tool and deployment framework for building business
    applications in Visual Basic, Java, or PowerBuilder.

  ICONIX PowerTools by ICONIX Software Engineering Inc. (see vendor list).
  A suite of ten integrated multi-user analysis and design tools for Object-
    Oriented and Structured development.  The company also offers an
    interactive CD-ROM training course in O-O methods.

  Ideogramic UML (see by Ideogramic (see
    vendor list).
  A UML CASE tool with traditional features, e.g. the most important diagram
    types, XMI, printing, and reverse engineering, but with a user interface
    based on a quite different interaction principle: Instead of tool bars and
    menus, it uses gestural interaction somewhat like the way letters are drawn
    on a Palm Pilot. This makes it really easy and efficient to use, and
    uniquely also allows for use on a large electronic whiteboard and on Tablet
    PC's. - [text supplied by vendor]

  iUML (see by Kennedy Carter
    Ltd. (see vendor list).
  Allows users to construct, execute and generate code from UML models.  Runs
    on Windows and Unix.

  MetaEdit by MetaCase Consulting OY (see vendor list).
  A metaCASE tool that supports most available Object-Oriented, structured and
    Business Process Re-engineering methods. It generates Smalltalk and C++ as
    well as Java, Delphi and SQL. With the MetaEdit Method Workbench method
    support and code generation can be extended.  A variety of platforms are
    supported.  Educational licenses can also be obtained.

  Methods Workbench by ISDE Metasoft Ltd. (see vendor list).
  Formerly known as Virtual Software Factory (VSF).  A meta-CASE configurable
    tool incorporating a KBS.

  Object Domain by Dirk Vermeersch (see vendor list).
  A shareware object-oriented analysis and design CASE tool for Windows 3.1.
    It is a full implementation of the Booch notation (from Object Oriented
    Analysis and Design with applications, second edition. by Grady Booch).
    All six diagrams (class, object, module, state, process, and interaction)
    can be entered in this tool.  C++ stubs and module hierarchy can be
    generated from the diagrams.  Available via anonymous FTP to site as /SimTel/win3/pgmtools/

  ObjecTime Developer (see by ObjecTime Ltd. (see
    vendor list).
  ObjecTime Developer enables software developers to build applications using
    component-based visual design models. TotalCode (tm) application generation
    automatically generates complete C and C++ executables for UNIX, NT and a
    variety of real-time operating systems directly from system or component
    models. Application generation of fully or partially complete designs, plus
    animated visual and symbolic debuggers, encourage early and continuous
    design refinement and validation.  - [text supplied by vendor]

  ObjectMaker (a/k/a Adagen) by Mark V Systems, Ltd. (see vendor list).
  Runs under Windows, X11, VMS (Mac under development).  Support for OMT
    (Rumbaugh et al), Booch, Coad-Yourdon, and other object-oriented and
    structured methods.  Tailorable for new (and combinations of existing)
    methods.  Code generation and reverse engineering for Ada, C/C++ (others
    planned).  Generation of diagrams from the repository.  Support for process
    modeling notations.  Interoperation with other tools via DDE, OLE, TCP/IP,
    etc.  - [ (Don Dwiggins)]

  Objectory Support Environment by Objectory Corporation (see vendor list).
  A configurable object-oriented analysis and design tool for large teams.
    Supports analysis and design activities according to Jacobson`s use case
    driven development approach (Object-Oriented Software Engineering - A use
    case driven approach, by Jacobson et al, published by Addison-Wesley
    1992.). Team support through central repository, and can also be integrated
    with Configuration Management tools. Generates C++, Smalltalk, Corba/IDL
    and more. Available for Windows, Windows NT, OS/2, SunOS, Solaris, AIX, HP-
    UX.  Current version (as of January 1995) is 3.5, with 3.6 due on June 15,

  OMW/Kappa by IntelliCorp (see vendor list).
  An O-O development environment for client/server applications, based on the
    Martin/Odell methodology.

  OOAtool by Object International, Inc. (see vendor list).
  Runs under Windows, Mac, and X11.  Supports methodology in Peter Coad's books
    "Object-Oriented Analysis" and "Object-Oriented Design".

  OOTher .
  (OO Documentation Tool); once called OoaToolFree Rel 1.06f (for win 3.1).
    Supports Coad's OOA/OOD, Jacobson OOSE (parts) and Finite State Machine
    notation (a subset of SDL) and C++ header file generation.  Free for
    Students, $70 home users, $170 site licese for 5 users for others.  e-mail:  Archived by Simon Stobart at

  Paradigm Plus by Platinum Technology, Inc. (see vendor list).
  An object-oriented analysis and design tool that supports Enterprise
    Component Modeling (ECM), code generation, and reverse engineering.
    Supports all leading OO methods, incorporates a distributed object
    repository for large teams of concurrent users, and automaticly
    synchronizes models, source code, and documentation. Available on most PC
    and UNIX platforms.

  Paradigm Plus / EVB Edition by EVB Software Engineering, Inc. (see vendor
  Supports the EVB Ada Object Oriented Development (AOOD) methodology.  Can be
    configured to support other methods.  Has Ada code generation.

  ProxyDesigner (see
    by (see vendor list).
  ProxyDesigner is a free PC-based, UML design tool with an easy to learn and
    use user interface, support for full hard-copy print-outs of designs, and
    extensive built-in formatting, alignment, and layout functions.
    ProxyDesigner allows developers to graphically create complex UML software
    designs, patterns, and architectures. Completed or in-process designs to be
    published to the web, where users can share and discuss their designs with
    other developers on-line.  - [text supplied by vendor]

  Rational Rose by Rational (see vendor list).
  Supports Booch methodology.  Available for SunOS, AIX, MS Windows, OS/2.

  StP Product Family by Aonix (see vendor list).
  The Aonix StP product family consists of a component-based modeling approach
    for OO and Structured Modeling.  Training is available for all products on-
    site or off-site. The family includes the following products: StP/UML - for
    UML-based, Object-Oriented development; StP/SE - for Structured
    Environments methods, including DeMarco and Yourdon; StP/IM - for
    Information Modeling methods, including Bachman and Chen.

  System Architect by Popkin Software & Systems (see vendor list).
  Supports ER diagrams, Booch methodology for Ada and C++, Coad/Yourdon.
    Diagram editor checks for consistency and rule violations.  Runs under MS-

  Unirel Openlook Toolkit by Unirel (see vendor list).
  An Eiffel wrapper for Xlib.  US $2000

  WinA&D/Mac&D by Excel Software (see vendor list).
  Supports UML, along with system analysis, software design and code
    generation; integrates with HTML documents.

  With Class by MicroGold Software Inc. (see vendor list).
  A Case Tool for Windows 3.1, 95/NT that supports UML, Booch, Rumbaugh,
    Shlaer-Mellor and Coad-Yourdon.  It reverse engineers C++, Java, Visual
    Basic, and Delphi. It can generate most OO languages through its scripting
    capabilities, can reverse engineer relational databases and can OLE paste
    into Word and other OLE compatible documents.

Some diagram editors support drawing conventions of various OO methodologies.
They typically don't have facilities that depend on the semantics of the
diagram, such as checking and code generation, but may have other virtues.

  Robochart (see by Digital Insight (see vendor
  Interactive diagram editor for OPEN LOOK & Motif ($850); Does hierarchical
    ERDs, dataflows, etc. Educational discounts. Free evaluation copy via web
    page or via anonymous FTP to site as digins.

  SDDGen by Trident Systems Inc. (see vendor list).
  SDDGen is a graphical design tool for capturing, organizing and communicating
    software design information.  SDDGen allows the software designer to select
    (or create) a design style, including several varieties of OO; create
    language-independent schematics of his/her software design, including
    annotations and (if desired) compile-ready code; and produce multiple
    products from the design, including formal design reports, slide
    presentations, and code outlines.  A templating language supports the
    creation of additional design products, while a design library allows reuse
    of design information from project to project.  Multi-user features allow
    configuration control during multiple simultaneous design sessions.  SDDGen
    runs on Solaris, SunOS, HP/UX, and Irix.  A single node, multi-user license
    costs $1,195.00.  - [ (Mike Casey)]

  Visual Thought by Confluent, Inc. (see vendor list).
  A multipurpose UNIX diagramming & flowcharting tool supporting various
    software diagramming notations (including Booch, Rumbaugh, HP Fusion,
    Jacobson's Use Case, ER), as well as mixed and custom notations.  It also
    draws general diagrams, including flowcharts (with all standard flowchart
    shapes), network diagrams, and circuit/logic diagrams for presentation and
    documentation graphics.  Confluent offers a free evaluation CD-ROM; see

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