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Commercial, Free & Open Source UML Tools for Agile Modeling & MDD

The following is a selected list of UML 2 visual modeling tools for Agile Modeling and Model-Driven Development (MDD). The tools are divided into commercial (a.k.a. proprietary, or closed source) and open source categories, where the latter are often free subject to open source licensing restrictions. Note that many of the Commercial UML Tool vendors provide professional training customized for their SysML tools. (If you seek tool-independent SysML training check out the UML Training page.)

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site. — Frank Lloyd Wright

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Commercial UML Tools

Enterprise Architect (Sparx Systems)
Rating: 3.5 / 5 ; Price range: $
MagicDraw (No Magic)
Rating: 3.3 / 5 ; Price range: $$
Astah Professional (Change Vision)
Rating: 3.3 / 5 ; Price range: $
Rating: 3.3 / 5 ; Price range: $
Visual Paradigm (Visual Paradigm)
Rating: 3.0 / 5 ; Price range: $
Rating: 3.0 / 5 ; Price range: $$$
Rating: 3.0 / 5 ; Price range: $$$
Artisan Studio (Atego)
Rating: 3.0 / 5 ; Price range: $$$

Free & Open Source SysML Tools

Other UML Tool Lists

  • — A web dedicated to UML tool information, reviews, and news maintained by PivotPoint Technology Corp.
  • List of UML Tools — UML tool list maintained by Wikipedia
  • OMG UML Vendor Directory — UML vendor directory maintained by the Object Management Group (does not discriminate between tool and service vendors).