About the Use Case Editor

The use-case editor is a Windows application for capturing, refining, editing and sharing use-case based requirements among a development team. It can be used throughout the requirements gathering phase of a project to capture the initial use cases, to successively refine them in collaboration with stakeholders, to render them using standard use-case templates into PDF, Word or HTML documents, and to support their evolution in collaboration with version control.

The editor comes in two versions. The publicly available version is the same as the full, paid for edition except it is missing the version control facilities and the ability to merge models together to form a new larger model. The paid for edition is sold as an annual support contract, while the publicly available version is only supported by periodic updates to the available download.

Features of the editor

  • Capture of initial brief use cases in paragraph form, with actors, pre and post conditions, alternative paths, inclusion and extension relationships.
  • Rendering of use-case diagrams automatically produced from the use case documentation.
  • Use-case diagrams are editable to adjust layout to your satisfaction.
  • Capture of detailed 'fully-dressed' use-cases using numbered steps, with automatic numbering of alternative paths.
  • Automatic generation and layout of activity diagrams from the detailed step descriptions of each use case and alternative path.
  • Layout of activity diagrams can be adjusted to meet your aesthetic tastes.
  • Capture of a domain data model and of non-functional requirements
  • Management of a hyperlinked glossary of terms
  • Generation of output PDF, Microsoft Word or HTML documents containing the complete use-case model for printed or published use.
  • (Full edition only) Integrated version control store for shared model editing.
  • (Full edition only) Version control collision checking report for final editing before check-in.
  • (Full edition only) Ability to merge two or more models into a single model.

More details

For more information on how to install and use the use-case editor, please click here.

For the downloadable ZIP file containing the publicly available version of the editor, click here.

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