What is MagicDraw ?

Designed for Business Analysts, Software Analysts, Programmers, QA Engineers, and Documentation Writers, this dynamic and versatile development tool facilitates analysis and design of Object Oriented (OO) systems and databases. It provides the industry's best code engineering mechanism (with full round-trip support for Java, C++, CL (MSIL) and CORBA IDL programming languages), as well as database schema modeling, DDL generation and reverse engineering facilities.

Industry standards-compliance and support

MagicDraw is a standout modeling tool known for its commitment to industry standards, adaptability, and user-friendliness. It provides support for the UML 2 metamodel, adheres to the latest XMI standard for data storage, and accommodates popular programming languages for implementation. This compliance ensures a solid foundation for your modeling needs.

What sets MagicDraw apart is its flexibility within the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). It doesn't prescribe a one-size-fits-all approach; instead, it allows you to mold your SDLC environment to your specific business requirements. This adaptability extends to its Open API, making integration with other applications seamless and tailored to your needs. MagicDraw collaborates effortlessly with various leading products, including IDEs, requirements management, testing, estimation, model-driven development, and databases.

MagicDraw's independence from specific development methodologies is a significant advantage. It doesn't confine you to a rigid process but gracefully aligns with your company's unique approach. Whether you're in the requirements gathering phase or dealing with maintenance, MagicDraw is versatile and can be integrated at any point in your project. This adaptability encourages centralization of business and process modeling, requirements capture, and design activities.

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Collaboration and Team Development

MagicDraw's Teamwork Cloud enables seamless collaboration and team development. It allows multiple developers to work concurrently on the same model, significantly speeding up team collaboration. This feature includes straightforward configuration management, controlled access to your artifacts, remote model access, and an efficient conflict avoidance system.

Furthermore, MagicDraw holds a central role in Model Driven Architecture (MDD) solutions. It is the preferred tool in the MDD world, endorsed and recommended by major MDD vendors such as IO Software ArcStyler, AndroMDA, openArchitectureWare, Codagen Architect, and more. Its integration capabilities with these key MDD tools make it an indispensable choice for those immersed in the world of Model Driven Architecture.

Key Benefits of MagicDraw

We have great confidence in MagicDraw, and it's no wonder we receive positive feedback daily. Give MagicDraw a try, and you'll likely find it surpasses any other tools you've used in the past. So, what is so special about MagicDraw?

  • No Magic is a middle size software company, we pride ourselves on our responsiveness to customer feedback. We always welcome your suggestions. More than 75% of the new features in this current version of MagicDraw are in response to requests from MagicDraw users.
  • Ease of use. Since most of the new features are implemented per user request, MagicDraw is extremely well adapted to the habits of the user. The learning is straightforward and learning period is short.
  • Free Support. Even if you haven't purchased MagicDraw yet, MagicDraw support team is here to help you and will answer your questions in 24 hours period.
  • Portability. MagicDraw is 100% Pure Java application. Once purchased you can use the same software on several operating systems - without additional cost.
  • Scalability. Two kinds of client editions are available. Floating licenses lets you to save significantly if you have multiple developers that you need to use MagicDraw for a short periods of time. The teamwork server price is variable and depends on the number of users you need to work with the repository simultaneously.
  • Software Assurance Contracts. (formerly called Maintenance Agreements) Allows you to stay up to date and get newest MagicDraw versions, bug fixes and patches for as little as 23% of the server license price, and as little as 33% of the client license price for a calendar year. Two-year SA contracts also available.

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One of MagicDraw's shining attributes is its user-friendly interface. Its intuitive controls, coupled with a well-designed GUI, enable users to model without the need for extensive training. It's a tool that promotes quick familiarity, ensuring that you can dive into your projects without spending excessive time on tool familiarization. This translates into significant time savings and increased productivity, which is crucial in the fast-paced world of software development.

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NOTE: Existing users of No Magic products can access to the user portal at https://magicdraw.com/main.php, as well as Cameo Collaborator for Teamwork Cloud samples at https://ccexamples.nomagic.com.

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