The KlassModeler is a tool for visually creating and documenting classes. It
is not unlike other UML design tools except for four major differences:
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- Strict focus on class modeling: UML as a whole does a lot of things that I
never really found a use for. I am only interested in class and inheritence
modeling and documentation. I don't like having lots of comments in my source,
so I find it nicer to have the docs in the class model.
- Code generation: I think there are some UML tools out
there that do this, but they tend to generate it with lots of special comments
that tell the tool where things are and how to re-write the files and all
that. The KlassModeler writes headers that I find clean and easy to read.
- Reads existing headers: You can point it to a header file and it
will read it in and create a class diagram. You can use this functionality to
import existing projects into KlassModeler.
- HTML doc generation: It spits out a set of HTML pages that puts all your
documentation in an easy to read format that can be used with any web browser. A
very big plus for helping other people understand your code.
Everything is new. I decided it was time to re-write the KlassModeler. I've made
the new version available on
SourceForge. Please go there for all the latest updates and what not. I also
have a web site for it.
I'm retaining the old downloads here
just as a convenience for any links out there on the web, but please, don't download
theses, they are not supported anymore.