How to leverage Astah’s “Reference Model Management” for your development

Astah’s “Reference Model Management” is a very powerful function which allows you to import other project models as read-only. So you can work on your models using other project models without worrying about altering them. When there’re any updates on the original models, Astah automatically detects it and informs you, so that you won’t miss to sync and can work with the latest models all the time.

Modeling in the Agile Age – What to Keep Next to Code to Scale Agile Teams

Now that Agile methods have become mainstream in software development, working code and automated tests are being considered as the most important team artifacts.
Is modeling obsolete? Is UML dead?
I don’t think so. In this article, I’ll explore the spaces where modelings fits and plays an important role in this Agile age, especially when development scales to multiple teams and a shared understanding of the system’s “Big Picture” becomes essential.

Add custom icons in Astah

In Astah, you can add mini-icons to each model to make your diagrams expressive and alive! When you want to add information to a model, you would add text or notes or change its color. In Astah “Mini-icon” is another option. You can add a smily face, check mark, stars…! Your diagrams will become communicative and the model element can impart the information just by adding a Mini-icon.