Activity Diagram Problems

I’ve got a project with about 28 activity diagrams in it currently and everything is working great except three things. I’m using the latest version of UML 5.3 that I installed last week.

I’ve added the Diagram Information shape to all of them in order to show what’s in the Diagram’s Description window. However, when adding some of them, the Control Flow arrows all point directly to the top left of the screen. As a result i have to delete all of the arrows pointing there and reconnect the shapes. It also really messed up my swimlanes in one of them, to the point where I had to redraw the entire diagram.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. On activity diagram right click --> Add Shape --> Diagram Information
  2. Put it somewhere besides the top left hand corner.
  3. Resize it.

It doesn’t happen all the time but it happened on about 5 of the diagrams today. Is this a known issue?

Secondly, when putting HTML tables into the Activity Diagram Descriptions field, the HTML table does not appear in the Report or in the Diagram Information shape. It just appears as plain unformatted text.

Thirdly, undo doesn’t always work. For example, if you select multiple objects, and align them using the wrong option (for example Left Align) so all the shapes are now on top of each other. If I hit Undo nothing happens. As a result all the shapes must be taken off one by one and the diagram rebuilt.

We’re looking at buying between 10 and 100 licenses of Visual Paradigm Standard Edition and these are the issues that are really hanging us up at the moment.


Hi Mahoney2,

Thank you for your post. I am very sorry for any inconveniences the reported issues may cause you.

  1. About Diagram Info Shape

Sorry, but we cannot repeat this problem. Would you mind sending us your project for looking into this problem? If you agree, you can send to my email address at:

  1. About showing HTML documentation in report and Diagram Info Shape

May I know which kind of report you were generating? As I know PDF report can preserve HTML formatting. Are you generating HTML report?

About showing HTML documentation in Diagram Info Shape, I will discuss with our developers and come back to you.

  1. About Undo

Again, I am sorry that we cannot repeat this problem. Would you mind sending me your project file, and the log file ($vp-suite-install-dir/bin/vp.log)?

Once again, thank you for reporting those issues!

Best regards,

Hi Mahoney2,

I discussed your case with our developers, they said that we can support showing HTML content in Diagram Info Shape. I will post again when this fucntion is implemented. Thank you for sharing your need with us.

Best regards,