Eclipse mac os x

I am using Mac os x and eclipse. Is SDE compatible with them? I did see only eclipse 2.1 or higher on Windows mentioned.



Dear Don,
At the moment, our SDE for Eclipse only can work in Windows. We may support Mac when the JDK 1.5 is released. If you want to use the code-model sycnhronization, you may try our Professional Edition’s Eclipse Integration. For more information about the Professional Edition’s Eclipse Integration, please visit If there are any further questions, please do not feel hesitate to contace me.

Best Regards,
Technical Support Team
Visual Paradigm

Now we have Java 1.6 on Mac but SDE for Eclipse is still not available. Any plans to do it?

Hi user,

Thanks for your post. We are sorry that since Mac OS X does not enhance SWT support, which affects our integration, we do not support SDE for Eclipse on Mac. As suggested by Angus, you can use VP-UML Professional Edition (or above) which supports integration with Eclipse and performs code-model synchronization.

  • To make sure the integration runs smoothly, please edit the eclipse.ini file (inside and add a line “-XX:MaxPermSize=256m”

BTW, currently SDE for Eclipse is not available on Mac OS X only.

Best regards,
Lilian Wong

Does any version of SDE exist for the MAC?

Hi user,

Thanks for your inquiry. You can use SDE for NetBeans (SDE-NB) and SDE for IntelliJ IDEA (SDE-IJ) on Mac OS X. Due to SWT support on Mac OS X, SDE for Eclipse (SDE-EC) is still unavailable on Mac. If you have any further inquiry, please let me know.

For your information, you can find details about SDE-NB and SDE-IJ from the following links respectively:

Best regards,
Lilian Wong

So is it even a plan to support Mac? It is incredibly hard to find information about supported platforms on your site.

Actually everything indicated that you DO support Eclipse on Mac, but only a frustrating installation attempt tells you otherwise.

Hi user,

Thanks for your post. We’re sorry that SDE for Eclipse (SDE-EC) is not supported on Mac OS X since Mac does not enhance support to SWT, which affects our integration. By the way, we indicated this fact in website ( ) but maybe you missed it.

Should you have any inquiry, please let me know.

Best regards,
Lilian Wong