Just downloaded the ‘community’ edition and am using it as a demo.
I was excited to see a tool that let you both model and create use case text. Very nice feature.
Issue I have is the usability of features. So far, I’ve used the product 15 minutes and I am trying to work through the construction of a use case.
The use case description window opens VERY small… too small to be of value. Then, when the window is resized (note painfully obvious lack of ‘full screen’ option on the window bar), the internal grid stays the same size. So after painfully resizing the window, I have to painfully resize the internals of the grid.
Next problem. When entering the ‘flow of events’, I cannot see more than one line of text in the grid. Anything longer than a short sentence, is all the grid will display. The grid should auto wrap and auto-expand. Come on guys… what good it this as a tool, if I have to click in each grid cell and scroll along to see what is typed?
Another feature I can see missing is the ability to group use cases. Typically use case diagrams will be grouped by department, actor, etc. While, the existing functionality is ‘useful’, the ability to group diagrams in meaningful folders would help large projects.
The program also seems to have issue with display. The screen periodically takes seconds to re-display. The first time I saved and opened a ‘project’, all the use cases and actors got stuck up in the top-left corner of the screen. Working with the tool more, I keep seeing lags in the display/redraw.
I’ve seen enough. You have what looks to be a well thought out tool but it requires bug fixing and some ‘usability’ review.
I am excited to see the beta version of the .net integration. Looks like an excellent tool, however I am leary, after using this community version. I’ll check back in six months and see if the product gets any better.