Create UML Diagram Easily on Mac

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With Edraw Max, making a UML diagram on your Mac is no longer a pain! Now you can draw professional UML diagrams in minutes on your Mac with a vast selection of ready-made templates. No design experience required!

Here is a step by step tutorial about how to create UML diagram on Mac OS. You can do it in a fast and easy way with our advanced UML diagramming tool on MAC OS X.

Open a UML Diagram Template

Open a blank drawing page and the libraries including shapes needed for creating UML Diagrams.

On the File menu, point to New.-> Click Software, and then double click the icon of UML Model Diagram.

UML Diagram Software for Mac

Add UML Diagram Shapes

Drag and drop shapes from the left libraries to the canvas. Click the library title to switch to different libraries.
Drag the green square handles to resize shapes.

Add UML Diagram Shapes

Connect UML Diagram Shapes

Drag a connector from the library to connect 2 shapes. If there is special relationship between 2 shapes, use connector from Relationship library.

UML Diagram Relationship

Click Connector under Home tab. -> Select a kind of Connector. -> Rest the pointer over a connection point of the shape you want to connect. When the connection point turns red, drag from a connection point ctrlpt connection point on the first shape to a connection point on the second shape. The connector endpoints turn red when the shapes are connected.

Connect UML Diagram Shapes

Format UML Diagram Shapes

Change a shape's color and outline by choosing any quick style in the Styles group under the Home tab.

Format UML Diagram Shapes

Alternatively, use the Fill and Line tools in the format task pane to the right of the canvas.

Lay out UML Diagram Shapes

  • Use the auto alignment tool under Home tab to align shapes. When moving a shape, the dynamic guidelines show to help you align it with the nearby shapes.
  • To space shapes evenly, click Distribute in Arrange group under Home tab.
  • To locate the whole diagram in the center, click Center in the Arrange group under Home tab.

Lay out  UML Diagram Shapes

Add UML Diagram Contents

  • Double click a shape to type in text.
  • Press Ctrl + 2 to add more text boxes. Press Ctrl + shift + 2 to adjust text box.
  • Choose a different font under Home tab. Customize the size, color and alignment by clicking the relevant menus.

Add UML Diagram Contents

Change UML Diagram Theme

By changing UML Diagram theme, you can enhance fill, line and text style altogether at 1 click.

Switch to Page Layout tab, select another theme.

Change UML Diagram Theme

Add Background to UML Diagram

To add a background, go to Page Layout tab and then:

  • Click a color for colorful background.
  • Click Choose Background to select a predefined background.
  • Click Remove Background if you don't want the added background anymore.
  • Switch to View tab and then click Background View to edit and personalize the background.

Add UML Background

Save or Export UML Diagram

Click Save on File tab to save as the default format. Choose Save as on File tab to save as other formats.

You can choose to save in local files or save in your Cloud. Saving it in Team Cloud can share it with more people.

save UML diagram

Hit Export & Send under File to export the UML diagram as various formats including PowerPoint, JPG, PDF and so on..

Export UML Diagram

Print UML Diagram

  • Click File tab and then choose Print. A preview of your document automatically shows.
  • To view each page, click the arrows below the preview.
  • TIP: Use the zoom slider below the preview to magnify the image of the document.
  • To go back to your document and make changes before you print it, click the top left arrow.

Preview UML Diagram

If the drawing page is very large, the drawing may be printed on more than 1 paper. To print it on only 1 paper,
click More Print Setup... and then choose Fit to.

Print UML Diagram on 1 Paper

Here are some UML diagram examples. They can help you get inspired and get started quickly to create UML diagrams.

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