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Thanks. I took a look at StarUML. It feels like a good tool, but I seem to be finding UML to be quite unsatisfying. It seems too generalized. When I think of Object Oriented design, I still think in terms of programming. I think of words like inherits, derives, uses, interfaces, references, etc. UML allows you to model this infomation through generalizations, associations, compositions, etc, but these terms seem to generalized and difficult to understand. I would think that if I was creating a class diagram, I would want to use programming terms.

What I think would be a great tool would be if you had essentially a class diagram. In each class, I could then define members and methods. You would then be able to described each member, describe the purpose of each method. Then it would be nice to be able to include psuedo code inside the class methods. This would all be done inside of some modeling environment.

Then, when I'm done, I could generate a word document that would look similiar to what an API documentation would look like, complete with the descriptions and pseudo code. Then I can hand off the document to programmers that could implement it.

I could do all this in MS Word, but it takes too much time formatting and fighting MS Word. I also have to do everything twice. Create the diagram in Visio, then write everything in WORD. Visio has an report tool, but it fills the document with UML lingo. It looks as if you can create Word templates for StarUML, but I couldn't figure out how to document the operations, nor do I have the first clue on how to create a suitable template.

Does such a tool exist?
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