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astah* UML

Business process modeling for UML and Mind Map. astah* UML is a light-weight version of astah* Professional. It is a modeling tool that supports UML (Unified Modeling Language) 2.0 (partly), UML 1.4 and Mind Map. astah* UML features include: auto-layout, alignment, size adjustment, the ability to jump to a related model in the structure tree, UseCase descriptions and more. astah* UML gives you the ability to print and/or export diagrams to JPEG, PNG, EMF, RTF and HTML files.


Screenshot of astah* UML - Application - V6.6.3

What's new in V6.6?

  • Sample Plug-ins - Easy Code Reverse, C++ Reverse, FreeMind map Import
  • Atlassian Plug-ins - JIRA Mind Map planner for Astah, Astah UML Macro Plug-in for Confluence
  • Floating Topics in Mind Map
  • Tab key to create new Mind Map topic
  • Activity Diagram 2.x Support
  • Note anchor to Attributes/Operations
  • API Extension

What's new in V6.5?

  • New options for [Shared Style] to present models with a shared line
  • Const (return value) for parameters in C++
  • API Extension (Get model elements on Communication diagrams, etc.)
  • Handy option for switching ON/OFF suggest features
  • Align features are now available in Mind Map
  • Plug-in support

What's new in V6.4?

  • Copy and Paste models between two .asta files - now you are able to copy and paste models between different files from one astah* to another.
  • One-click diagram resizing (to fit the Diagram Editor window)
  • Improved switching On/Off of Draw Suggest feature - On/Off switch button has been added on Tool bar
  • Depth Arrangement Menu - Bring to Front, Bring Forward, Send Backward, Send to Back
  • Mac OS X and Linux are officially supported from 6.4
  • API Extension, etc.

What's new in V6.3?

  • Search in Diagram - You are now able to directly search for text in diagrams .Press [Ctrl + F] to open Search bar and enter text you want to search for.
  • Highlighter - This highlighter element can be used for marking/checking models or presentations in any way you like.
  • Mini Icon - You are now able to add a Mini Icon on the right top corner of the models.
  • Customizing Keybinds - You are now able to customize shortcut keys to use in astah* as you like.
  • Improvement on API, etc.


  • UML2.1
  • Mind Map

Assist Functions

  • Auto-layout, Alignment, Size adjustment
  • Jump to diagram from Structure Tree
  • Hyperlink
  • UseCase Description
  • Search/Replace
  • Copy and Paste to Microsoft office documents
  • Customize stereotype icons


  • Printing
  • Print options, Print Preview
  • Exporting to JPEG, PNG files
  • Exporting to EMF files
  • Exporting to RTF Documents
  • HTML export

Programming Language, API

  • Java Modeling, Export
  • Java Reverse
  • C# Modeling, Export
  • C# Reverse
  • C++ Modeling, Export
  • C++ Reverse
  • Getting/Editing models by using API

Team Development

  • File locking (mutual exclution)
  • Merge

Model Conversion between diagrams

  • Convert UML models to Mind Map topics and vice versa


  • Operating System for Deployment
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows XP
    • Linux Kernel V2.6.x
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.x
    • Ubuntu 10.x
    • MacOS 10.6
  • Architecture of Product
    • 32Bit
    • 64Bit
  • Product Type
    • Application
  • Product Class
    • Component Development Tools
  • Language
    • English
    • Japanese



  • OS: Windows7 / Windows7(64bit) / Windows Vista / WindowsXP Service Pack 3 (Non-support: Windows Vista(64bit), Windows XP(64bit))
  • CPU: PentiumⅢ 1GHz or higher
  • Memory: 512MB or more(1GB or more is recommended)
  • Hard Disk: Free space of 400MB or more (Necessary space for Java SDK and astah installation and operation)
  • Java: Oracle JDK 6 Update 16 or later (Java7 is not currently supported)

Mac OS X

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later
  • CPU: Intel Processor
  • Memory: 1GB or more (2GB or more is recommended)
  • Hard Disk: Free space of 400MB or more (Necessary space for Java SDK and astah installation and operation)
  • Java: Apple Computer, Inc. Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment version 1.6.0_20 or later


  • OS: Ubuntu 10.10-Maverick Meerkat, CentOS 5.5 (Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.6-lenny and Fedora 13 are)
  • CPU, Memory: Minimum requirements for a Linux distribution you use
  • Hard Disk: Free space of 400MB or more (Necessary space for Java SDK and astah installation and operation)
  • Java: Oracle JDK 6 Update 22 or later (Java7 is not currently supported)
  • Other: Desktop Manager Gnome