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The Toolkit for Conceptual Modeling (TCM) is a collection of software tools to present conceptual models of software systems in the form of diagrams, tables, trees, and the like. A conceptual model of a system is a structure used to represent the requirements or architecture of the system. TCM is meant to be used for specifying and maintaining requirements for desired systems, in which a number of techniques and heuristics for problem analysis, function refinement, behavior specification, and architecture specification are used. TCM takes the form of a suite of graphical editors that can be used in these design tasks. These editors can be categorized into:

  • Generic editors, for generic diagrams, generic tables and generic trees.
  • Structured Analysis (SA) editors, for entity-relationship diagrams, data and event flow diagrams, state transition diagrams, function refinement trees, transaction-use tables and function-entity type tables.
  • Unified Modeling Language (UML) editors, for static structure diagrams, use-case diagrams, activity diagrams, state charts, message sequence diagrams, collaboration diagrams, component diagrams and deployment diagrams.

Current Version:   2.01

License Type:   GPL

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

Available Binary Packages:

  • Debian Package:   No
  • RedHat RPM Package:   Yes
  • Other Packages:   Yes (tar.gz)

Targeted Platforms:

Linux (x86), Solaris (sparc and x86), IRIX(SGI), AIX(RS6000), HPUX and OSF/1(DecAlpha)

Software/Hardware Requirements:

Requires Motif or LessTif for the GUI. But for Linux statically linked binaries are provided.

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