Chapter 26. IDE Integration

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How to integrate Visual Paradigm with NetBeans

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Visual Paradigm enables you to integrate the visual modeling environment with NetBeans, providing full software development life cycle support. By designing your software system in Visual Paradigm, you can generate programming source code from class diagram to an NetBeans project. Also, you can reverse engineer your source code into class models in Visual Paradigm.

NetBeans integration overview


First of all, please make sure you have NetBeans 6.7 or above available. To install NetBeans Integration from Visual Paradigm:

  1. In Visual Paradigm, select Window > Integration > IDE Integration… from the toolbar.
  2. Select NetBeans Integration. You can run Visual Paradigm in multiple IDEs. In other words, if you need you can select multiple IDEs here. Click Next.
    Select NetBeans Integration
  3. Specify the folder path of NetBeans. Click Next to start copying files to your IDE.
    Path of NetBeansNotes:
    1. NetBeans integration can only be installed on one NetBeans directory only.
    2. If you cannot find any Visual Paradigm menus in NetBeans after the installation, it could be due to our plug-in failed to be recognized by NetBeans. To solve this problem, please deactivate any plug-in in NetBeans and restart NetBeans.
    3. You can manage plug-in in NetBeans by selecting Tools > Plugin in NetBeans.

Notes: The installation process will modify/add files under your IDE installation directory. For Windows user, you may need to run Visual Paradigm as administrator in order to allow it to run through the installation process with the required permission. To run Visual Paradigm as administrator, right click on its executable in the bin folder or its shortcut and select Run as Administrator to start it up.


To remove the installation with an integrated IDE, perform an uninstallation.

  1. In Visual Paradigm, select Window > Integration > IDE Integration… from the toolbar.
  2. Select the radio button Uninstall.
  3. Select NetBeans Integration.
    Select NetBeans integration for uninstallation
  4. Click Next.
  5. Click Next for file removal.