MacTranslator Demo

The MacTranslator OSX Demo & Manual package in conjunction with MacA&D or QuickUML can be used to evaluate the reengineering capabilities of MacTranslator OSX. The MacTranslator product can be used to extract design information from code files for use in MacA&D, QuickUML or QuickCRC. Only MacA&D and QuickUML currently support the special Demo Mode required to accept output from the MacTranslator Demo.

MacTranslator is a reengineering tool that extracts design information from code files. It saves that information to text files that are imported into MacA&D to populate the dictionary and generate diagrams including UML class diagrams, structure charts and data models.

Unlike the MacTranslator product, the Demo edition encrypts these text files so that they are not human readable and can only be imported into MacA&D when running in a special Demo Mode. This approach allows evaluators to reengineer their own projects and see the live results in MacA&D, but prevents saving or exporting the generated documents to disk.

Before importing files into MacA&D or QuickUML (either Demo or Product edition), you must first enable the special Demo Mode. On the Preferences dialog, click the Demo Mode button. Click OK on the Confirmation dialog. The Demo Mode disables save, export and report generation features in MacA&D, but enables the import of encrypted files from the MacTranslator Demo.

While in Demo mode you will not be able to import non-encrypted files with the Import Dictionary or Import Child List commands. All features except for save, export and report generation features are still available allowing you to view, navigate and explore diagrams and dictionary information produced by the MacTranslator Demo.

After restarting MacA&D or QuickUML, the Demo Mode will no longer be enabled.