WinA&D Desktop is a design tool for object-oriented, structured analysis and design or data modeling projects. It supports the same process, data and class models as the Standard edition, plus adds state, object and structure models.
The Desktop edition has a built-in report generator, configurable tools menu, instant inheritance graph and scriptable programming interface. Generate a custom HTML formatted report from the data dictionary in seconds or export a collection of diagrams and tables to a PDF file.
All documents can be imported or exported as XML files and shared with MacA&D on Mac OS X.
Other features include document templates, document changes notes, expand and collapse of dictionary entries and integrated HTML and test files.
Structure charts can be drawn for new designs or generated from existing code using WinTranslator. The designer can click through the diagram stack and go directly to code linked to each module on the diagram.
Supported table notations include the Process Activation Table, Decision Table, State Transition Matrix, State Transition Table, Shlaer/Mellor State Transition Table, Event List, Multiple State Transition Matrix and Flowchart.
Tables can be generated automatically from a diagram representation.
A Flow Chart is one style of state diagram that consists of nodes and lines to show how an algorithm or process works.
All diagrams support multiple levels, scaling and a contents view for easy navigation. Diagrams can be linked together and directly to code, test or specification files.
Diagrams share a common dictionary so editing changes can easily be applied across all instances of an object in the project. In addition to showing attributes and operations on class diagrams, developers can selectively show data types, argument lists and other details.
Reports may include any piece of information available in any WinA&D document including diagrams, tables, text specifications, requirements, dictionary information, test procedures and even source code. The scripting language also enables custom reports and new features to be created and integrated as a command on the WinA&D menu.