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Anyone using Modeling Tool

Hi all,

I was wondering if there are people out there who are using the Modeling Tool to capture your customer's business processes and what would be your recommendation.

I am trying to get a start on the modeling tool, but I'd need some practical example to get a clearer idea of the whole structure of a UML project... anybody who would be available to help out and to provide a simple example??

  • Michael, I myself don't use it, but I know our consultants have done a pilot with some danish MBS people for testing purposes, and now are using it for every new implementation. Besides that we also use it to design and maintain our add-ons.

    The reactions are positive, only the first couple of times it will take some more time to get used to using another tool.
  • Peter can you pl provide some more details. Like what is the tool etc.


  • Kumar,
    the modeling tool, as it says, is a tool that helps you to model business processes of your customers or business sectors and to design a functional solution for your requirements. It's based on UML and takes a couple of the UML diagrams (not all of them). You can download it at Partnersource.

  • Peter,

    would it be possible to share a practical example of one of the try outs your collegues have been working on... my main problem is to find out all the "hidden" features as there is no complete, practical manual. The online help is rather theoretical.

    My e-mail is

    Thanks a lot.
  • Nils, can't do that, I am sorry, the projects that have been finished are classified (as they have been berformed for security agency's). Besides, I wouldn't knwo what to share as I am not even able to open the samples on my computer because I don't have the tools installed. Have you tried to contact Microsoft about it? In the Netherlands workshops are organised to learn how to work with it.
  • Peter,
    ok, I understand perfectly, thanks for the effort anyway. Regarding workshops the situation is rather difficult for us here in Columbia as we are the only Navision Partner in the whole region but I will see if I can find some info on Partnersource. There is definitly no chance to find such a workshop in whole Latinamerica [V]

    Thanks & saludos
  • We have started using the modeler as well. There are some examples in the On Target Toolkit that may be of help.
  • Geert,
    do you refer to the Visio examples in the On Target Toolkit or are there proper "Modeling Tool" format ones? If it's in Modeling Tool format, would you mind sending me those examples, as I won't have the latest On Target version then (the one I have is from World Conference 2001).

    Thanks & saludos
  • Hi all,

    I have the OnTarget Modeler CD. However, when I install and un the program; it gives an error that "we do not have a valid license etc.".

    The MBS/Turkey people say that the NSC licenses that we have (though fully functional on all development issues)are not valid for the OnTarget Modeler. An experienced trainer from PartnerPower of Denmark says that "the program is not on distribution, since the software is not yet well functional. Some bugs exist and some vital functions are not complete. Therefore the software can not be used..."

    Therefore, I wonder, how come that, some people in this forum say they are able to use, and some still require assistance (like me) and authorities speak differently. What is the real story? What type of license or key is required to run the software?

    Or am I speaking about a totally different issue? A different tool perhaps exist etc. ?..!..?

    Thanks in advance, for your kind cooperation.

    Esat/Omni - Turkey
  • Esat,
    Well the tool you mentioned is the one. We are able to use it here in India and had to request for a license extension from the NTR to use it.
    It is also true that this is a starting or beta of the product initially conceptualized as has serious performance and functional issues.
    I have tried using it but all i can do is to use it plan for small customizations.Any Large cases, conditions and I get a crash.
    I also am not sure the fate it will meet with MBS in. Maybe VISIO will be the natural migration.
    let us see.