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#Configuring Graphical Rendering

Note that diagram rendering is optional. If you don’t require the feature, these steps are not needed.

Download and install Graphviz

If you don’t have it yet, download and install Graphviz for your platform.

Note to Windows users: you might need to download and install the “Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)” as mentioned in the Graphviz for Windows download page. From user reports, it seems XP usually requires that package to be installed, while Vista does not.

Configure EclipseGraphviz

Once Graphviz is installed, you need to tell EclipseGraphviz where to find it. Open the Graphviz preference page in Eclipse and enter the location for the dot executable.

How are diagrams rendered?

EclipseGraphviz provides an “Image Viewer” view that will show a rendered class diagram whenever a .uml file is selected or a TextUML Viewer editor is currently selected. To open the Image Viewer, go Window > Show view > Other… > EclipseGraphviz > Image viewer.

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