Astah Professional

About Astah Professional

Astah Professional is a design tool that helps users create project documentation. Users can create UML diagrams, ERD, DFD, flowcharts, CRUD, requirement diagrams, and mind maps.

Code generation to Java, C#/C++, PHP, and reverse engineering are available. Code generation of other languages is available via free plug-ins.


Key benefits of Astah Professional

- Ease of use
- Extensive add-on library
- Team development features
- Abundant online content
- Beyond drawing tools


Images

Astah Professional Software - Astah Professional flowchart
View 1 more
Astah Professional Software - Astah Professional flowchart

Not sure about Astah Professional? Compare with a popular alternative

Astah Professional

4.4 (27)
VS.
Most reviewed

Starting Price

US$11.99
month
US$7.95
month

Pricing Options

Free version
Free trial
Free version
Free trial

Features

19
68

Integrations

6
40

Ease of Use

4.2 (27)
4.4 (2,055)

Value for Money

4.4 (27)
4.4 (2,055)

Customer Service

4.6 (27)
4.3 (2,055)
Green rating bars show the winning product based on the average rating and number of reviews.

Alternatives

Lucidchart

4.5
#1 Alternative to Astah Professional
Lucidchart is a web-based diagramming tool for drawing diagrams including flowcharts, org charts, wireframes, UML, mind...

Enterprise Architect

4.1
#2 Alternative to Astah Professional
Hoshi HRMS offers a user-friendly interface that is intuitive and easy to navigate, ensuring that HR teams can...

erwin Data Modeler

4.8
#3 Alternative to Astah Professional
erwin Data Modeler is a cloud-based solution, which helps businesses design, visualize, standardize, and deploy data...

Cacoo

4.7
#4 Alternative to Astah Professional
Cacoo is an online diagram and collaboration tool for businesses to create sitemaps, flowcharts, mind maps, wireframes,...

Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(27)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.1/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Customer Support
4.6/5

Already have Astah Professional?

Software buyers need your help! Product reviews help the rest of us make great decisions.

Showing 5 reviews of 27
Crystal
Overall rating
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Amazing modeling tool!

Reviewed on 29/02/2024

Pros

When searching for a new modeling tool, we came across Astah Professional. We were skeptical of the features and so elected to try the free trial. Boy are we glad we did! We went ahead an purchased multiple licenses because the product does everything it says and then some! It is by far the easiest, most helpful modeling tool we've come across, and has made our diagramming much smoother and more efficient. Any questions we've had have been promptly answered by the support team, and they are always very courteous and informative. Definitely worth the price!

Cons

There is nothing that is a deal breaker for us. In terms of preference, it would be nice for operation parameters to have initial values as an option, but the type modifier works well enough for our purposes.

Danny
Overall rating
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Why Astah after all these other modeling tools?

Reviewed on 19/10/2022

My overall experience with Astah has been very good over the years and I will continue to use the...

My overall experience with Astah has been very good over the years and I will continue to use the tool in coming years.

Pros

Today, when using a modeling tool, my primary concern regards the usability of the tool. If I need to model something quickly then I want to be able to get my ideas onto a canvas quickly and easily. The last thing that I want to do is to wrestle with the tool as my ideas and thoughts float away.The installability of the tool is really good as well as I never have any issues with updates/upgrades and they are always welcome as I know the vendor always adds some new feature that I didn't know that I needed.

Cons

One of my biggest complaints about Astah has been its lack of good and reliable reverse engineering, specifically with C++. Another feature that I wish was improved is the sharing of models and I don't believe that the current feature is good enough.

Alternatives Considered

Enterprise Architect

Reasons for Switching to Astah Professional

Usability has been the primary quality that Astah has proved above the others.
Cynthia
Overall rating
  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Good for teaching

Reviewed on 07/02/2024

A decent tool for the money and has all the various UML diagrams.

A decent tool for the money and has all the various UML diagrams.

Pros

They offer a 1 year free license to students.

Cons

Some of the labeling on the different components in the diagram is confusing.

Jeffrey
Overall rating
  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 201–500 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Astah for Education

Reviewed on 18/12/2023

Pros

There are free student licenses which help using course-based materials for teaching software engineering. The interface is intuitive and easy to use.

Cons

The amount of information that can be displayed is great- sometimes it can be overwhelming for larger diagrams to tune the display to what you need.

Response from Change Vision

Thank you for your feedback. We're glad the free student licenses and intuitive interface meet your needs in teaching software engineering.

For managing information display in larger diagrams, you might find the visibility settings useful. These can be adjusted per project in [Tools] → [System Properties] → [Initial Visibility], or for individual diagrams via the [Initial Visibility] tab in the left-bottom pane.

Verified Reviewer
Overall rating
  • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

Overall rating

  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Astah pro review

Reviewed on 30/10/2023

Very good. I work nearly full day with Astah since the creation of Jude

Very good. I work nearly full day with Astah since the creation of Jude

Pros

Adherence to UML method. Look & feel. real referential between diagrams

Cons

Some bugs on large files
Search (see above)
not possible to adapt models to other methods (TOGAF, BPMN...)
no link between activities & lanes in activity diagrams and other UML components (actors...)

Showing 5 reviews of 27 Read all reviews

Astah Professional FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Astah Professional.

Astah Professional offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$11.99/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starting from $11.99/month. You can choose from 1 or 12month license or a perpetual license. For team use, floating licensing is available. Also academic license is available for personal use and campus-wide.

Astah Professional has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Astah Professional supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

Astah Professional supports the following devices:

Astah Professional integrates with the following applications:

Confluence, Jira, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Miro

Astah Professional offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

Related categories

See all software categories found for Astah Professional.