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Exchange of Model with other UML-Tools via XMI [message #472091] Fri, 30 March 2007 09:13 Go to next message
Dominik Raymann is currently offline Dominik Raymann
Messages: 37
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi,

I programmatically created an UML-Model with the JAVA-API (Version
2.1.0) in a standalone application and was able to save it to a file
according to the "Getting Started" - example. Now I tried to import the
generated file into several UML-Tools. This didn't work for all of them,
the only one that was able to load the model was Enterprise Architect
(MagicDraw, Visual Pardigm, Jude and StarUML all failed). Therefore my
questions:

1. Has anyone experience with exchange to (and probably from) other
UML-Tools?
2. Is it possible to save the model in other versions of XMI (the one
I got has version 2.1)?
3. VisualParadigm was complaining about a missing exporter in the XMI.
What's this?

Hope, I'm in the right newsgroup with my questions ;-)
Thanks in advance,

Dominik
Re: Exchange of Model with other UML-Tools via XMI [message #472217 is a reply to message #472091] Tue, 03 April 2007 20:02 Go to previous message
Kenn Hussey is currently offline Kenn Hussey
Messages: 1618
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Dominik,

I assume you've saved the model using the resource implementation that
supports "standard" interchange format (i.e. XMI2UMLResource)? Note that the
"native" UML2 resource format has some "Eclipseisms" that other tools may
have trouble with. See previous threads on this subject for more
information.

1) I haven't personally, but I have helped others that have.

2) Meaningful interchange of abstract UML syntax can only be achieved with
UML 2.1.1 (and later), using XMI 2.1.

3) I suspect they're talking about the 'exporter' attribute of the
Documentation element in XMI; note that this attribute is optional, as per
the XMI specification (05-09-01).

Kenn

"Dominik Raymann" <raymi@gmx.ch> wrote in message
news:euikcj$36p$1@build.eclipse.org...
> Hi,
>
> I programmatically created an UML-Model with the JAVA-API (Version 2.1.0)
> in a standalone application and was able to save it to a file according to
> the "Getting Started" - example. Now I tried to import the generated file
> into several UML-Tools. This didn't work for all of them, the only one
> that was able to load the model was Enterprise Architect (MagicDraw,
> Visual Pardigm, Jude and StarUML all failed). Therefore my questions:
>
> 1. Has anyone experience with exchange to (and probably from) other
> UML-Tools?
> 2. Is it possible to save the model in other versions of XMI (the one I
> got has version 2.1)?
> 3. VisualParadigm was complaining about a missing exporter in the XMI.
> What's this?
>
> Hope, I'm in the right newsgroup with my questions ;-)
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Dominik
Re: Exchange of Model with other UML-Tools via XMI [message #605385 is a reply to message #472091] Tue, 03 April 2007 20:02 Go to previous message
Kenn Hussey is currently offline Kenn Hussey
Messages: 1618
Registered: July 2009
Senior Member
Dominik,

I assume you've saved the model using the resource implementation that
supports "standard" interchange format (i.e. XMI2UMLResource)? Note that the
"native" UML2 resource format has some "Eclipseisms" that other tools may
have trouble with. See previous threads on this subject for more
information.

1) I haven't personally, but I have helped others that have.

2) Meaningful interchange of abstract UML syntax can only be achieved with
UML 2.1.1 (and later), using XMI 2.1.

3) I suspect they're talking about the 'exporter' attribute of the
Documentation element in XMI; note that this attribute is optional, as per
the XMI specification (05-09-01).

Kenn

"Dominik Raymann" <raymi@gmx.ch> wrote in message
news:euikcj$36p$1@build.eclipse.org...
> Hi,
>
> I programmatically created an UML-Model with the JAVA-API (Version 2.1.0)
> in a standalone application and was able to save it to a file according to
> the "Getting Started" - example. Now I tried to import the generated file
> into several UML-Tools. This didn't work for all of them, the only one
> that was able to load the model was Enterprise Architect (MagicDraw,
> Visual Pardigm, Jude and StarUML all failed). Therefore my questions:
>
> 1. Has anyone experience with exchange to (and probably from) other
> UML-Tools?
> 2. Is it possible to save the model in other versions of XMI (the one I
> got has version 2.1)?
> 3. VisualParadigm was complaining about a missing exporter in the XMI.
> What's this?
>
> Hope, I'm in the right newsgroup with my questions ;-)
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Dominik
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