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Re: extend emf metamodel of uml with visual components [message #607684] Mon, 16 April 2007 17:35
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"Steffen Mazanek" <> wrote in message
> Hello again,
> some days ago I asked for the emf metamodel of uml and you
> pointed me to the right place. Now I have a more technical
> question regarding modularity of emf.
> I would like to add visual components to the uml metamodel
> and relate them to the uml classifiers. For example, I would
> like to add the shape rectangle as a visual representation
> of a Class. Adding these components to the uml ecore works
> fine, but I guess that there is a more modular approach.
> How resp. where would you add this information and how
> could I link it to the uml emf model?
> Best regards,
> Steffen
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