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Re: XML/XMI import/export issues? [message #619993] Wed, 11 June 2008 14:04
james bruck is currently offline james bruckFriend
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Hi Kim,

I've cc'd the uml2tools newsgroup about this. The UML2Tools group would be
able to let you know the status of the various supported diagrams.

It would be nice to keep the newsgroup product neutral but another tool that
supports all the diagram types except timing diagrams is IBM's RSx. It is
built on the opensource UML2 project. It's not freeware however.
Somewhere in the history of postings there was a link to applications that
use the opensource UML2 project. You will probably find a freebie there
that supports Sequence diagrams.

- James.

"Kim McGarghan" <> wrote in message
> We bought Visual Paradigm to draw UML diagrams [including collaborative
> models], and were assured we'd be able, if need be, to convert the XMI to
> XML and import into either Eclipse, MyEclipse, or Visio, which are the
> preferred tools used by our client. [We need to supply the client with
> editable overview, golden path, and alternate path collaboration
> diagrams.]
> We cannot get Visio to import the drawings. We wrote Visual Paradigm about
> the problem, and they initially encouraged us to try both in Eclipse and
> in MyEclipse.
> Having done so, we find that we cannot get either Eclipse or MyEclipse to
> import the diagrams as diagrams either, although both programs do 'see'
> the attributes and elements as XML.
> We wrote Visual Paradigm about the problem again, and this is what they
> said:
> "Subject [#ZZQ-732542]: problems with XMI
> Our engineers had investigated on your problem but unfortunately didn't
> able to find you the solution. We have tried the MyEclipse and seems
> MyEclipse is still using UML 1.x (but our diagrams are UML 2.1). I think
> that's the reason why they cannot import our XMI.
> We also tried an alternative solution, which is eclipse uml2tool plugin.
> Eclipse uml2tool was able to import our model (XMI 2.1 for UML2), and
> re-construct the diagram based on the model (the diagram layout will be
> different). But it's shame that they do not support sequence diagram and
> communication/collaboration diagram.
> Therefore currently there is no way to import our model (communication
> diagram) into eclipse in editable way. We are very sorry about this. If
> you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact me."
> Does anyone know of a way we can get those diagrams exported successfully
> AS editable diagrams to Eclipse, MyEclipse, Visio, or some other
> widely-used tool?
> --kmcgarghan @, kmcgarghan @
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