Monday, 19 November 2012 08:49

Export your EA models to Eclipse UML

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Enterprise Architect supports a UML 2 export, which produces an XML file valid to the OMG’s UML specification. Nevertheless, it is not possible to open it with an UML editor of Eclipse without any modifications, because the Eclipse implementation of the UML2 metamodel differs in some places.

We developed an XSLT script, which can be easily added to Enterprise Architect as MDG Technology, for exporting a UML file. This file can be opened and edited directly in Eclipse with traditional tree-based UML editors. Currently, Class Diagrams and simple State Charts are supported.


Follow these simple steps if you have EA v.9.3 or higher:

  1. Add this URL to your MDG Technologies in EA via Settings --> MDG Technologies… --> Advanced --> Add URL…
  1. Select a Package in your Project Browser and click on Extensions --> Publish --> Eclipse UML Export (Name the export file <filename>.uml


For more information, we kindly refer to our blog entry:


This figure shows the same Class diagram in EA and in Eclipse

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Dr. Konrad Wieland

Dr. Konrad Wieland

LieberLieber Software GmbH (Consultant)
Dr. Konrad Wieland is an expert in modeling and model-based software development in the most diverse domains. Even during his dissertation at the Vienna University of Technology, he published a host of articles on team-based modeling and software configuration management. Since 2012, as Consultant and Product Manager at LieberLieber he has continued to expand his expertise in these and other areas in and around Enterprise Architect.
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