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Publish Model Package

The Publish Model Package facility is used to export a package to various XML formats, including XMI 1.1,  XMI 2.1, ArcGIS and BPMN 2.0 XML; for example you might:

Export BPMN 2.0 models to BPMN 2.0 XML, or
Export Enterprise Architect model elements to Rational Rose and other tools that implement the:
UML 1.3 XMI 1.1 / XMI 1.0 standard
UML1.4 XMI 1.2 standard, or
UML 2.x XMI 2.x standard

Access  Click on a package in Project Browser, then select one of the following:

        Project | Publish Model

        Project | Model Import/Export | Export Package to XMI: Publish     or (Ctrl+Alt+E): Publish
                   Extensions | Publish | <XML Format Type>,    or
        Right-click | Import/Export | Export Package to XMI File: Publish

Publish Model Package options



See also

Root Package

Displays the name of the selected package.




Type in or browse for the file path into which the XML file is to be generated.



XML Type

Select the XML/XMI version to which to export the package.

Select UML 2.1 if you want to use XMI 2.1 in round-tripping a model
Select UML 2.0, 2.1.1, 2.1.2, 2.2, 2.3 or 2.4.1 if exporting to a tool that requires that specific version of the XMI


The selected version might render some of the following eight options unavailable.



Export Diagrams

Export all the diagrams in the selected package.



Export Alternate Images

Export the alternate images used in the diagrams in the selected package.


Image Manager

Format XML Output

Format the output into readable XML (this takes a few more seconds at the end of the run).



Write Log File

Write a log of the export activity (recommended).

The log file is saved to the directory into which the XML file is exported.




Use the XMI DTD when exporting to XMI 1.0 or XMI 1.1.

Setting this option validates the correctness of the model and checks that no syntactical errors have occurred.



Exclude EA Extensions

Exclude tool-specific information from the export.



Unisys/Rose Format

Export in Unisys/Rose compatible XMI format.



Generate Diagram Images

Generate the exported diagrams in the format you select from the Format drop-down list.

The generated diagrams are saved in a package called Images in the directory into which the XML file is exported.




Select an XSL Stylesheet to post-process the XML content before saving to file (optional).

You can post-process the XML content before saving the package to file, using an XSLT to convert the output to HTML, XSL, code or other versions of XML; to do this, you must import the required style sheet into the project through the Resources window.


Resource Window

View XML

View the exported XML file.




Initiate XML export.




Close this dialog.




Display this Help topic.




Indicate the progress of the XML export.




When exporting and importing with XMI 1.0 with Enterprise Architect, some loss of data occurs due to the limitations of XMI 1.0
In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Export XMI permission to export to XML
When you select to apply a Data Type Definition (DTD) during an XMI 1.1 export, the UML_EA.DTD file is written to the output directory into which the XML files are written (unless the UML_EA.DTD file is already present in the directory); no error is generated if the UML_EA.DTD file is not present in this directory during the XMI export

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