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Generate Model Exchange File Format 2.1

After you have created an ArchiMate 2 model using the built-in MDG Technology for ArchiMate 2, you can generate Model Exchange File Format 2.1 from the model Package.

Access Extensions | Archimate 2 | Generate Model Exchange File

Generate Model Exchange File



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Displays the name of the currently-selected Package. If this is not the required Package, click on the button and select the correct Package.


Type in the file path and name of the file to be generated, or click on the button and browse for the location.


(Optional) Select the language identifier for the content of the elements in the generated file.


Select the appropriate checkboxes:

  • 'Element Relationships' - to include connectors between the elements being generated
  • 'Tagged Values' - to include the Tagged Values for each element and relationship being generated
  • 'Element Organization' - to include the structural organization of the elements inside the selected Package
  • 'Diagrams' - include the Archimate 2 diagrams inside the selected Package


Click on this button to generate the Model Exchange File.

The progress of the file generation is reported in the 'ArchiMate 2' tab of the System Output window. A message box also displays to indicate when the generation is complete; click on the OK button to clear the message.

View File

Click on this button to display the contents of the generated file.


Click on this button to close this 'Generate Model Exchange File Format' dialog.


Click on this button to display this Help topic.


  • This facility is available in the Professional, Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
  • The 'Language' field displays the 2-letter codes from
  • The Model Exchange File generated by Enterprise Architect adheres to The Open Group specified Schema:
  • Generated elements and diagrams will be displayed in the System Output window – double click on an item in the System Output window to highlight it in the Project Browser
  • Elements, connectors and diagrams that are not from the built-in MDG Technology for ArchiMate 2 will be ignored during generation
  • The Network and Communication Path connectors from the ArchiMate 2 Technology toolbox in Enterprise Architect will not currently be generated as they do not have any mapping in The Open Group specified Schema