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Import Archimate Model Exchange File Format 2.1

If you have a valid ArchiMate 2 Model Exchange File, you can import it into your Enterprise Architect project as a UML model.

Access Extensions | Archimate 2 | Import Model Exchange File

Import 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 to select the Package Browser and select the correct Package.


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

View File

Click on this button to open and view the file to be imported.


Click on this button to import the selected Model Exchange file into the specified Package.

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

The System Output Window


Click on this button to close the dialog.


Click on this button to display this Help topic.


  • Importing Model Exchange File Format 2.1 is available in the Professional, Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
  • The Model Exchange File should adhere to The Open Group Specified Schema
  • Elements, connectors and diagrams that are not specified in The Open Group Schema will be ignored during import
  • Imported elements and diagrams will be displayed in the System Output window – double click on an item in this window to highlight it in the Project Browser