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MDG Technology for AML

The MDG Technology for the Archetype Modeling Language (AML) integrates the AML modeling tool with Enterprise Architect.

"The AML defines a standard means for modeling Archetype Models (AMs) to support the representation of Clinical Information Modeling Initiative (CIMI) artifacts using modeling profiles as defined in the UML. Archetype Models are Platform Independent Models (PIMs) and are developed as a set of constraints on a specific Reference Model (RM)."

(Quoted from the Object Management Group (OMG) Archetype Modeling Language (AML) Specification (Version 1.0, May 2015))

The AML is specified by three UML profiles collectively meeting the requirements of archetype modeling:

  • Reference Model
  • Constraint Model
  • Terminology Binding Model

This image illustrates selection of the 'AML' diagram type in the 'New Diagram' dialog.


On the Diagram Toolbox, click on the More Tools button and select 'Archetype Modeling Language'.


Design > Diagram > Toolbox

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AML Integration



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AML in Enterprise Architect

Developing AML diagrams is quick and simple, using the MDG Technology for Archetype Modeling Language. The AML facilities are provided in the form of:

  • An AML diagram type, created through the 'New Diagram' dialog
  • An 'Archetype Modeling Language' page in the Diagram Toolbox, providing AML elements (stereotyped UML elements)
  • AML element and relationship entries in the 'Toolbox Shortcut Menu' and Quick Linker
The Quick Linker Toolbox Shortcut Menu Add New Diagrams

Disable AML

If you prefer not to use the MDG Technology for Archetype Modeling Language, you can disable it (and subsequently re-enable it) using the 'MDG Technologies' dialog.

Manage MDG Technologies

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