Importing ERwin data modeler project

AllFusion ERwin Data Modeler is a popular tool for data modeling. You can import ERwin diagrams and entity models into Visual Paradigm with all properties preserved.

  1. Here is a ERwin Data Modeler Project. In order to allow Visual Paradigm to import it, you need to save it as an XML file. Select File > Save As... from the menu.
    To save an ERwin Data Modeler project as XML
    To save an ERwin Data Modeler project as XML
  2. Select XML Files (*.xml) in Save as type and enter the file name in the Save As window.

    Save the ERwin Data Modeler project as XML
  3. Click Save. This popup the Save as XML File window.
  4. Keep using the default settings Standard XML Format and Only save minimum amount of information.

    Exporting the XML in standard XML format
  5. Click OK to confirm. This saves an XML file that can be used for importing into Visual Paradigm.
  6. To import an ERwin Data Modeler project into Visual Paradigm, select Project > Import > ERwin Project(XML)... in the toolbar of Visual Paradigm.
  7. Specify the file path of the XML file.
  8. Click OK to start importing. When import is completed, the Open Imported Entity Relationship Diagram(s) window will appear.
  9. Select the diagram(s) to open and click Open to open them. The drawings will then be opened.

Related Resources

The following resources may help you to learn more about the topic discussed in this page.

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