Exporting and import XMI

Visual Paradigm supports interoperability with XMI file, a standard made for data exchange. You can export project data to an XMI, edit it externally with other softwares that accepts XMI. In this chapter, you will see how to export and import XMI through the command line interface.

Exporting XMI

To export XMI from a project through command line:

  1. Browse the scripts folder under the Visual Paradigm installation directory. For Mac users, you can find the scripts folder in the Visual Paradigm package by right clicking on it and then selecting Show Package Contents. Then look in Contents\Resources\app\scripts for the scripts folder.
  2. Copy the script file ExportXMI and paste to the bin folder of Visual Paradigm installation directory.
  3. Start the command prompt.
  4. Navigate to the bin folder of Visual Paradigm installation directory.
  5. Execute the script by supplying the required parameters. For example:
    ExportXMI -project C:\Demo\Demo.vpp -out C:\Demo\Output\Sample.xmi -type 2.1

    Below is a description of parameters:
    Parameter Description Example
    -project Project path
    C:\Demo\Demo.vpp
    -out The filepath of XMI file
    C:\Demo\Output\sample.xmi
    -type [optional] Version of XMI. Unless specified, the lastly generated version will be selected. Here are the possible options:
    • 2.1
    • 2.1UML2
    2.1
    -encoding [optional] Encoding of XMI file
     
    Parameters for ExportXMI

Importing XMI

To import XMI to a project through command line:

  1. Browse the scripts folder under the Visual Paradigm installation directory. For Mac users, you can find the scripts folder in the Visual Paradigm package by right clicking on it and then selecting Show Package Contents. Then look in Contents\Resources\app\scripts for the scripts folder.
  2. Copy the script file ImportXMI and paste to the bin folder of Visual Paradigm installation directory.
  3. Start the command prompt.
  4. Navigate to the bin folder of Visual Paradigm installation directory.
  5. Execute the script by supplying the required parameters. For example:
    ImportXMI -project C:\Demo\Demo.vpp -file C:\Demo\input\sample.xmi

    Below is a description of parameters:
    Parameter Description Example
    -project Project path
    C:\Demo\Demo.vpp
    -file The filepath of the XMI file to import
    C:\Demo\input\sample.xmi
    Parameters for ImportXMI

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