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Tools supported by SinelaboreRT
XMI based tools
The XML Metadata Interchange (XMI) is a standard from the Object Managing Group for exchanging metadata information via Extensible Markup Language (XML). More and more UML tools allow to export XMI data. You can select the tool that best suits your needs. Presently XMI files exported from the following tool versions were tested. Most probably also later versions will work out of the box.
- UModel 2009 … 2020
- Magic Draw 15.5, 16.5, 16.6, 16.9, 17. Cross platform!
- Visual Paradigm 8.2, 16.2
- Modelio 3.6.1 (latest tested version) Open Source!
- StarUML Basic support. Let us know if you have issues.
Usually also later versions work. In case of any problems send us an example with a problem description.
Cadifra UML Editor
Cadifra is a fast and lightweight UML Diagram Editor for Windows. It supports the following kinds of UML diagrams: Class, Object, Sequence, State and Use Case. Each diagram is stored in an own file. The SinelaboreRT codegen directly uses the state diagram model file. The state diagram editor is very good for flat designs. But also designs with hierarchy are possible. Supported versions: 1.3.1, 1.3.2 and later
astah* is a lightweight UML editor from Change Vision with good support for drawing UML state diagrams. It is written in Java and can therefore run on different operating systems like MS Windows, Mac OS X or Linux. Its state chart editor is powerful but still easy to use. It provides a Java API for direct access of the model file. Therefore it is not necessary to export the model (e.g. in XMI format) but the SinelaboreRT code generator can directly access the model file. This makes the development cycle very fast.
Latest successful tests were done with version 6.7.0 on Mac OS-X. It has turned out that some more jar files are needed for this version to work. Check the Astah* Howto page for more info what files to copy.
The built in state diagram editor
The sinelaboreRT integrated state machine editor allows the very efficient creation of state charts. In opposite to the above listed UML modeling tools the model is not created graphically but with a tree based approach. A graphical representation of the model is created automatically. You can focus on your modeling work! There is no need to move states or transitions around to beautify the diagram.