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Importing a Model in IBM Rational Rose (MDL) Format

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Use the Project from MDL wizard to create a design project and import into it several existing UML models stored in IBM Rational Rose formats.

Important: For the Project from MDL wizard to work:
  • The Java Runtime Environment and the Java Development Kit (JDK/JRE) must be installed on your computer.
  • The javahome parameter in the
RAD_Studio_root/bin/plugins/mdlimport/jdk.config
file must correctly point to your JDK/JRE directories. For example:
javahome ../../../../../../../jdk1.4/jre
Note: Do not use quotation marks in the path to JDK/JRE.

To create a design project based on existing UML models in IBM Rational Rose formats

  1. Save the jdk.config file and open RAD Studio.
  2. On the main menu, choose File > New > Other. The New Items dialog box opens.
  3. On the left pane, choose Design Projects.
  4. On the right pane, choose the Convert from MDL template and click OK.
  5. In the New application dialog box, enter the new application (project) name and location. Click OK.
  6. In the Project from MDL wizard, click Add. The Select Model File browser opens. In Files of type, select the format in which to import the IBM Rational Rose model. The available formats are: MDL files, PTL files, CAT files, and SUB files.
  7. Browse for a file containing the model to import and click Open.
  8. In the Project from MDL wizard, specify the scale factor and conversion options. Click Finish.
A new design project is created at the specified location. The IBM Rational Rose format models stored in the selected model files are imported into this design project.

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