Instant Generator is exporting hidden/rogue associations


When I use Instant Generator -> XML Schema (I tried other types of generators and it has the same problem), it generates a hidden/rogue association. There is no association line between 2 models, but it generates one anyway. I went through the property list for the class diagram, but I couldn’t find the association it was generating.

So I tried creating a new association and then deleting it. But the new association just got generated as ClassName_2.

I tried using Help -> Maintenance -> Repair Project

But it made no difference.

How can I fix this problem? It is quite annoying.

I am running VP-UML 7.2 SP2



Hello Joel,

Would you mind send me your project file to have a look? If you don’t want to attach the project in this forum, you can send to Please include this forum UML if you send us the project by email. Look forward to hear from you.

Best regards,
Rain Wong

Hi Rain,

I managed to delete the association in the end by going into the “Class Specification” property box under the “Relations” tab.

So it’s all good now.