XMI export

Hi all,

I’m new to VP and XMI. I’m trying to export an UML Sequence Diagram to XMI 2.1 using Visual Paradigm for Modeler Edition Version 8.2 Build 20110611. Though I can read most of the diagram’s information from uml:Model there is no direct way to extract the message order. I have also looked under <uml: Diagram>, but there isn’t anything useful there.

My sequence diagram is big (about 300 messages), and the way the are ordered is rather no straight forward, i.e., starts with 1, 1.1, 1.1.1, but then it jumps to 10, 10.1, and so on. What I’m looking for is more natural sequence, i.e. 1, 1.1., 1.1.1, 2, 2.1, and so on. Is there a way to extract the message sequence in this way, direct from the xmi exporter? Something like

<messageSequence xmi:id “messageSequenceID” lifelineID=“aLIfelineID”>



would also be great.


– Juan Pablo

Hi Juan,

If you export as XML (File > Export > XML), you can find the sequence number. Is it a must for you to use XMI? Would you consider XML instead?

Best regards,
Jick Yeung