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Knightrider

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Hi All

I am trying to import a System Architecture diagram from Rational System Architect (version 11.4.2.3 ) as an XML into Sparx Enterprise Architect ( version 12.1.1228  ).
It fails on the import with error "Unknown XMI Exporter or Version".

Has anyone successfully managed to import diagrams as above. I have a bunch of complex diagrams and it will save me a great deal of time if anyone can share a solution with me.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Importing diagrams into Sparx from Rational System Architect
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2016, 12:46:14 am »
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Please note that most of us here are just EA users.

If EA is flagging Unknown XMI Exporter, there's something wrong with the file.
EA supports most versions of XMI, but RSA might be doing something non-standard. Luckily, EA can read .emx / .uml2 files as well.

In the XMI Import dialog there's a button to select other file formats. I'm not sure about the label in 12.1, but in 11.1 it's "Other XML File Formats." So try that.

As always when importing from another tool, be aware that diagram layout is not part of the XMI specification, so while you should get the model content you will most likely have to redraw your diagrams from scratch.
How well EA does with .emx/.uml2 I don't know, but RSA is specifically mentioned on the help page.

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Re: Importing diagrams into Sparx from Rational System Architect
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2016, 07:23:07 am »
We provide a platform to import Sys Architect content into Sparx, including diagrams.
We have supported System Architect for 9 years.
We are a Sparx partner in North America.
Please send me a msg to sam.courtney@aprocessgroup.com to follow thru!
This is the link to our web site:
http://www.aprocessgroup.com/products/apg-modelflow/
Thanks,
Sam

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Re: Importing diagrams into Sparx from Rational System Architect
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2016, 07:56:40 am »
Once it was named Rational Rose there was a Unisys Plugin that was needed to create the right XMI format. EA did swallow that. But that's probably 10 years ago I last did that.

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Re: Importing diagrams into Sparx from Rational System Architect
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 08:23:00 am »
Unfortunately, it's not possible from within EA.  Rational System Architect doesn't have any form of XMI export to my knowledge, and EA doesn't know how to import its native XML format.

Rational Software Architect is the one that has XMI export and EA has no problems importing from that.

I have no experience with the APG ModelFlow tool. It's probably worth contacting them though.
Simon

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Re: Importing diagrams into Sparx from Rational System Architect
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 05:06:07 pm »
Oh, I'm so sorry. I did not read that properly.

I was talking about Rational Software Architect, not Rational System Architect.

Apologies for any confusion.

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Re: Importing diagrams into Sparx from Rational System Architect
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2016, 08:47:36 am »
Simon M, You hit it on the head. The Rational System Architect tool only has general XML output which is not compatible with EA's XMI import facility.

Thanks all for your comments.

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Re: Importing diagrams into Sparx from Rational System Architect
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2017, 02:05:41 am »
We have imported full RSA - Software Architect - data and diagrams into EA with great results! Used the RSA XMI mechanism.