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Extending UML

Sometimes a modeling problem cannot be adequately expressed using the base UML model elements or, similarly, an area of work falls into a specialized domain that requires a tailored modeling approach or program language support. To meet such requirements, you can extend the capabilities of UML to develop new modeling constructs, using MDG Technologies to combine and deploy a wide range or extension mechanisms such as:

  • UML Profiles
  • Stereotypes
  • Shape Scripts
  • Tagged Values
  • Constraints
  • Patterns
  • Customized Code and Transformation Templates, and
  • Grammars

Using the MDG Technology Creation Wizard, you can quickly and easily integrate the extensions into a technology and rapidly tailor UML and Enterprise Architect to address a particular modeling domain not explicitly defined in the original UML specification, but using extension mechanisms that are still part of the Specification.




Extending UML

Quickly and easily extend UML into a profile and technology using the MDG Technology Wizard.

Using MDG Technologies

Wrap your UML Profiles, code modules, scripts, Patterns, images, Tagged Value Types, report templates, Linked Document templates and Toolbox pages.

The MDG Technology SDK

Everything you require to build your own technology, such as Shape Scripts, Tagged Value Types, Code Template Frameworks, Grammar Frameworks and more.

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