Modelio – open source UML and BPMN modeling environment

Modelio is first and foremost a modeling environment, supporting a wide range of UML/BPMN models and diagrams, and providing model assistance and consistency checking features.

The software supports the UML2, BPMN, MDA, XMI, MDA, TOGAF, SoaML, UML Testing Profile, and SysML standards.

Modelio supports UML2 Profiles for XSD, WSDL and BPEL, SoaML for service modelling in distributed environments; and BPMN for business process modelling.

Features include:

  • Java code generation (using the free Java Designer module) – uses an RCP/Eclipse-style project file structure, and supports Java code generation and reverse, Javadoc generation and Java automation.
  • BMPN support integrated with UML – with dedicated diagrams to support business process modeling.
  • XMI import and export – provides an XMI import/export feature that enables you to exchange UML2 models between different tools.
  • Scripting language support (Jython) – provides integrated support of the Jython scripting language, for online requests, small scripts and macro definition.
  • Extensibility: Modelio can be extended for any language, methodology or modeling technique just by adding modules. You can either use existing modules or else develop your own.
    • Java Designer – support of UML2 and Java 6, providing Java code generation and reverse functionalities, Javadoc generation and Java automation.
    • XSD Designer – graphical modeling of XML schemas (XSD models), transformation of UML class diagrams into XSD models and generation of XSD documents from an XML model.
    • WSDL Designer – graphical modeling of web services (WSDL models) and generation of WSDL code from a WSDL model.
    • Togaf Architect – support of the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Framework, with dedicated editors for use in enterprise architecture modeling and TOGAF catalog and matrix production.
    • SysML Architect – support of the Systems Modeling Language – SysML for short – used to specify, analyze, design and validate systems and systems-of-systems.
    • UML Testing Profile – support of the OMG’s standard test modeling language, providing test-specific concepts, dedicated artifacts and sequence diagram generation templates.
    • SoaML Designer – support of SoaML, the SOA architecture modeling standard, with specific editors dedicated to SOA architecture modeling and architecture implementation model generation.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, MacOS X, and Windows.

License: GNU General Public License v3.0


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