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This topic is a place to gather information about UML2 compatibility in open source and commercial UML/MDA products.

List of UML2-compatible UML Tools

Tool Native Modeling Code Generation License Tool Version UML2 Version Notes
Acceleo Yes No Yes EPL 3.0 metamodel-driven, not UML specific
AgileJ StructureViews Yes No No Commercial 1.7.7 reverse engineered class diagrams only
AndroMDA Yes No Yes BSD 3.4-SNAPSHOT 3.1.0 maven based MDA tool
ArgoUML Yes Yes Yes EPL 0.32 3.1.1 prereleases yet (stable for UML1.4 only)
Cloudfier Yes Yes* Yes** EPL/AGPL - 5.0 *Uses a textual notation; **Supports both codegen and model interpretation
Eclipse UML2 Tools Yes Yes No EPL
Enterprise Architect No Yes Yes Commercial
GenMyModel Yes Yes Yes Commercial - 4.0
IBM RSM/RSA No Yes Yes Commercial
MagicDraw UML No Yes Yes Commercial
MDT Papyrus Yes Yes Yes EPL
Mia-Studio Yes No Yes Commercial
MOSKitt Yes Yes No EPL
openArchitectureWare Yes No Yes EPL metamodel-driven, not UML specific
Soyatec eUML2 Yes Yes Yes Commercial
Taylor MDA Yes Yes Yes LGPL
TextUML Toolkit Yes Yes* No EPL 1.7 2.5 & 3.* Uses a textual notation
UML Designer Yes Yes No EPL 3.0 4.1 Customizable, as it is based on Eclipse Sirius
UML Lab Yes Yes Yes Commercial adaptable Round-Trip-Engineering with Xpand Templates
Description of table columns

Follows a description of the less obvious column names:

  • Native - whether the tool uses UML2 as its native format. If UML2 is not natively supported, that means the user has to perform some sort of conversion step (e.g. import/export) in order for the tool to accept/provide UML2-compatible models.
  • Modeling - whether the tool supports modeling.
  • Code generation - whether the tool supports code generation.
  • Tool version - version of the tool when verified. If the tool has not been verified yet, it will be empty.
  • UML2 version - version of UML2 adopted by the tool when verified.
  • Notes - any quirks or comments about UML2 support in the tool.