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The goal of the KDM to UML converter plug-in is to allow practical transformations of KDM models to UML models.


This tool aims at converting KDM models into UML models in order to allow integrating KDM-compliant tools (i.e. discoverers) with UML-compliant tools (e.g. modelers, model transformation tools, code generators, etc), as shown in the next figure.

Overall approach of the KDM to UML converter

The converter is mainly implemented by an ATL model-to-model transformation taking as input a model conforming to the KDM meta model and producing as output a model conforming to the KDM models into UML meta model.

The mapping between KDM and UML is described in the following table:

KDM to UML mapping

This mapping can be changed or completed easily by updating the ATL rules.

The converter can also generate a trace file of the transformation to UML and a transformation log.


To use the plug-in you need:


Gabriel Barbier (Mia-Software)

Fabien Giquel (Mia-Software)

Frédéric Madiot (Mia-Software)



You will find a version of this plug-in in SVN repository.

Here are installation instructions :

  • Import the project in your workspace using a SVN client.
  • Use the "export" menu to export this project as a plug-in (Deployable plug-ins and fragments) in your Eclipse installation. Don't forget to choose the "Package plug-ins as individual jar archives" option.
  • Re-start your Eclipse to take this plug-in into account.

Connection parameters to the SVN repository: MoDisco/SVN.


You could download an archived site or use the update site of MoDisco.

User manual

The plug-in also provides the user with a contextual menu in order to create models easily. By right-clicking on a KDM model in the Eclipse Package Explorer view you can generate the UML model, with or without traces (see next figure).

Generating a UML model from a KDM model

From a KDM source model:

KDM model

We obtain a UML target model :

UML model

This UML model can be displayed in any modeler:

UML diagram

Current Limitations

The bidirectional UML Association elements are not identified by the rules: two complementary unidirectional UML Association elements are generated.

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