Share models and exporting diagrams

 

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Share models and exporting diagrams on docs.microsoft.com. In Visual Studio, you can share models and diagrams with colleagues in several ways.

To see which versions of Visual Studio support this feature, see Version support for architecture and modeling tools.

Users of Visual Studio can create and edit models, layer diagrams, and directed graphs.

Different users can work at the same time on a UML model, but should work on different packages.

We recommend that you use Team Foundation version control.

For more information, see Manage models and diagrams under version control.

For suggestions about organizing models in a medium or large project, see Structure your modeling solution.

Team members using some versions of Visual Studio (which cannot create models) can read models, modeling diagrams, and directed graphs, but cannot edit them. To see which versions of Visual Studio support this feature, see Version support for architecture and modeling tools.

A UML diagram or layer diagram can be opened only within the model in which it was created. To provide access to a diagram, you must therefore provide access to all the modeling project files, or to copies of them.

For more information, see Read models and diagrams in other Visual Studio editions.

You can copy parts of diagrams into documents or presentations. You can also print diagrams, for example to XPS files.

For more information, see Export diagrams as images.

TitleDescription
Manage models and diagrams under version controlVisual Studio users can work on a shared model.
Structure your modeling solutionSharing models in a large or medium project.
Read models and diagrams in other Visual Studio editionsUsers of some versions of Visual Studio that cannot create models can read models and diagrams.
Export diagrams as imagesYou can copy parts of diagrams into applications such as PowerPoint or Word, or print a diagram to an XPS file.
Analyzing and Modeling ArchitectureOverview of models and diagrams.
Customize your model with profiles and stereotypesIf you use a UML profile in a model, and then send the model to someone else, they must have installed the same profile.

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