Share models and exporting diagrams

Share models and exporting diagrams

 

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.

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Manage models and diagrams under version control

Visual Studio users can work on a shared model.

Structure your modeling solution

Sharing models in a large or medium project.

Read models and diagrams in other Visual Studio editions

Users of some versions of Visual Studio that cannot create models can read models and diagrams.

Export diagrams as images

You can copy parts of diagrams into applications such as PowerPoint or Word, or print a diagram to an XPS file.

Analyze and model your architecture

Overview of models and diagrams.

Customize your model with profiles and stereotypes

If 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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