Importing elements from existing projects¶
Overview of element import¶
The element import feature is used to import elements from other projects into your current project.
Importing elements from another project¶
Running an element import operation¶
- Select the work model into which you wish to import model elements.
- Launch the Import/Export > Import > Import model… command.
- Select the ‘project.conf’ file of the project you wish to import elements from.
- Select the elements you wish to import.
- Launch the Import.
Elements that can be imported into your project are presented in a standard hierarchy (packages containing classes). To view the classes contained in an importable package, simply click on the “+” on the left of the package name.
The following list describes exactly what is imported for each type of element.
Project : The entire project (packages, classes, …)
Package : Classes (with their operations, attributes, “visible” associations), documents, tagged values, diagrams
Class : Operations, attributes, “visible” associations, documents, tagged values, diagrams
Non-imported objects are:
Reference links from a package to another element that is not imported and that does not already exist in the current project
Non-oriented associations (no visibility on either side)
The import will fail if there is any inconsistency between imported elements.