Managing Project

New Project

To create a modeling project, press Ctrl+N or select File | New.

New Project from Template

You can start a modeling project by selecting a template. To start a project with a template, select File | New From Template | [TemplateName]. StarUML supports 4 default templates:
  • UMLMinimal - A single model with UML Standard Profile.
  • UMLConventional - Use Case Model, Analysis Model, Design Model, Implementation Model, and Deployment Model with UML Standard Profile.
  • 4+1 View Model - Pilippe Kruchten's 4+1 Architectural View Model.
  • Rational : Approach of Rational Rose Tool.
  • Data Model : A simple data modeling project.
If you don't want to use pre-defined templates, you need to make your own project structure.

Open Project

If you have model files (.mdj), you can open it in StarUML. To open a model file, press Ctrl+O or select File | Open... and then select a file in Open Dialog.

Open StarUML V1 File

If you have StarUML V1 model files (.uml), you can import by selecting File | Import | StarUML 1 File (.uml)....

Save Project

You can save the working project into a file by pressing Ctrl+S or selecting File | Save. If you want to save as another file, press Ctrl+Shift+S or select File | Save As....

Close Project

To close working project, select File | Close. If you didn't saved the project, you will be asked to save or not.

Export Fragment

To export a part of the project as a fragment, select File | Export | Fragment... and then select an element to export in Element Picker Dialog.

Export HTML docs

To export the project as a set of HTML documents, select File | Export | HTML Docs... menu item.

Import Fragment

To import a fragment into the project, select File | Import | Fragment.... The fragment will be included as a child of the project.

Applying Profiles

To include UML Standard Profile, select Model | Apply Profile | UML Standard Profile (v2) in Menu Bar.
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