To create a modeling project, press
Ctrl+N or select File | New.
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.
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.
If you have StarUML V1 model files (
.uml), you can import by selecting File | Import | StarUML 1 File (.uml)....
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....
To close working project, select File | Close. If you didn't saved the project, you will be asked to save or not.
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.
To import a fragment into the project, select File | Import | Fragment.... The fragment will be included as a child of the project.
To include UML Standard Profile, select Model | Apply Profile | UML Standard Profile (v2) in Menu Bar.