This project provides the glue around valuable UML & SysML diagram editors (GMF based or not) and other MDE tools. It will also offer support for UML & SysML profiling mechanisms.
For each type of diagrams, we will consider the existing editors, and will integrate the best available, as far as the consistency of the product is saved (licensing, concepts, look & feel, etc.). For example, the editors of the current MDT UML Tools project, aiming to extensively generate independent UML diagram editors using GMF, will be therefore reused when it makes sense. Of course, some diagram editors will have to be specifically developed, as no satisfying alternative exists (timing diagram for example). As we intend to use GMF each time it will be the best solution, we will also contribute to its development and improvement.
At last, the architecture of this project will be open, allowing end users to extend or modify it easily.
In brief, this project intends to be a focal point for UML & SysML, providing an integration and extension means for:
- diagrams editors
- profiles design and support mechanisms
- generic modeling tools (search, validate, etc.)
UML & SysML Tools features are organized into different topics:
- Diagram editors
- Diagram editors integration
- EMF Search integration
- EMF Validation integration
The primary focus will be completeness w.r.t. both UML & SysML support, and their profile mechanism, support for collaborative work, capability to be included in qualified industrial process.
Our second focus is about solution flexibility & openness, that should allow diagram extensibility, so that we can complete diagrams in an iterative way. The GUI of the project will be customizable, in order to define for example new palettes, properties views or also new specific outlines. All these customizations will be defined in the context of a UML & SysML profile design.