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Example of UXF

In computing, UML eXchange Format (UXF) is a XML-based model interchange format for Unified Modeling Language (UML), which is a standard software modeling language. UXF is a structured format described in 1998 and intended to encode, publish, access and exchange UML models.[1]

More recent alternatives include XML Metadata Interchange[2] and OMG's Diagram Definition standard.[3]

Known uses

  • UMLet is an application that uses UXF as its native file format.


  1. Suzuki, Junichi; Yamamoto, Yoshikazu (1999). "Making UML Models Interoperable with UXF". Selected papers from the First International Workshop on The Unified Modeling Language - UML '98: Beyond the Notation (Association for Computing Machinery). 
  2. UML Forum. "UML FAQ". http://www.umlforum.com/faq/. 
  3. OMG (2012-07-01). "Diagram Definition, Version 1.0". http://www.omg.org/spec/DD/1.0/.