Update a UML model

Last Published: April 25, 2020


Instructions provided are to upgrade the Unified Modeling Language (UML) models created at ArcGIS 8.0.x. It is not necessary to re-create drawings at ArcGIS 8.1 and above.


  1. Launch Visio and create a new drawing with drawing type ArcInfo UML Model (Visio 2000).

    This opens an empty drawing in a new template.
  2. From the File > Open menu, navigate to your version 8.0.x .vsd file and load it.
    [O-Image] Visio2000_OpenOriginal
    To model feature datasets, continue to the next step. Otherwise, save your Visio document. It now contains the newer template.
  3. In the UML Navigator, double-click on the Workspace diagram.

    Drag and drop a package onto the diagram.

    The Stereotype menu has a FeatureDataset option.
    [O-Image] StereotypeFeatureDataset

  4. In the UML Navigator, double-click on the diagram under the Package1 feature dataset.
    [O-Image] Visio2000_Package
  5. Drag and drop the classes onto the new diagram. Make other desired changes and save the Visio document.
    [O-Image] Visio2000_DragDrop

Article ID:000004460

  • ArcMap 8 x
  • ArcMap 9 x

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