Duplications in UML2 Metamodel?



Duplications in UML2 Metamodel?

From: Andrea Baruzzo <andrea.baruzzo_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 11:53:45 +0100
Message-ID: <5db912070612130253s2551845sa6110863668b6f06@mail.gmail.com>
> Dear all,
> I have downloaded StartUML, as suggested by some of you, in order to open the
> Rational Rose UML2 metamodel. In fact the tool support this feature but when
> I try to open the metamodel project file, there are some errors in the
> conversion. In particular, I receive many messages similar to the
> following:
>
> Visibility_Relationship element "" cannot be converted (reason:
> Invalid generation parameter.)
>
> Anyway, the tool creates a model for the Rose Project. But when I browse the diagrams, I find some strange things such as many duplication of the same concept in the same diagram. I don't know if I am allowed to attach a diagram (in gif format); in any case, if you examine the classifiers hierarchy, you can find many instances of the same classes (Classifier, Class, Interface,...). There is also a strange note  ("class and each increments")  attached to every such instance of the "Class" class, but I don't understand it.

Reading the note, I suspect that the duplication is not due to the
conversion problem I have experimented, but an intentional feature. If
so, can you explain me its meaning?

Best regards,
Andrea
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