What is a .UML File And How To Open It (Easy Guide)

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Introduction

Have you downloaded a file with .uml extension, but you are not sure what it is? It is possible that you know what the file does, but you are unsure on how to open it. Thanks to this easy guide you will be able to find out what .uml file extension is, how to open it and how to work with it.

What is a .UML file?

The file extension .UML comes from UML Data Object Model. The format of this file is xml, and it is a development related file.

What to know

There are currently 2 software that can open the .uml file on 3 platforms.

How to open a .UML file?

In this part of the article we will show you how to open the .UML file on various operating systems.

How to open a .UML file on Windows (7, 8, 10)

The .uml file can be opened in 4 steps on Windows.

1. The first step is to download the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: No Magic MagicDraw and Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.

Step 2

Step 2: Locating your .UML file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Choose “Open with”

3. In the third step right click on your file and choose “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choose the software and click ok

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Windows.

How to open a .UML file on Mac

Below you can see a visual guide on how to open the .uml file on Mac in 4 easy steps.

1. The first step is to download the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software. This software will be used for opening the file. You can also use No Magic MagicDraw and Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software.

Step 2

Step 2: Finding your .UML file

2. In the second step you need to locate the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Clicking “Open with”

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Choosing the software to open your file

4. In the fourth step, after clicking “Open with”, you should see the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software that you have downloaded. Click on the software and click “OK”. That’s all, now you have opened your file on Mac.

How to open a .UML file on Linux

The .uml file can be opened in 4 steps on Linux.

1. The first step is to download the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software. You will be using this software in order to open the file. Other software that can be used in opening this file is: No Magic MagicDraw and Eclipse IDE for Java Developers.

Step 2

Step 2: Locate the .UML file

2. The second step is locating the downloaded file. The file can be usually found in your /download/ folder if you don’t remember where you have downloaded it to.

Step 3

Step 3: Hover over the “Open with” button

3. In the third step, after locating your file, right click on it and click “Open with”.

Step 4

Step 4: Open the file choosing the software

4. After choosing the “Open with” option, you will have an option to choose the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers software you have downloaded. Choose your software and click on “OK”. Congratulations! You have opened your file on Linux.

Still cannot open the .UML file?

If you are still unable to open the .UML file, it might be because you are trying to open the wrong one. The .UML file extension is similar to other file extensions such as: .umlclass – UML Class Model, .umod – Epic Games, .ums – Human Head Studios, .umx – Epic Games, .unauth – Netegrity. You might be trying to open one of them. Please recheck the file extension again.

Conclusion

In this article you have learned how to open the .UML file with the Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, No Magic MagicDraw programs on Windows, Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, No Magic MagicDraw programs on Mac and Eclipse IDE for Java Developers, No Magic MagicDraw software on Linux.