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Before installing E2E Builder for MagicDraw, make sure that MagicDraw UML 17.0 or 18.0 is properly installed on the system. For more information, refer to UML Design Software and Installing MagicDraw 18.0.
Updating the E2E Builder follows the same procedure as installing the E2E Builder.

During the installation, the E2E Builder plugin installer writes some files to the folder to which MagicDraw has been installed. If you installed MagicDraw to C:\Program Files, the installer will not have the rights to write the files.

You can either

  • install MagicDraw to a folder different to C:\Program Files as suggested in Installing MagicDraw 18.0,
  • or start MagicDraw as an administrator to import the E2E Builder plugin
    (you will need to provide administration rights on every Builder update),
  • or give your windows user full access to the installation folder of MD via the folder properties
    (you need admin rights for this, but only once, not with every update).

To get the most of E2E Builder and to inspect the BPMN features of the Quick Start Example, you additionally need the Cameo Business Modeler by NoMagic.

Installing the E2E Builder Plugin for MagicDraw

To install the E2E Builder Plugin, start MagicDraw. Consider the necessary installation rights as described in the note above.

In the MagicDraw Startup dialog, select one of the perspectives (e.g. Full Featured). You will change the perspective later on to E2E Perspective, after the E2E Builder has been installed.
See E2E Builder for MagicDraw Basics for more details.

 

Open the Resource/Plugin Manager.

Click Import to choose the E2E Builder Plugin ZIP-File.

Select the ZIP-file of the version you want to install and click Open.

The E2E Builder gets extracted.

The E2E Builder has been installed successfully and will be available after restarting MagicDraw.

Click OK.

The MagicDraw Resource/Plugin Manager shows that the E2E Builder has been installed.
Select All Resources from the drop-down box in the toolbar, if you do not see the E2E Builder plugin in the list of resources and plugins.

Click Close.

Restart MagicDraw with administration rights to make the E2E Builder plugin available. After that having done that, you do not need administration rights any longer.

If you want some guidance on exploring the E2E Builder, we recommend to extract and open the Quick Start example.

Click OK.

Choose where to install the example (default location is C:\E2E Documentation) and click OK.

The Quick Start example gets extracted and the example project will be opened automatically.

After opening the project, MagicDraw informs you that the plugin has been successfully installed an enabled.

Click OK.

Adding the E2E Builder License

If you use MagicDraw 17, you have to add a valid license to be able to use the E2E Builder. If you do not add a valid license, the E2E Model Compiler will be disabled.
If you are using MagicDraw 18, the Builder license is already included and you can skip this step.

Select Enter License Data from the E2E Builder menu.

Click to browse for the license file.

Select the license file and click OK.

The selected license is displayed. Click OK to apply the selected license.

Now, have fun with the E2E Builder Plugin!
Browse through the use cases of the sample model. We recommend to start with the Quick Start use case for an overview on the main concepts of E2E Bridge on a readily prepared example.

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