ArchiMate® Model Exchange File Format for the ArchiMate 3.1/3.2 Modeling Language

(Documentation for the Exchange File Format for ArchiMate 2.1)

Last updated 15 November 2019


The Open Group ArchiMate Model Exchange File Format Standard defines a file format that can be used to exchange data between tools and/or systems that wish to import, and export ArchiMate models. ArchiMate Exchange Files enable exporting content from one ArchiMate modelling tool or repository and importing it into another while retaining information describing the model in the file and how it is structured, such as a list of model elements and relationships. The standard focuses on the packaging and transport of ArchiMate models.


The ArchiMate Model Exchange File Format is a standard file format that can be used to exchange ArchiMate models between tools that create or interpret ArchiMate models.

Normative References

  1. Link to Standard


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