Exporting diagrams as XML

The XML representation of a diagram lets you use the full diagram information in other tools.

The unstandardized XML export functionality is only available for diagrams that are not supported by the BPMN 2.0 specification. In case you want to export diagrams in BPM 2.0 compliant XML, please use the standardized BPMN 2.0 XML export instead.

To export a diagram as an XML document, proceed as follows:

  • Select the diagram you want to export.

  • Click Import / Export, then Export Signavio XML in the top drop-down menu of the Signavio Explorer.

    The XML export is available for diagrams that cannot be exported to BPMN 2.0 XML.

    The XML export is available for diagrams that cannot be exported to BPMN 2.0 XML.

  • The browser will now download the exported diagram as an XML-file.

    The XML-format produced is a special form of RDF and will have the following structure (example excerpt):

<rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" ...>
 <rdf:Description rdf:about="">
   <admin:generatorAgent rdf:resource="http://purl.org/NET/erdf/extract"/>
 </rdf:Description>
 <rdf:Description rdf:about=""/>
   <rdf:Description rdf:about="#sid-A302E7F1-73E4-4AF1-A885-E2F8483EC3DD">
     <type xmlns="http://oryx-editor.org/">StartNoneEvent</type>
     <bounds xmlns="http://oryx-editor.org/">104,140,74,110</bounds>

You can use XML transformation tools to generate other XML formats from the Signavio XML format.