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You can install and use MetaModelAgent together with the open-source Papyrus modeling tool for free without any registration for small models. There are also a companion extension available for Papyrus that includes some example models which makes it really easy to get started.

If you already have Papyrus or any of the other supported modeling tools installed, you can skip the first step.

Step 1: Install Papyrus modeling tool

Papyrus is an open-source application for the Eclipse environment. The easiest way to install Papyrus is to use the latest pre-build software package which includes the underlying Eclipse platform and a free Java runtime environment.

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  1. Go to the official Papyrus download page.
  2. Select to download the latest release, currently 2021-12 (6.0.0), for your host (MS Windows, Mac OS or Linux).
  3. decompress the downloaded compressed file (zip or tar.gz)
  4. Start by double-click the Papyrus executable file (papyrus.exe in MS Windos).

Step 2: Install MetaModelAgent

MetaModelAgent is installed as an extension to the running modeling tool, using its public update site www.metamodelagent.com/update.

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Within your running modeling tool workbench:

  1. Select Help -> Install New Software from the main menu to bring up the Installation Wizard. Eclipse Install Menu entry
  2. Within the Installation Wizard, click the Add... button to bring up the Add Repository dialog.
  3. Within the Location field, copy and paste the URL to the MetaModelAgent update site:
  4. Click OK to close and the available add-ins on the update site are displayed in the dialog. Eclipse Installation Wizard
  5. Select the latest version (currently v4.6.0) for your host tool.
  6. For Papyrus, select to install the MetaModelAgent Example Models extension as well.
  7. click Next to continue.
  8. Read and accept the license agreement(s) on the subsequent page and click Finish to start installation.
  9. During the installation you will be prompted to accept the signed content of the software package. Accept the signed certificate and click OK to complete the installation.
  10. When the installation is complete, you will be prompted to restart the workbench.

Step 3: Import the example models

If you included the optional examples extension in your installation, you will be able to import the included example models into your workspace. Read more about the examples on the download page.

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To import one of the examples as a new project into your workspace:

  1. In the main menu, select File->New->Example... to bring up the New Example Wizard. Install Example Wizard
  2. Select MetaModelAgent / MetaModelAgent Examples in the wizard and click Next. Install Example Wizard
  3. Select one of the examples and click Finish.

The selected example will be automatically copied to a new project in your workspace. Within the project there is a PDF-document that describes how to use the example.

Step 4: Request an Evaluation license (Optional)

MetaModelAgent is ready to be used for free without licnense for small models using built in standard metamodel or small custom metamodel. See comparison chart for details.

To be able to evaluate MetaModelAgent for larger models, custom metamodels, or UML RealTime models you need to request and install an Evaluation license.

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To request an Evaluation license after MetaModelAgent has been installed:

  1. Select Window->Preferences in the main menu to open the Preferences Dialog.
  2. Select MetaModelAgent/License Management in the list of preference pages.
  3. Click the Order a License button to bring up the License Request dialog. License Preference Dialog
  4. Within the License Requestdialog, select Request an EVALUATION license and click OK.
  5. You will be automatically transferred to the corresponding License Order Page at Adocus website. License Request Dialog

Finish the license request on Adocus Website:

  1. Fill in requested fields on the license order page and click the Request/Order button.
  2. Normally within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) you will receive a license key by email.
  3. Install the license key as described in the email. Apply for evaluation form

Technical Prerequisites

Operating System, any of:

  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
  • RedHat Linux
  • SUSE Linux
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • Mac OS X 10.8 or later

Modeling tool, any of:

Web browser (for generated model reports), any of:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11 or later
  • Microsoft Edge 13 or later
  • Firefox 20.0 or later
  • Chrome 30.0 or later
  • Safari 7.0 or later
  • Opera 12.0 or later


  • 20 Mb free of disk space
  • 4Gb internal memory