This feature connects multiple files and lets multiple users to work on the diagram at the same time. When any change is made in one diagram, the change will be visible in other diagrams for all the other users.
When the reference model has been updated with someone else, you will get the window below when you open a project.
Click [OK] to go next and update.
You can update the reference model by using .bat and .sh files.
By using “update-all” with the specified directory, you are able to update all the .asta files which are stored in the specified directory and are not updated yet in Astah. The command-line tool checks whether they needed to be updated or not by the time stamp that the file contains. However by using “use-builtin-timestamp” or “ubt”, you can find .asta files to be updated based on the timestamp which the project has.
call astah-run.bat "astah_directory_path" update-all e.g. call astah-run.bat "C:\\Program Files\\astah-professional" update-all
astah-run.sh "astah_directory_path" update-all e.g. astah-run.sh "/home/tanaka/astah-professional" update-all
Use the following commands to update all the reference models in all *.asta files inside the selected directory.
call astah-run.bat "asta_directory_path" update-all-force e.g. call astah-run.bat "C:\\Program Files\\astah-professional" update-all-force
astah-run.sh "astah_directory_path" update-all-force e.g. astah-run.sh "/home/tanaka/astah-professional" update-all-force
You can configure some detailed settings regarding the reference model management features from [Tools] – [System Properties].