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Open model

You can open an existing model for information purposes or to change it.

  1. Click on the Open button (Open).
  2. If necessary, select the location of the model (drive and folder) in the Find box.
  3. Ensure that the correct file type is selected. The default file extension of models created in ARIS Express is .ADF.
  4. Double-click on the file you want to open.


  • You will find recently opened models on the right of the start page (Home) below Recently opened models. The most recently opened model appears on the left at the top. You can click on a model in this list to open it.
  • When you start ARIS Express for the first time, sample models are displayed under Recently opened models. You can move your mouse pointer over the thumbnail of available, non password-protected models to see a larger preview.

See also

ADF (glossary)