When a model is saved, it is stored as XML and as a Visio document. The name of the XML file to which it is saved has the format:
Where x is a name supplied by you and .ldm is the standard suffix for LANSA data models.
The name of the Visio document to which the model is saved has the format:
Where x is a name supplied by you, .ldm is the standard suffix for LANSA data models and .vsd is the standard suffix for Visio documents.
By default, models are saved in the LANSA directory of your LANSA installation. However, you may choose where to save the model when using the Save Model As dialog.
Once a model has been saved, it can be moved around or shared with other users easily, as it is completely independent of the internal database of your LANSA installation.
Note that, when loading a model, or sharing it with other user, only the model XML file is required. However, if the Visio document is not in the same location as the XML file, the model will take longer to load.