A ProfileApplication is a template in a Class Diagram that represents the relationship between a model and a profile, indicating that the profile is being applied to the model. This relationship enables the usage of domain-specific stereotypes, tagged values, and constraints defined in the profile to customize or adapt the model according to the specific domain or context requirements.
By applying a profile to a model, you can introduce domain-specific semantics and rules to the elements in the model, making it more expressive and tailored to the particular application or industry.
Example: In a Class Diagram for a system that manages a healthcare facility, you might have a model called “HealthcareSystem” and a profile called “HealthcareDomain”. The “HealthcareDomain” profile includes stereotypes such as “Patient”, “Doctor”, “Nurse”, and “MedicalRecord”, as well as tagged values and constraints relevant to the healthcare domain.
To apply the “HealthcareDomain” profile to the “HealthcareSystem” model, you would create a ProfileApplication relationship between them. By doing this, you enable the usage of the domain-specific stereotypes, tagged values, and constraints defined in the “HealthcareDomain” profile to customize the elements in the “HealthcareSystem” model, making it more expressive and suited to the healthcare domain.