An open domain-driven platform for developing flexible e-health systems
About this Website | Wiki | Jira | CKM

ADL Workbench Home

ADL Workbench release 2.0.5, 4 Dec 2014

Release notes - Report an issue - Development Project (Jira)

What is the Workbench?

The ADL Workbench (AWB) is a compiler and IDE for working with the archetypes and templates written in the Achetype Definition Language (ADL), and based on any reference model, including openEHR, ISO 13606 and CIMI. The latest version of the archetype formalism makes it one of the most powerful domain modelling tools available. Create models of clinical content (archetypes), data set definitions (templates), add terminology bindings and translations and then visualise and generate fully compiled output form in ADL, JSON, XML, YAML or ODIN.



  • GitHub integration and new smart archetype repository management
  • CIMI archetypes and templates supported
  • Many new visualisation and usability features
  • New governance meta-data supported
  • New tuple syntax replaces domain specific syntax for quantities, ordinals etc (wiki)
  • New internal coding system uses id-codes, at-codes and ac-codes (wiki)
  • Value sets now defined in archetype terminology (wiki)
  • All code bindings are IHTSDO URIs
  • Standard lifecycle states (wiki)
  • Fully independent of specific reference models - can load any RM
  • ADL 1.4 archetypes fully converted to ADL 2, including with extraction and synthesis of value sets
  • Namespaced archetype identifiers (wiki)


  • Support for ADL 1.4 OPT generation
  • Support for ADL 2 template form visualisation
  • Live terminology service integration
  • Full visual editing


Current Release

Platform Build Date Executable Installation Notes Integrity
Windows (32-bit) 4 Dec 2014 .exe installer
MD5: 83e8ea8368e5ce2515035a3accf24b5c
SHA1: b93661faace4adca2652a37c67cfdb79af5047b1
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) 4 Dec 2014 .dmg installer here
MD5: 4cf322e32437e8fc0848532057df5651
SHA1: 7a65635bbdf5567a5ae099b8b30c9b15a49b3219
Linux (32-bit Intel) 4 Dec 2014 .tar.bz2 archive here MD5: 7f0c23068a9c439fbf79bdb73292643c
SHA1: 3bd53ee3732666e497746fb57f6207d152812fb2

Latest Builds

Platform Build Date Executable Notes
Windows (64-bit) 01 Dec 2016 .exe installer Various bug fixes.
Windows (32-bit) 27 Mar 2016 .exe installer Various bug fixes.
Mac OS X 10.9 (Yosemite) 07 May 2015 .dmg installer Rewritten export function (Archetypes>Export); faster XML export; single-file templates; improved adlc command-line; XSD-validating XML output; new style annotations section.
Linux (32-bit Intel) 02 Feb 2015 .tar.bz2 archive Rewritten export function (Archetypes>Export); faster XML export; single-file templates.

Previous Release (ADL 1.5 Workbench) - 5 Mar 2014

Platform Build Date Executable Installation Notes
Windows (32-bit) 21 May 2014 .exe installer
Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
1.5.1-beta10 10 Mar 2014 .dmg installer here
Linux (32-bit Intel)
1.5.1-beta10 10 Mar 2014 .tar.bz2 archive here

Learn how the workbench works

Source Code

The source code can be accessed from the adl-tools GitHub home page.

Acknowledgements: Atlassian (Jira, Confluence) | NoMagic (MagicDraw UML) | AsciiDoctor (publishing) | GitHub (DVCS) | LAMP dev community