Even though it has always been possible to open models generated by the TextUML Toolkit in UML2-based diagramming tools, until 1.2 the Toolkit assigned new ids to each element every time a model was regenerated. That meant that any diagrams based on the model being regenerated would become invalid as any cross-references from the diagram to the model would be broken.
Starting with 1.3 M1 (test build available from the milestones update site), the TextUML Toolkit is now better compatible with diagramming tools based on UML2. You can edit the source in TextUML and save it to cause model generation to occur, and any existing diagrams should still remain valid.
Here you can see the TextUML Toolkit being used side-by-side with the UML2 Tools graphical editor:
Actually, I found out that UML2 Tools can be a great companion for the TextUML Toolkit because it seems to just do the right thing when it notices the underlying model has been changed externally: new elements show up, removed elements disappear, preserved elements preserve their layout. I tried doing the same with Papyrus 1.11 and unfortunately it does not seem to handle external updates properly. I haven’t tried with other UML2-based diagram editors, so at this point I am not sure which one represents the trend here.