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Following the release of a portable version last November, eaUtils 1.14 free utilities add-in for Sparx Enterprise Architect has just been published: Limited until now to composite elements, eaUtils breadcrumb trail navigation feature has been extended to support hyperlinks, packages (opening the first diagram in the package), and navigation cells (available since EA13). eaUtils elements sorting has been enhanced with new options: Order elements by object id, matching the order in which they've been created or imported in EA. Upon a user request, sort sub-elements e.g. to process actions within an activity. The increasing complexity of eaUtils requires a minimum level of testing before releasing a new build…
Introduction Currently I am involved in a number of projects where Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is introduced as a central repository for large architectural teams. EA is a great tool for that and supports a team approach very well with various functionalities. Especially the Project Browser, the Search functions (see for example http://eaxpertise.nl/CMSForm.aspx?webpage=archisearch) and the Toolbox setup are well suitable in large projects.  Occasionally, large teams that are not using a formal methodology may introduce duplicate elements, with a corresponding risk for introducing an inconsistent model within the repository. For one of my customers, this was the reason to look for…
Introduction Currently I am involved in a number of projects where Sparx Enterprise Architect is introduced as a central repository for large architectural teams. EA is a great tool for that and supports a team approach very well with various functionalities. Especially the project browser, the search functions (see for example http://eaxpertise.nl/CMSForm.aspx?webpage=archisearch) and the toolbox setup are well suitable in large projects.  However, especially in large teams, the introduction of duplicate elements is a risk for introducing an inconsistent model within the repository. For one of my customers this was a reason to look for an approach that reduces the risks…
EA4BI is an enterprise architecture framework focused on Business Intelligence (BI) An integrated set of 8 BI architecture and 3 BI design viewpoints Facilitates and empowers end-to-end BI modeling Offers better alignment with enterprise architecture Provides linkage with other enterprise architecture domains and modeling languages, such as ArchiMate, BPMN, UML, and data modeling The EA4BI toolkit is available as a free extension (MDG technology) for Sparx Enterprise Architect. Contents of the EA4BI_V10.zip File Description  EA4BI Case Study.pdf  A small case study demonstrating the usage of the EA4BI viewpoints  EA4BI Technology.xml  EA4BI MDG Technology file  EA4BICaseStudy.eap  A small case study demonstrating…
Sunday, 10 December 2017 08:50

Add-In install without admin privileges

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Do you want to install your EA Add-Ins without admin privileges? This article shows you how to make a WIX installer which supports a non-admin installation of your EA Add-In. If you already have a WIX installer, you see how to make just a few changes to install your EA-Addin without admin rights. You may also check EXPloring EA, Non-admin installation of AddIns and Tutorial, Geert Bellekens: Addin in 10 Minutes.All here described you can see in the Open Source hoTools (see GITHUB) projects: AddInSimpleNoAdminSetup Setup   With WIX Toolset for creating your *.msi installer file you can make: Simple non-admin installer, per user installation Modify…
Saturday, 25 November 2017 06:00

ArchiMate Search helper in EA

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Introduction One of the challenges of a teambased architecture repository based on the ArchiMate language is to reduce the number of duplicate entities. With duplicates I mean an Archimate concept with the same name and stereotype that has two or more instances in the repository. Especially in large repositories with a complex project browser configuration and a large number of modellers the changes of duplicates are substantial. Therefore mostly a procedure is introduced based on the steps that a modeller has to do a repository search before he or she can actually add an element from the toolbox and modify…
Tuesday, 17 October 2017 06:00

RAMI 4.0 Toolbox

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RAMI 4.0 Toolbox The RAMI 4.0-Toolbox deals with the complexity that comes up with Industrie 4.0. Implemented as extension for the modeling tool Enterprise Architect it provides a framework for modelling an architecture based on cyber physical systems. History Building on the success that comes with the SGAM-Toolbox we started creating a new concept for Industrie 4.0 in 2016. Currently the first launch of the toolbox is available which includes some adaptations and improvements.   Technology The toolbox is based on the “Model Driven Generation” technology provided by Enterprise Architect where the results are stored in a XML-based file. The language of choice is C# which…
If you want to analyze your EA model with SQL, you should consider using LINQ to SQL. Write the query once for all your EA database types. Use the combination of SQL like syntax, modern .net languages like C#, VB, F# and the compiler to find your typos.   The main benefits are:   Combine SQL like query language with the power of C#, VB, or F# Database independent IntelliSense, AutoComplete Let the compiler find your typos Approaches   AddInSimple shows you: How to leverage LINQ to SQL in your Add-In (Example SimpleAddIn of open source hoTools) LINQPad, the off-the-shelf…
RepoWatchdog watches for changes to Enterprise Architect repository items and announces detected changes by email and/or writes them to a file. It works in one of two modes: in a periodic mode, the watchdog checks the repository continuously for changes with a specific period, in a batch mode, the watchdog checks the repository once and looks for changes between specific dates. Below is a change announcement example created by RepoWatchdog and send by email.     The announcement contains repository name together with item details including the old and new values of changed properties. The content of emails and files…
Tuesday, 25 July 2017 05:36

Global Carbon Market Model

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  No matter whether the choice is a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme, a global price on carbon is the best chance for the international community to address climate change successfully to limit global warming to 2 degrees.   Trac-Car is releasing its Global Carbon Market UML Domain Model for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Version 13.  It can be freely downloaded, adapted and used.   It is intended for an automated cloud deployment of carbon credits from energy efficiency and renewable energy replacement of fossil fuels for electricity and transport.                  …
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