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The Community Resources section may include Enterprise Architect models, scripts, technologies and add-ons. These resources can extend and enrich the Enterprise Architect experience. Use this link to submit innovative tools, models, add-ons and resources that the enterprise architect community may find beneficial.

A colleague recently enquired about a simple way to run a batch import of several XMI files into an Enterprise Architect project. The client's project required importing a rather large number of XMI files, created from various Enterprise Architect projects via the standard XMI export (note : each file store an extraction in the XMI format from a selected part of the modelling project). Having to import each XMI file is too cumbersome, and Enterprise Architect's existing "Batch XMI Import" is limited to controlled packages i.e. involving a VC repository like SVN set up with the current project. This article…
Thursday, 09 January 2014 08:21

EA Installation Inspector V4

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EA Installation Inspector (Version 4)  is a small utility that provides information about the current version of EA and its AddIns. Minor update that may be useful to some.  Version 4 (June 2017): Added a form to display a list of classes and methods provided by the AddIn DLL Version 3 (September 2016): Additional registry locations checked for add-in keys Version 2 (November 2015): Searches HKLM as well as HKCU for Sparx keys Provide a pop-up form to make it easier to view detail of an entry The need1. During the development and testing of EA AddIns it is all…
Sunday, 10 November 2013 07:57

Search & Replace

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Abstract:ho_Tools is a powerful "Find and replace" tool for texts in Elements, Diagrams and Packages. You can search recursive from a starting package or globally by a search. It allows simple text search or powerful regular expressions to change name, note and more.   ho_Tools easily allows you to find & replace strings in your model. This is done by simple text comparison or with powerful regular expressions.It works on EA elements, Packages and Diagrams and can change:- Name- Note- Tagged Value- ConstraintThere are the following two operating modes:- Search recursive from a selected package- Use an EA Search like…
Purpose: Many colleagues do not use MBSE tools and are much more happy reviewing PowerPoint slides. Additionally, sometimes diagrams can be forgotten about through the course of modeling different system aspects and can be affected by changes in element attributes. This tool allows you to quickly export Enterprise Architect diagrams to a PowerPoint artifact for review. Description: The tool is integrated into a base macro-enabled PowerPoint artifact, including a series of visual basic functions to perform the export, while utilizing Geert Bellekens EA Connect model from his Simple VBA Excel to EA Importer. There were minor edits made to his…
 Abstract:A toolset to make every day life easier. The main functions are: Set line style in diagram by just a click Searches and services at Buttons / Keyboard keys Navigate by click Change Author Change *.xml file of a controlled package Create / update Activity diagram for an operation etc. Description: Quickly set line style to selected Diagram, Elements and/or ConnectorLV= Lateral VerticalLH= Lateral HorizontalTH= Tree Verticaletc., see tooltip Quick search for class, attribute, operation Navigate between structure and behavior Specification (Open the links of file properties, source code, *.xml file) Create Activities and Parameters for operations Searches and services…
Thursday, 26 September 2013 05:25

Enterprise Architect Community

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Catch Software is a proud partner of Sparx Systems and is pleased to sell and support their industry-leading UML CASE tool, Enterprise Architect. We love engaging with the Sparx Community, and as part of this, we host User Groups in New Zealand and Australia every two months. If you’ve not attended a User Group before you may not be sure what to expect. User Groups are gatherings held for Enterprise Architect users and enthusiasts. A presentation is given by one or more speakers, followed by group discussions on common interests, challenges and best practice. Here is an overview of the…
Tuesday, 11 June 2013 22:21

SVG Diagram Export Add-In

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Enterprise Architect comes with very powerful import and export capabilities for models and diagrams. But what we have always been missing is an export format for diagrams that generates really portable vector graphics (and not just Windows-only metafiles). Nowadays, the most suitable candidate for such a graphics format is SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), and so we decided to implement our own Add-In that can export a Enterprise Architect diagram to a SVG file. This Add-In is hereby provided for free-use to the Enterprise Architect Community. Prerequisites The Add-In requires an installation of Microsoft .NET Framework 4. Install the Add-In Exit…
Changing the Appearance of BPMN 2.0 Elements 1 Introduction Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect provides a very rich modelling toolset for Business Process Model and Notation2.0 (BPMN 2.0), which is increasing in popularity particularly amongst Business Analysts. The BPMN 2.0 notation uses a common set of symbols, which have an icon to show their meaning, for example, the type of event that triggers the start of a business process. Each BPMN 2.0 element has a set of tagged values identified by the label BPMN 2.0 in the properties dialog. The value in these tagged values affects the appearance of the associated…
Friday, 15 March 2013 16:10

Business Motivation Model MDG Technology

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What BMM is From the OMG website: "The Business Motivation Model specification provides a scheme or structure for developing, communicating, and managing business plans in an organized manner. Specifically, the Business Motivation Model does all of the following: It identifies factors that motivate the establishing of business plans. It identifies and defines the elements of business plans. It indicates how all these factors and elements inter-relate. Among these elements are those that provide governance for and guidance to the business — Business Policies and Business Rules."   What BMM is used for As stated above, the main goal of the…
Enterprise Architect offers extensive support for generating RTF documents that most of the time will meet your reporting needs. For those who get stuck and are not afraid of some scripting, there is an alternative in the EA.DocumentGenerator API. The attached ZIP file contains the script and 2 RTF templates that show you how generate a document using this API and how to include variable content like the name of the user who created it. To use this script 1) Download the attached file ACME.XML 2) Import this in EA 3)  Select the option from the element context menu in…
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