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Tutorials can be used to become more productive and efficient in the use of Enterprise Architect. Tutorials, getting started guides, videos and workbooks can all be used to explain concepts and assist others in realizing the power and flexibility of using Enterprise Architect. Use this link to submit tutorials, training material, example workbooks and quick start guides.

Tuesday, 02 April 2019 04:51

Show the Enterprise Architect Toolbox

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The Toolbox is an often-essential part of the Enterprise Architect interface. There are several ways to bring up the Toolbox in Enterprise Architect. This tutorial will cover all 4 of them. 1. Via the Ribbon   Ribbon > Design > Diagram > Toolbox.   2. Using Shortcut Keys Pressing Alt+5 displays the Diagram Toolbox.   3. Pressing the Space Bar Brings up the Diagram Toolbox in-place via a context sensitive menu.       4. Switching between Docked Dialogues If you like to dock the Toolbox and Project Explorer together in the same spot, the guillemets arrow can allow you…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 05:34

Sending Links to Artifacts in a Model Mail

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At Sparx Systems, our staff regularly use Enterprise Architect's inbuilt "Model Mail" throughout the day, sending messages regarding tasks and work items. The Business and Development staff alike use Model Mail to collaborate, and it has always been handy to link to what we're working on. Functionality added in version 13.5 made it even simpler to link to model Artifacts. While modeling in context, users can simply right click on the Artifact in question, be it an Element, Package or Diagram Package, and select Collaborate -> Send Message to bring up a new Model Mail dialogue that includes a link…
Knowledge management systems such as Confluence, SharePoint, etc. have revolutionized ways to share documents. Digital documents that allow live and breathing documents to be regularly updated and maintained by everyone in the team significantly reduces the overheads in maintaining a document repository. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and Prolaborate let users visualize the entire architecture landscape of organizations and also allows wider stakeholders to collaborate and socialize on these architectural artifacts. However, these two enterprise value-add tools should be seamlessly integrated to maximize productivity and foster digitalization. These tools share many synergies and when used in conjunction with each other would…
World Record | Installing EA incl. Pro Cloud Server Installation in 3:33 Here I tried how fast and easy the installation of Enterprise Architect and ProCloud Server is (incl. some explainations 3min and 33secs): World Record | YouTube Link
QuickLinks is one of the most used and useful features in defining domain-specific MDG technology. In addition, the latest version of Sparx Enterprise Architect 14 allows users to define rules for QuickLinker. Each rule has unique features like defined connectors between stereotypes, filtering in classifiers, defining stereotypes connectors between stereotypes and so on. Each rule can be created in the UML profile between the defined stereotypes. Assuming you’ve good knowledge in Defining Customized MDG Technology, Let’s see in detail about defining QuickLink rules Methods for defining QuickLink rules are Methods for defining QuickLink rules are Meta-Constraint Meta-Relationship Stereotyped Relationship Each…
Tuesday, 29 January 2019 03:55

Tidy Diagrams using Neaten and Auto Route

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In Enterprise Architect Version 14, Sparx Systems added functionality to simplify the process of creating neat and tidy diagrams. This tutorial highlights the "Neaten" and "Auto Route" functions, which are a handy means of tidying diagrams.   The Neaten function brings elements together based on proximity and optimized alignment. Try it out on your next diagram via Layout > Tools > Diagram Layout > Neaten.    Before and after Neaten   The Auto Route function tidies the connectors on a diagram, automatically neatening up lines and re-routing them to avoid overlap, where feasible. See, Layout > Tools > Diagram Layout…
Monday, 28 January 2019 07:23

Enterprise Architect Jira Integration

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Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect now allows integration of data from a variety of third-party providers into an Enterprise Architect model. This article explains the configuration and possible ways to integrate Jira with the enterprise architect model. Jira Integration can be done in two ways Creating Virtual links between Enterprise Architect and Jira using Prolaborate Importing Data and synchronizing between Jira and Enterprise Architect model using Pro Cloud Server Creating Virtual links between Enterprise Architect and Jira using Prolaborate You can now integrate Enterprise Architect with Jira through Prolaborate. Creating a two-way link between Enterprise Architect elements and Atlassian Jira items just got…
Using Stereotyped Relationships to Define Quicklink rules by Phillip Chudley, Principal Consultant at Dunstan Thomas Consulting   Background One of my favourite features of Enterprise Architect (EA) is the ability to define your own meta-models using MDG technology, and over the many years I have used Enterprise Architect, I have developed many such MDGs and have shared my experiences in their development at numerous EA User Group meetings. However there has always been a “sting in the tail” with developing an MDG in the respect of defining Quicklink rules. These were (and can still be) defined using a spreadsheet where each…
Thursday, 01 November 2018 04:59

Searching for Orphan Elements

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Orphan Elements are elements that exist in the model, but are not included on a diagram for some reason. They can occur in the process of creating and editing diagrams and get left behind, sometimes due to being deleted off the diagram, but not subsequently the model. Enterprise Architect has a pre-defined search that identifies any Orphan Elements, which can come in handy when cleaning up your model. To search for Orphan Elements, open the Model Search using Crtl+Alt+A and from the Pull Down Menus > select Diagram Searches > then Find Orphans.   You can search for specific terms…
How can we make sure that our user community gets the right Enterprise Architect configuration? How can we automatically configure their user experience so that it is adapted to our company-standard modeling language (MDG)? Since the Belgian railways adopted the Labnaf Strategy an Architecture Framework in 2015 (see Peter Lieber's article about the Belgian Railways), they deployed its Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect implementation onto more than 600 computers including application servers. The Labnaf for Sparx Systems corporate installation package optimizes the end user's experience, but that is not just for Labnaf. The resulting Enterprise Architect configuration is suitable for most…
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