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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.

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…
Monday, 17 September 2018 06:57

Copy a Diagram to the Clipboard

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Copying a Diagram to the Clipboard This tutorial is a very simple example, but also very handy when producing reports and documentation. You can copy and paste your current diagram using the shortcut CTRL+B. It's a simple way of copying and pasting your diagrams into word processors, image manipulation tools or any 3rd party environment that can handle images.   The above image was copied using the default options and the shortcut CTRL+B. Some preferences exist when copying diagrams to the clipboard. By default, Enterprise Architect places a diagram caption and border around diagrams copied to the Clipboard. To turn…
Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:49

Drag and Drop Requirements from Text Documents

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Use Requirements Documents to Create Elements in Enterprise Architect. In their early states, requirements are often described in MS Word documents. Using Enterprise Architect, modelers can save themselves time and effort by dragging text descriptions onto a Requirements diagrams, which Enterprise Architect then uses to automatically create requirements elements with titles and descriptions.     To do this, select the header and requirement description in an external application like MS Word. Drag and drop the text description onto a Requirements diagram. The first line of text is given to the element name. Any other lines of text are assigned to…
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