Sparx Systems

99 Albert Street
P: +61 3 5345 1140
F: +61 3 5345 1104
Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards. The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 740,000 registered users worldwide.

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce that it has won the 2012 Victorian iAward in the Tools and Infrastructure Category.  This is the second consecutive year that Sparx Systems has won a Victorian iAward.  

Jointly hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association, the Australian Computer Society and the Pearcey Foundation, the iAwards program honours and provides international recognition to Australia’s world-class ICT innovations.

Tom O'Reilly


Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher, presenting the award to Mr Tom O'Reilly, COO of Sparx Systems on Wednesday the 4th of July in Melbourne.


iAward 2012


For more information, please read the following press releases:

Thursday, 26 April 2012 05:28

Visit Sparx Systems at Upcoming Events

Sparx Systems will sponsor and attend a number of events over the coming months. If you are attending any of the following events, please drop in and say hello.

  • HL7 meeting in Vancouver (Sponsor), 13th-18th May 2012.

  • CeBIT Sydney, 22nd to 24th May 2012. Booth L07.

  • Sponsor of the ISO/TC 211 meeting in Toulouse, 4th - 8th June 2012.

  • Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) meeting in Exeter, Monday 18th June - Friday 22nd June.

  • Sparx Systems to present the AWARD for Excellence in INSPIRE at The 2012 INSPIRE Conference, June 23rd - 27th , 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Smart Grid Spatial Data Infrastructure (SGSDI) Meeting in San Diego, 21st - 22nd July 2012.

  • Esri International User Conference in San Diego, July 23rd to 27th 2012. Booth 2100.

With the release of Enterprise Architect 9.3, Build 931, Sparx Systems announced the official release of its UML profile for modeling, importing and exporting ArcGIS geodatabase schemas. MDG Technology for ArcGIS is designed to enchance the work of analysyts and architects who implement geospatial databases using Esri's ArcGIS platform.


The profile, with its associated tools for forward and reverse engineering ArcGIS schemas, also helps to bridge the gap between the important work of spatial architects and that of other architects in the enterprise. By providing a common-language model of the geodatabase design using UML, data models in use by the wider enterprise can be directly linked to concepts implemented by spatial experts.


MDG Technology for ArcGIS is immediately available to users of Enterprise Architect 9.3, Build 931 across all editions.

Read the full announcement:

Further information and getting started:



Esri and ArcGIS are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions.

Model Driven Success

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce the official release of Enterprise Architect 9.3 (Build 930).

Enterprise Architect 9.3 provides unprecedented customization options, including the  User Interface Customization Wizard to quickly and easily manage your workspace, toolbar and technology needs.  Create custom layouts and share common views with other team members.

Enhance your modeling experience by displaying multiple diagrams and other views simultaneously. This means you can edit several diagrams, while referring to related source code, project requirements, or model search results in separate Floating Views. Complex code also becomes easier to understand and debug by generating sequence diagrams showing the interaction between multiple instances of a class. Create UML Object diagrams interactively to analyze and capture the execution state of objects and their run-time relationships.


Support for the latest ArchiMate 2 standard, an expand beta profile for ArcGIS geodatabase modeling are among many other enhancements included in Enterprise Architect 9.3!

For more information on this release, see:

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce the release of a three-part demonstration series on requirements management.

This series provides insight on how you can use Enterprise Architect to effectively manage project requirements. Topics include:

  • Requirements capture and definition
  • Tracing requirements to subsequent phases of development
  • Using requirements and analysis models to drive generation of downstream artifacts
  • Overview of report customization for generating specification documents
  • Impact analysis tools
  • Custom model searches and more...

You can view the new demonstration series at:

Wednesday, 16 November 2011 04:41

Enterprise Architect 9.2 Released

Sparx Systems is proud to announce the official release of Enterprise Architect 9.2 (Build 920).


Experience dynamic simulation capabilities that help to bring your models to life, including Trigger Based simulation of State Machines and Java Script evaluation. Take control using the new Breakpoints and Events window. Introducing support for Baseline Diagram Comparison, UML 2.4.1, BPMN 2.0 Simulation, GDB Debugging and much more. Download today to experience hundreds of productivity enhancements and join a Global Community of Success.


Registered users can download Enterprise Architect 9.2 from:


Release details and a 30 day Evaluation Trial available at:


Support is available to Registered Users at:


Trial users should use:

Tuesday, 06 September 2011 04:25

Sparx Systems is now on Twitter

You can now follow our news feed for the latest company and product news.
To better connect with the Enterprise Architect community and provide you with up to date information, Sparx Systems is now running a Twitter feed at:!/SparxSystems
The feed will provide interesting news about product updates, events, resources and company developments.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011 06:48

Enterprise Architect 9.1 Released

Sparx Systems is proud to announce the official release of Enterprise Architect 9.1 (Build 909).

Registered users can download Enterprise Architect 9.1 from:

Release details and a 30 day Evaluation Trial available at:

Support is available to Registered Users at:

Trial users should use:

The 2011 iAwards recognise outstanding achievement, innovation and leadership within the Australian ICT sector. Sparx Systems was recently awarded the Victorian Export Achievement Award by the Minister for Technology, The Hon Gordon Rich-Phillips MLC, at an industry luncheon at Crown Palladium.

2011 iAwards


For more information read the press release or view the full list of 2011 iAwards winners.









MDG Technology for ArcGIS is designed to help users model geodatabases for Esri's ArcGIS platform in Enterprise Architect. The technology provides a UML profile for ArcGIS and supports export and import of ArcGIS geodatabase schemas.


The new ArcGIS technology built into Enterprise Architect 9, Build 908 includes:

  • A UML profile for ArcGIS
  • A new ArcGIS diagram type and toolbox support
  • A Model Pattern that helps you structure an ArcGIS Workspace model
  • Quick Linker support to help you build valid ArcGIS schemas
  • An exporter that generates ArcGIS 10.0 workspaces in XML, readable by ArcCatalog
  • An importer for reverse engineering existing geodatabases in UML form


A brief video demonstration of the MDG Technology for ArcGIS is available.


MDG Technology for ArcGIS Beta is immediately available in Enterprise Architect 9, Build 908.


Support for modeling ArcGIS databases in Enterprise Architect was developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), who defined mappings between UML 2 and ArcGIS concepts, and prototyped an automated import and export capability for ArcGIS geodatabase schemas represented in UML.


Sparx Systems welcomes your feedback and suggestions on the beta ArcGIS profile.


ArcGIS and ArcCatalog are trademarks, registered trademarks, or service marks of Esri in the United States, the European Community, or certain other jurisdictions.

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