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 will sponsor the inaugural CEN/TC 287 Award for Academic Excellence within INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community). This award will promote academic excellence within the European geospatial community, specifically in development and deployment of interoperability standards. It provides an industry acknowledgement of the outstanding efforts of students and their mentors in this area of geomatics. The award was announced at the INSPIRE Conference 2010 in Kraków, Poland, and will be presented at the INSPIRE meeting in 2011 in Scotland.

ISO/TC 211 develops and maintains standards in digital geographic information, using Enterprise Architect to represent information models. Enterprise Architect has been widely adopted for UML modeling within the geospatial community.

On Monday the  24th of May there will be an Interoperability Workshop, to present examples of  the application of International Standards in national projects. It is open to non delegates and free of charge.  Registration is required to attend the event.

For further information please visit the ISO/TC website:

To access the Geospatial Harmonized Model EAP files, follow this link:



Tuesday, 13 April 2010 00:20

Enterprise Architect 8 Official Release

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce the official release of Enterprise Architect 8. Including hundreds of major updates, this is the most advanced Enterprise Architect experience ever! The milestone release includes a wealth of new features, enhancements to productivity tools and increased performance.

Here are just some of the release highlights:

  • New Structured Scenario Editor – Rapidly build highly traceable Use Case models, automatically generate test specifications and behavioral models with Activity, Sequence diagrams and more.
  • Workspace Layout Manager – Save custom window layouts and rapidly switch between configurations to suit your role.
  • Enhanced Element Browser – A central hub for dynamic model review – now includes Test specifications, Project Management, Structured Scenarios and Maintenance items.
  • Dynamic Visual Filters – New Diagram Filters let you hide or fade diagram elements based on properties such as Phase, Status or Date Modified. Ideal for presenting 'as-is' and 'to-be' architectures.
  • Powerful Workflow Scripts – Complement role based security, to enhance change management controls and strengthen collaborative development.
  • New Standards support – Introducing UPDM, the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF.
  • Lightning Fast Performance – Faster start up times, processing of XMI and general repository performance.
  • New Execution Profiler – Facilitates rapid visual analysis of processes, call frequency and timing info for windows native applications.
  • Powerful License Management – New Keystore Service with dashboard, detailed logging and key migration for corporate-wide license management.
  • And so much more...

Registered users with a current subscription can download Enterprise Architect 8 from:

A 30 day trial is also available for immediate download:

Tuesday, 30 March 2010 22:49

Enterprise Architect 8, beta 3 release

Sparx Systems is proud to announce the release of Enterprise Architect 8, beta 3.  This latest beta release introduces a number of usability and productivity enhancements.  Registered users can download the beta today and experience the new Structured Scenario Editor, Workspace Layout Manager, Dynamic Visual Filtering and so much more!

Full release details and links to download files and resources can be found here:

The Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Community Site team is pleased to announce that Embedded Video and a new comments system are now available for community members.

The comments system allows registered community users to provide feedback on published articles, and in turn helps authors to better respond to needs of the community.  

Embedding video in tutorial and case study submissions is a powerful way for community authors to demonstrate visual modeling concepts in Enterprise Architect.

We encourage you to explore both of these new capabilities in your future submissions!

Please read the Video Submission Guidelines for more information on submitting videos.

Tuesday, 09 February 2010 00:27

Enterprise Architect 8.0 Beta Release!

Sparx Systems is proud to announce the beta release of Enterprise Architect version 8.0. This beta  release introduces many new tools and technologies including powerful structured use case scenario  editing, workflow scripts, new UPDM  support, dynamic filters for diagrams, robust service-based key management and much more!
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The Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Community Site has undergone significant changes to support a better workflow and user experience, including a new process for revising published articles, interface design and support for new file types including video. Many of these changes have been in response to community feedback.

If you have any additional feedback please complete the form below:

Editing a Published Article

Several authors requested the ability to be able to modify a published document.  Authors can now make changes to a published document by simply selecting the 'Workflow' tab and submitting a 'New Revision'. Your current, published document will remain live until your updated submission is approved and published by Sparx Systems. The new revision process provides authors with greater flexibility and control over published material.

New File Types Supported

The Community Site now provides support for .AVI,  .PPT and XML files.  Authors may now submit new and exciting content such as XML search definitions, presentations, seminars, video tutorials, interviews, video case studies and much more.  Rich media and XML support will allow the community to better showcase Enterprise Architect.

Interface Design Enhancements

The content submission interface has been given an overhaul to improve the layout and visual design.  Changes include a new theme and color palette, bread-crumbs, context sensitive help, section highlights and improved labeling.

Password Removed

The user name and password for the Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Community Site has been removed to provide easier site access.

Submission Guidelines

Sparx Systems has worked in consultation with the community to develop a comprehensive set of submission guidelines that will help guide authors through the submission process.

For more information please examine the full submission guidelines below:

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce the creation of an innovative new "Sparx Systems Community Site" that provides access to free tutorials, white papers, case studies and community resources. This gives you access to download high quality resources that can help you become more productive and save time. With access to everything from model patterns, introductory tutorials and thought provoking white papers, the Community Site is an invaluable on-line resource to Enterprise Architect professionals around the world.

January 2010, The Dublin Port Company undertook a model based approach to enhance IT systems development as a pilot for the EFFORTS framework – an initiative to improve the competitiveness of European port operations. Discover how the team visualized processes and dependencies in Enterprise Architect to quickly develop an understanding of the problem domain and target system.

BAE Systems won a unique managed service contract in 2007, to maintain the UK's Royal Naval Command and Control system. BAE Systems' project team with Sparx Systems' partner ObjektDev, undertook a large-scale migration of the Navy's legacy system. Using Enterprise Architect, the project employed advanced model-driven approaches to improve productivity and keep the project ahead of schedule.

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