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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.

Early this month, I published a script to sort elements from a selected package by the alias name. This article provides another project browser script that finds and selects the classifier for an instance or a class attribute, or the property type for a SysML port or part. Sparx Enterprise Architect makes it possible to find from a diagram an instance classifier with a right click > Find > Locate Classifier in Project Browser, or a SysML port/part's classifier with a right click > Find > Locate Property Type in Project Browser. As there isn't any similar feature from the…
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect version 11 is very close to being released (I am currently using Release Candidate 2), and promises a host of new and improved functionality. It’s a good time to revisit the built-in reporting, and reflect on how the stepwise improvements during the Enterprise Architect 10 release series have been rolled-up into a streamlined user experience… Improving the dialogue You can right-click on a model root in the Project Browser and view the improved Generate Documentation dialog window. In particular, you will see that the Generate tab contains some additional fields to enable the easy selection of:…
This is a short tutorial showing all the steps leading up to the generation of a fully functioning asp .net application from a sample Microsoft SQL database schema in Enterprise Architect, using CodeTrigger for Enterprise Architect, without writing a single line of code. The approach used is also applicable to Oracle and MySql databases, and WPF / WCF / Winforms applications. [Get the plugin here]
Friday, 14 February 2014 05:58

Tagged Values Tutorial

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Tagged Values are a convenient way of adding additional information to an element, beyond what is directly supported by Enterprise Architect. Enterprise Architect defines a Tagged Value Type, which constrains the possible values of a tag and can specify how a value is assigned to the tag. This user guide provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to create various predefined tagged Values and add them to an Enterprise Architect element. Click here to read the Tutorial Document.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 06:15

Enterprise Architect Tips Compilation- 2

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Please follow this link to view Enterprise Architect Tips - Compilation 1 Tip #31: Diagram Relationships Visible Use "Diagram | Advanced | Visible Relations" to change visibility of the connectors in a diagram. Tip #32: Exclude images from RTF document Use Diagram | Properties "Exclude image from RTF documents" to exclude the diagram images from any RTF document generated on the parent package or element. Tip #33: Play Up Elements Use Context Filter(Right-Click on the diagram background) to play up the elements on the diagram that are directly related to the selected element. Tip #34: Set Direction for Association Use…
Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect is a great tool to produce and organise your models using UML, SysML, BPMN or other modelling languages or notations. In some cases, the default rendering of elements on certain types of diagrams lacks a suitable colour scheme and font. This article deals with two topics : Highlight the strengths of Enterprise Architect as a modelling tool versus that of a drawing tool, Applying visual styles to improve the look and feel of your diagrams. A vital switch from a drawing tool to a comprehensive modelling tool Initial context : A colleague and I discovered a…
In this article I will show you how to estimate a software project using Sparx Enterprise Architect (EA)which is a famous CASEtool. (I used EA 7.5 in this article) Based on Rational Unified Process (RUP), In order to estimate software projects duration, you need to recognize the project features and requirements first. This leads you to Use Cases that are cores of a software project analysis model and you cannot estimate any software project without recognizing its Use Cases. Requirements, Features and Use Cases recognition are usually done in the first phase of RUP, Inception.
As an Enterprise Architect user, you may have had the need to apply several times more or less the same set of elements on a given diagram, leading to numerous uses of copy and paste as new. The "copy and paste" feature on a selection of elements, including their associations and layout works ok, but there could be a more suitable way to go about this. Given a context where we have our set of elements i.e. a pattern of modelling elements available from one or several diagrams within our model, we need to apply them several times onto a…
Run the Windows software Enterprise Architect 10 on Mac and Linux with CrossOver 12. CrossOver can get your Windows productivity applications and up and running on your Mac and Linux system quickly and easily. Run the Windows software that you need on Mac or Linux at home, in the office or at school without purchasing a Windows license, without rebooting your computer and without having to use a virtual machine. To learn more about running Enterprise Architect on Mac or Linux with CrossOver and to watch our short tutorial video on how to download CrossOver in order to run Enterprise…
Following on from my previous post on creating and simulating state machines in Enterprise Architect (EA), I will walk through the process of adding a UI to prototype and further interactivity to your model. If you recall the previous article, I walked through the process of setting up ‘Triggers’ to run scenarios through your state machine and set simulation variables at state or sub-state level to better represent your application. All of this information was available using the EA ‘variables’ or recording to the Console. We can go a step further and prototype a quick UI to represent our application…
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