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White papers provide in-depth technical discussion and best practice guidance on a wide range of modeling topics. The information presented by industry experts from the user community will help you learn new approaches to modeling and solving real-world problems using Enterprise Architect.

Article targeted at: systems engineers, quality managers, architects, quality assurance teams. Executive Summary For years, Enterprise Architect has stood out as the go-to modeling tool for automotive and other (medical, mission-critical, business etc.) ventures. Now, with the introduction of the IncQuery Validator for Enterprise Architect, the duo aims to revolutionize the modelling standards. This sophisticated addition extends beyond mere model validation, offering a comprehensive approach towards full-fledged quality governance. With its blend of innate and customizable rules, IncQuery Validator ensures stringent adherence to both ISO26262, Automotive Spice and other modelling guidelines. Quality assurance engineers will appreciate its ability to not…
In the most recent release of MDG Office Integrations (v1.4.40), an exciting enhancement known as the "BPMN Visualizer" has been introduced, offering an excellent utility for BPMN users. This feature facilitates the seamless transfer of BPMN Components between Microsoft Excel documents and Sparx Enterprise Architect Models. The key feature of 'BPMN Visualizer' in MDG Office Integration Simplified Approach that eliminates the necessity for Profile Creation during import and export for mapping items. This drastically minimizes user time and the possibility of manual errors. Through a single click of "Excel to EA" menu, users can quickly synchronize BPMN Components, seamlessly updating…
Resume ArchiMate is a powerful enterprise modelling language for the architect's expressiveness. As a result, ArchiMate is sometimes experienced as complex. However, there are a number of parts in the metamodel that can simplify the views. In this white paper, we discuss two forms of simplification, namely nesting of elements to simplify the visual representation. In addition, working with derived relationships to reduce the complexity in a diagram. Both forms of simplification are supported in Sparx Enterprise Architect. However, with two extra routines in the IDEA Addon, the modeller is automatically supported in implementing changes in the model and validating…
"SysML Requirements on Excel" is a new MDG Office Integration feature that allows users to author SysML requirements using Excel. Users can seamlessly integrate SysML requirements between MS Excel and Enterprise Architect. Key features Import and export SysML requirements data from Excel into Enterprise Architect. Ability to create SysML Compliant requirements with inter-dependencies SysML Requirements in Enterprise Architect Using the “SysML Requirements on Excel” menu, users can connect an Enterprise Architect Model with an Excel spreadsheet. This will create an Excel Document with required templates to let users create SysML requirements. This will also copy any existing Enterprise Architect requirements…
Key pain points for introducing MDG Color Configuration In previous versions of Prolaborate (before 4. X), creating charts and heatmaps with a consistent color was a tedious process as it required manual configuration for every chart. This made it difficult to scale up uniform visuals across architecture dashboards. However, the latest version of Prolaborate (4. X) addresses this pain point by introducing MDG Color Configuration, which enables the configuration of colors across the model. The feature simplifies the process of creating charts and heatmaps with a consistent color setting, allowing users to easily create a uniform look and feel across…
The need for speed With the recent passing of General Chuck Yeager as well as the beginning of 2021, I thought it might be a good time to reflect on the never ending quest for speed. General Yeager, of course, was the man who broke the sound barrier in his Bell X-1 aircraft on October 14, 1947. It’s always worthwhile trying to do things faster and better — that’s what drives progress and innovation. In the software industry we’re talking about a less death-defying problem than the airspeed pioneers faced, but an important one nonetheless: how fast we can develop…
Introduction Modelling enterprises and their architectures is important for most organisations. For example for defining business processes, organisational structures, data and information modelling. But also for modelling the goals and drivers of the organisation, the alignment of business and IT need to be modelled due to the complexity of organisations in modern societies. In medium and large scale organisations the role of enterprise- or information architect is introduced to create these models of the enterprise. What do we need for modelling enterprise architectures? An important aspect is to introduce a coherent modelling language that enables the enterprise architect to model…
The implementation and use of Enterprise Architect and the entire Sparx Systems products family in any organization represents a path of maturity (a process), which must be followed in a prudent and focused way to achieve results and move forward based on those results. When starting with the implementation of the SparxEA solution it is of fundamental importance to determine who our stakeholders are (understood as those roles that are participants or interested, affected and involved in the solution), and what needs and expectations they have of the solution. This will help us to generate specifications that are complete, correct…
Wednesday, 12 August 2020 17:38

Implementation of MBSE based on EA

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Introduction of MBSE MBSE (Model Based System Engineering) is an effective method to analyze, design and develop complex systems. At present, the scale of aviation, automobile, machinery, ship, machinery and enterprise information system is becoming larger and larger, involving more and more specialties, which makes the system construction face unprecedented challenges: Involve multiple levels: system , subsystem and module. Cover Multiple Disciplines: software, electronics, mechanics, photo electricity, thermal. Need several roles collaborating : System Engineer, software engineer, electronic engineer, professional engineer, test engineer. Involve a variety of development tools and languages. The process framework of MBSE is as follows: Engineers…
Wednesday, 06 May 2020 06:31

Distributed Online Business Continuity

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Distributed Online Business Continuity using the Pro Cloud Server In recent times there has been an unprecedented obligation for staff to work at home, prompting a need for technical solutions that can ensure business continuity with a distributed and remote workforce. The Sparx Systems software suite, including Enterprise Architect, Pro Cloud Server, WebEA and Prolaborate, offers a way for isolated workers to access their organization's centralized repositories using home-based Internet connections and to continue working as though they were still in the office. Using the Pro Cloud Server features they can continue contributing their expertise to strategic, business and technical…
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