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State Machine Simulation in Enterprise Architect

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This paper introduces Enterprise Architect's simulation capabilities for State Machines by means of an example model.

State Machine simulation can help you to verify that the run-time behavior of your designed system conforms to specification. In this paper, we explore an example 'Digital Clock' system model and bring to life several aspects of Enterprise Architect's State Machine simulation support.

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  • Comment Link Syed Abbas Zaidi Friday, 12 March 2021 06:15 posted by Syed Abbas Zaidi

    I am new to EA's simulation features. I am having trouble with simulation variables. I would like to use the attributes of a class whose behavior I am trying to implement as a state machine. I like to initialize/update the attributes of the class during the simulation. For example, 'this.var' creates a new simulation variable that does not seem to have anything to do with the attribute var in the class definition. Please advise.

  • Comment Link heymishy Thursday, 25 April 2013 20:15 posted by heymishy

    Uncanny timing - I just submitted an article on this very topic. Had to blunder my way through to get the basics but this paper well help loads - thanks!

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