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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.

Monday, 30 September 2013 06:27

Global Energy Exchange - Data Without Borders

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ABSTRACT For harmonisation of data, models are absolutely essential, enabling more automated, more change enabled, flexible and future proof technology. A model led implementation of energy transmission data is an effective way to ensure a standard approach to energy monitoring & marketing, and Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect hosts the Utilities Common Information Model.Being able to generate messages about electricity supply and energy markets using a combination of code and data generation from an enterprise model linked to the Utilities CIM, an OMG DDS implementation, and standard geospatial models is an efficient way to deliver large volumes of energy data messages…
Tuesday, 30 July 2013 12:54

The Well Dressed Model

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Seven ways to organise your EA models so that other people can understand them Ian Mitchell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you have spent many hours creating a great EA Model, hopefully you want the rest of your organisation to use it as well. But how can you make it readable? Or maybe have you just picked-up a model which you created a few years back, only to be baffled by your own work. What exactly was this model all about, and where has all that great stuff gone ? Or perhaps you’ve inherited a model from someone else who isn’t available to…
It is no coincidence that the package element in UML is represented by a folder icon, similar to directories in a file system Graphical User Interface (GUI). Packages are used to organize the elements of a model just as folders are used to organize files. The contents of a package are any kind of element that is part of a model, including other packages. Beyond that description there's not much more information on how to use packages in the UML specification. Since they are a general grouping thing, it is up to usage scenarios to suggest what the best practices…
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 05:25

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.
This White Paper looks at ways to create project documents that improve project quality, provide readers with relevant, easily navigated information, and give new insights. Using EA and eaDocX, approaches are described that can bring our project communications into the 21st Century. This White Paper looks at ways to transform our project documents, helping readers to find and use information that is relevant to them. In both Waterfall and Agile developments, excellent documents can improve project quality and give new insights. New document capabilities allow authors to create high quality, accurate and targeted documents, and allow readers to navigate their…
Future Networks and Policy at Scottish & Southern Energy Power Distribution are researching new systems and building foundations for Smart Grid Networks. This paper tells of a journey based on a vision to introduce more formal modelling methods using an IT practice to allow the company to deliver business-driven end-to-end solutions that meet business needs.
Enterprise Architect provides the facilities to create and edit models, to derive implementation code from models, and then to test and analyze the resulting software systems. This whitepaper shows how these activities can all be achieved within a single model driven development environment, and highlights the benefits of doing so. This paper covers Enterprise Architect's build, debug and testing features along with its Visual Execution Analysis tools. Together, these tools allow you to integrate your model with each and every phase of the software development lifecycle, thereby facilitating true Model Driven Development.
This paper considers the requirements for a robust project risk and issue management process and describes how Enterprise Architect and eaDocX can support this key project activity. Many projects use Enterprise Architect (EA) to store information about their projects: requirements, use cases, designs and other information. What is less common however is to use EA as the repository for ALL project information, replacing all the spreadsheets and reports which come along with a well-managed project. This document, one in a series on EA for Project Managers, looks at how risk and issue management and reporting can be automated, made more…
In our paper (full version available at http://www.es.tu-darmstadt.de/download/publications/anjorin/als2011.pdf) we describe the reasons and background for our decision to switch to EA as our frontend for our meta-CASE tool eMoflon (www.moflon.org/emoflon). MOFLON supports standard compliant metamodeling, code generation andmodel transformations. Development started in 2002 and it has since then been used successfully in a number of case studies for various applications. In recent years, the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) has become a de facto standard, offering stableand well-tested components. In addition, numerous professional, industrial strength CASE tools have become increasingly affordable and open to extensions. We are convinced that it is…
Describes the value of combining the Service Oriented Architecture notation provided by SOMF with the BPMN process modeling notation.
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