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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.

Paper describing an Architectural approach to Semantic Interoperability and information protections using UML and UPDM. ASMG supports this approach using Enterprise Architect and its UPDM extension.
This document explains how version control concepts apply to Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and suggests best practices for establishing version control in shared and distribute. d modeling environments.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010 14:06

Data Mapping in UML

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It’s often the case that we need to map various attributes on entities into other entities. For example you might need to migrate data from one system to another and structurally the same concepts are held slightly differently. Documenting these mappings is not obvious in the UML, so below I’ve provided a simple example of how a composite structure diagram could be used to provide the mappings. Some notes have been added where conversions need to be performed and these could be represented more formally using diagram references to behavioural diagrams such as sequence or activity diagrams. This is quite…
Monday, 22 March 2010 15:21

Project Documentation with Enterprise Architect

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Overview It is not an easy step to go from reading about UML and UML tools to handling a real project documentation. In reality project documentation consists of documents in different formats: text, diagrams, presentations and lately even media files. We need a way to bind them all together. Enterprise Architect offers a solution with its common elements: Boundary, Text and Hyperlink. They are not talked much about but they are the key to the complete documentation set. Sample Project For illustration, I have created the Sample project. Its structure follows well defined project phases. Here they are, both in…
This document presents an overview of the modeling notation introduced by Michael Bell in his seminal book Service-Oriented Modeling - Service Analysis, Design and Architecture. SOMF provides a formal method of defining services at different levels of abstraction, along with a set of disciplines to guide practicing modelers. The overview focuses on the modeling facets, including meta-model concepts and notation, using sample diagrams for illustration.
Friday, 05 February 2010 21:27

eBook: Embedded Systems Development using SysML

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 Embedded Systems Development using SysML is not just an overview of the SysML modeling notation - it is a practical guide for systems engineers! The book provides a well defined approach to systems development, and applies it to a detailed example Audio Player system. In this e-book, author Doug Rosenberg introduces a new roadmap for embedded systems development – ICONIX Process for Embedded Systems. Each step of the process roadmap is clearly explained, and illustrated by example, using Sam Mancarella's Audio Player model constructed in the Systems Engineering edition of Enterprise Architect. Topics covered in the e-book include SysML modeling…
Friday, 05 February 2010 20:41

eBook: 20 Terabytes A Night

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Describes experiences and lessons-learned from the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project. The sheer size and complex nature of LSST, bring a unique set of challenges and a massive software modeling endeavor. UML and ICONIX process are critically important in such an undertaking. Includes an in-depth discussion of tailoring ICONIX Process to support algorithmically-intensive development. In its first month of operation, the LSST will see more of the Universe than all previous telescopescombined. Its rapid‐fire, 3 billion pixel digital camera will open a movie‐like window on objects thatchange or move; its superb images will enable mapping the cosmos in 3D…
Thursday, 28 January 2010 01:49

Technology Models & Carbon Emissions Monitoring

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  Author: Nya A Murray, Chief Architect,Trac-Car . Date: 23rd January 2010 Website: http://www.trac-car.com Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    1  Executive Summary   Corporations and governments around the world are starting to collect information from telemetry devices, in the fields of   1. Water supply 2. Transport 3. Electricity 4. Manufactured goods 5. Agriculture   Valuable information can be produced from telemetry data, about resource utilization and associated carbon emissions in all of these fields.   Climate change is definitely an imperative. Telemetry data is a critical input into providing accurate global environment information, and carbon emissions associated with individual developments .…
  Doug Rosenberg, ICONIX     Figure 1 - A “Secret Decoder Ring” may be required for Service Oriented Acronyms Trying to make sense out of the “acronym-scrabble” that engulfs Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) is a major challenge.  We’re going to take a shot at it in this article by defining a process roadmap and following a single example all the way from architecture to code. Along the way we’ll illustrate many of the key features of Enterprise Architect Business and Software Engineering Edition. The example we’ll follow will be a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) car rental system model, developed by…
Doug Rosenberg, ICONIX At ICONIX, we’ve had pretty good success when we defined an unambiguous development process, and presented that development process in “roadmap” form. We’ve developed process roadmapsfor use case driven software development, business modeling, design-driven testing, and algorithm-intensive software design. In this article we’re going to do it again, this time using SysML to describe embedded systems that involve a combination of hardware and software. Figure 1 – ICONIX Process Roadmap for Embedded Systems Development Figure 1 shows the top level roadmap for ICONIX Process for Embedded Systems. As you can see, our roadmap starts off by defining…
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