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Features in Sparx Enterprise ArchitectSparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16

Enterprise Architect 16 Menus and Shortcuts – A Detailed Comparison to EA 14 and EA 15

Sparx Systems has recently released its latest version of Enterprise Architect 16. Sparx Systems have added various new features in this version. Here is a guide with a list of menus frequently used by EA practitioners. This ultimate guide focuses highly on how to access those frequently used options from menu bars along with some shortcuts. Since there are many changes in menus for frequently used options like Report Generation, Model Exchange, Element Properties, and others.

The below table shows the full comparison between Enterprise Architect versions 14, 15, and 16.

Enterprise Architect Features

Versions

Enterprise Architect 14

Enterprise Architect 15

Enterprise Architect 16

Start Page

Model Wizard  

(Ctrl+ Shift +M)

Design | Package | Insert | Insert using Model Wizard

Right-click on Package | Add a Model using Wizard

Project Browser caption bar menu | New Model from Pattern

Design | Model | Add | Model Wizard

Right-click on Package | Add a Model using Wizard

Project Browser caption bar menu | New Model from Pattern

Design | Package | Model Wizard

Right-click on Package | Add a Model using Wizard

Project Browser caption bar menu | New Model from Pattern

Start | All Windows | Design | New Model from Pattern

Start Page | Create from Pattern

Process Guidance

Model Wizard (Ctrl + Shift + M) | Process Guidance

Model Wizard (Ctrl + Shift + M) | Process Guidance

Start Page | Guidance Model Wizard (Ctrl + Shift + M) | Guidance

File – Save as type

*.eap, *.eapx, *.feap

*.eap, *.eapx, *.feap

*.qea, *.qeax, *.eap, *.eapx, *.feap, *.eadb

Start

Project Browser

Start | Browse | Project Browser

Start | Desktop | Design | Browser

Explore | Portals | Windows | Project Browser Ctrl+1

Start | All Windows | Design |Browser

Start | Explore | Portals | Windows | Explore | Project Browser  Ctrl+1

Context Browser

Start | Browse | Context Browser

Start | Desktop | Design | Browser | Context

Explore | Portals | Windows | Explore | Context Browser

Start | All Windows | Design | Browser | Context

Start | Explore | Portals | Windows | Explore | Context Browser

Diagram Browser

NA

Start | Desktop | Design | Browser | Diagram

Explore | Portals | Windows | Project Browser | Diagram

Start | All Windows | Design | Browser | Diagram

Start | Explore | Portals | Windows | Project Browser | Diagram

Element Browser

Start | Browse | Element Browser

Design | Element | Editors | Element Browser

Start | All Windows | Properties | Element Browser

Preferences / Settings

Start | Preferences Ctrl+F9

Start |Preferences | Preferences Ctrl+F9

Start | Appearance | Preferences | Preferences  Ctrl+F9

Menu Customize

Start | Visual Style | Customize

Start | Desktop | Preferences | Other Options

Start | Appearance | Preferences | Other Options

Summary

Start | Properties | Summary

Start | Desktop | Design | Details | Summary

Start | All Windows | Design | Summary

Resources
  

Start | Browse | Resources

Start | Desktop | Share | Publish | Resources

Start | All Windows | Design | Browser |Resource

Start | Explore | Portals | Windows | Explore | Resource

Notes  (Ctrl + Shift + 1)

Start | Properties | Notes

Start | Desktop | Design | Common | Notes

Start | All Windows | Design | Notes

Tagged Values

(Ctrl + Shift + 6)

Start | Properties | Tagged Values

Design | Element | Editors | Properties | Tags

Start | Desktop | Design | Details | Properties (Tags Tab)

Start | All Windows | Properties | Tagged Values

Relationships
 (Ctrl + Shift + 2)

Start | Trace | Relationships

Start | Desktop | Design | Details | Relationships

Start | All Windows | Properties | Relations

Element Properties

(Alt + 1)

Start | Properties

Start | Desktop | Design | Details | Properties
 ( Element Tab)

Start | All Windows | Properties | Properties

Start | All Windows | Properties | Properties Dialog

Find in Project (Ctrl + f)

Start | Search | Model

Start | Explore | Search | Model

Start | Explore | Search | Model

Workspace

Start | Workspace

Start | Explore | Workspace

Start | All Windows | Workspace

Visual Style

Start | Visual Style

Start | Desktop | Visual Style

Start | Appearance | Visual Style

Perspective

Start | Perspective

Start | Portals | Perspective

Start |Explore | Portals | Perspective

View

NA

NA

Start | Appearance | View

Scriptlet

NA

NA

Start | Explore | Portals | Perspective | Construction | Scriptlets

Toolbox | Dynamic Viewpoints | Scriptlet

Grid-Style Diagram

NA

NA

Start | All Windows | Properties | Enable Grid Style (Appearance)

Design

Traceability
 (Ctrl + Shift + 4)

Design | Impact | Traceability

Design | Impact | Trace | Traceability

Design | Impact Analysis | Trace | Traceability

Relationship Matrix

Design | Impact | Relationship Matrix

Design | Impact | Matrix | Relationship Matrix

Design | Impact Analysis | Package/Matrix | Relationship Matrix

Gap Analysis Matrix

Design | Impact | Gap Analysis Matrix

Design | Impact | Gap Analysis | Gap Analysis Matrix

Design | Impact Analysis | Gap Analysis | Gap Analysis Matrix

Toolbox
  

Design | Toolbox

Design | Diagram | Toolbox
Ctrl + Shift + 3

Design | Diagram | Toolbox

Start | All Windows | Design | Toolbox
Ctrl + Shift + 3

Change Diagram Type

Design | Diagram | Edit | Change Type

Design | Diagram | Manage |
Custom | Change Type

Design | Diagram | Options | Change Type

Specification View

Design | Specification

Design | Model | Specification Manager

Design | Package | Specification View

List View

Design | List

Design | View as | List

Design | Model | ListView

Design | Diagram | View as | List

Design | Package | List View

Design | Diagram | Views | List

Gantt View

Design | Gantt

Design | View as | Gantt

Design | Model | Gantt

Design | Diagram | View as | Gantt View

Design | Package | Gantt View

Design | Diagram | Views | Gantt View

Change Element Type

Design |Element | Edit | Change Type

Design | Element | Manage | Advanced | Change Type

Design | Element | Manage | Change Type

Auto Reload Changed Diagrams

NA

NA

Design | Diagram | Options | Auto Reload Changed Diagrams

Glossary
  

Publish | Glossary

Publish | Dictionary | Glossary

Design | Dictionary | Glossary

Layout

Diagram Layout

Layout | Tools | Diagram Layout

Layout | Tools | Diagram Layout

Layout | Tools | Diagram Layout

Pan and Zoom

Layout | Pan, and Zoom

Layout | Tools | Pan, and Zoom

Layout | Tools | Pan and Zoom

Diagram Filter

Layout | Tools | Diagram Filters

Layout | Tools | Filters and Layers

Layout | Tools | Filters and Layers

Auto Refresh

NA

NA

Layout | Auto Refresh | Auto Refresh

Right-click on diagram background | Collaborate | Auto Refresh

Publish

Export XMI

Publish | Export XMI

Publish | Model Exchange | Export-XMI

Publish | Model Exchange | Export Package | Export Current Package to Native/XMI File

Import XMI

Publish | Import XMI

Publish | Model Exchange | Import-XMI

Publish | Model Exchange | Import Package | Import Package from Native/XMI File

Configure (Settings EA 16)

Project Options

Configure | Options

Configure | Model | Options

Settings | Model | Options

UML Types (Stereotypes / Tagged Values / Cardinality Values)

Configure | UML Types

Configure | Reference Data | UML Types

Settings | Reference Data | UML Types

Project Types

Configure | Project Types

Configure | Reference Data | Model Types

Settings | Reference Data | Model Types

Database Datatypes

Configure | Settings | Database Datatypes

Configure | Reference Data | Settings | Database Datatypes

Settings | Reference Data | Settings | Database Datatypes

Namespace Roots

Configure | Settings | Namespace Roots

Configure | Reference Data | Settings | Namespace Roots

Settings | Reference Data | Settings | Namespace Roots

Preprocessor Macros

Configure | Settings | Preprocessor Macros

Configure | Reference Data | Settings | Preprocessor Macros

Settings | Reference Data | Settings | Preprocessor Macros   

Manage Security

Configure | Administer

Configure | Security | Administer

Settings | Security | Administer

Project Transfer

Configure | Transfer | Project Transfer

Configure | Model | Transfer | Project Transfer

Settings | Model | Transfer | Project Transfer

EAP/EAPX Project Transfer

NA

NA

Settings | Model | Transfer | EAP/EAPX Project Transfer

EAP To QEA Project Transfer

NA

NA

Settings | Model | Transfer | EAP To QEA Project Transfer

EAP Replication

Configure | Model | Integrity Check| Manage .EAPX/.EAP file  | Create New Replica

Configure | Model | Integrity | Manage.EAPX/.EAP file | Create New Replica

 Settings | Model | Transfer | EAP Replication

QEA Replication

NA

NA

Settings | Model | Transfer | QEA Replication

Export Reference Data

Configure | Transfer | Export Reference Data

Configure | Model | Transfer | Export Reference Data

Settings | Model | Transfer | Export Reference Data

Import Reference Data

Configure | Transfer | Import Reference Data

Configure | Model | Transfer | Import Reference Data

Settings | Model | Transfer | Import Reference Data

Enable Audit

Configure | Auditing

Configure | Model | Auditing

Settings | Model | Auditing

Project Integrity

Configure | Integrity Check | Project Integrity

Configure | Model | Integrity | Project Integrity

Settings | Model | Integrity | Project Integrity

Reset ID

Configure | Integrity Check | Reset IDs

Configure | Model | Integrity | Reset IDs

Settings | Model | Integrity | Reset IDs

Repair .EAPX/.EAP File

Configure | Integrity Check | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Repair .EAPX/.EAP file

Configure | Model | Integrity | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Repair .EAPX/.EAP file

Settings | Model | Integrity | Manage .EAPX/.EAP File | Repair .EAPX/.EAP File

Compact .EAPX/.EAP File

Configure | Integrity Check | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Compact
 .EAPX/.EAP file

Configure | Model | Integrity|  Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Compact .EAPX/.EAP file

Settings | Model | Integrity | Manage .EAPX/.EAP File | Compact.EAPX/.EAP File

Update .EAPX/.EAP File Indexes

Configure | Integrity Check | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Update .EAPX/.EAP file Indexes

Configure | Model | Integrity | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Update .EAPX/.EAP file Indexes

Settings | Model | Integrity | Manage .EAPX/.EAP File | Update.EAPX/.EAP File Indexes

Construct

Discussion

Start | Discussions

Start | Collaborate | Discussions

Start | Collaborate | Discuss

Team Review

Start | Reviews

Start | Collaborate | Reviews

Start | Collaborate | Review

Resource Allocation

Construct | Resources

Construct | Resource Management | Resources

Construct | Resource Management | Resources

Develop

Code Templates

Code | Options | Edit Code Templates

Develop | Preference | Options | Edit Code Templates

Develop | Source Code | Options | Edit Code Templates

Code Engineering Datatypes

Code | Options | Configure Code Engineering Datatypes

Or

Configure | Settings | Database Datatypes

Develop | Options | Preference | Configure Code Engineering Datatypes

Develop | Source Code | Options | Configure Code Engineering Datatypes

Import Source Code

Code | File | Import
Source Directory

Develop | Source Code | Files | Import Source Directory

Develop | Source Code | Files | Import Source Directory

Specialize

Manage Add-ins

Specialize | Add-Ins | Manage

Specialize | Add-Ins | Manage – Addin

Specialize | Add-Ins | Manage – Addin

PCS Integrations

Specialize | Tools |integrations | Open External Data

Specialize | Tools | Systems integrations |Open External Data

Specialize | Tools | Systems integrations |Open External Data

Import MDG Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Publish | Import MDG Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Publish-Tech
 | Import MDG Technology

Specialize |Technologies | Publish-Tech
 | Import MDG Technology

Resources | MDG Technologies | Model Technologies | Right Click | Import Technology

Generate MDG Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Publish | Generate MDG Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Publish-Tech | Generate MDG Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Publish-Tech | Generate MDG Technology

Scripting

Specialize | Tools | Scripting

Specialize | Tools | Script Library

Specialize | Tools | Script Library

Manage Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Manage

Specialize | Technologies | Manage-Tech

Specialize | Technologies | Manage-Tech

Others

Linked Document

Start | Properties | Linked Document

Start | Desktop | Design | Details | Document

Start | All Windows | Design | Document

Apply Auto Naming to Elements

Design | Edit | Package |
Advanced | Apply Auto Naming

Design | Model | Manage | Options | Auto Naming

Design | Package | Manage | Auto Naming

Turn on Level Numbering

Design | Edit | Package |
Advanced | Toggle Level Numbering

Design | Model | Manage | Level Numbering

Design | Package | Manage | Level Numbering

Package Baseline – New

Design | Edit | Package |
Manage Baselines | Manage Baselines

Design | Model | Manage | Manage
 Baselines

 Design | Package | Manage | Manage Baselines

Package Control

Publish | Package Control |Configure

Publish | Model Exchange | Package Control | Package Configure

Publish | Model Exchange | Package Control | Package Control

Generate Source Code

Code | Generate

Develop | Source Code | Generate

Develop | Source Code | Generate

Project Browser Search

Project Browser | Hamburger Icon |
Find in Project

Project Browser | Hamburger Icon |
Find in Browser

Project Browser | Hamburger Icon |
Find in Browser

Document Generation

Publish | Documentation | Generate Rich Text Documentation

Project Browser | Hamburger Icon |
Documentation | Generate Documentation (RTF/PDF/DOCX)

Publish | Model Reports | Report Builder | Generate Documentation

Project Browser | Hamburger Icon | Documentation |

Generate Documentation (RTF/PDF/DOCX)

Publish | Model Reports | Report Builder | Generate Documentation

Project Browser | Hamburger Icon | Documentation |

Generate Documentation (RTF/PDF/DOCX)

Start | All Windows |

Publish | Generate Package Report

Diagram Properties Dock

Start | Properties

Start | Desktop | Design | Properties

Start | All Windows | Properties | Properties

Context Browser

Start | Browse | Context Browser

Start | Desktop | Design | Browser | Context

Explore | Portals | Windows | Explore | Context Browser

Start | All Windows | Design | Browser | Context

Start | Explore | Portals | Windows | Explore | Context Browser

Inline Specification

Design | View As | Toggle Inline Specification View

Design | Diagram | View As | Inline Specification View

 Design | Diagram | Views | Inline Specification

 Commonly Used Ribbon Updates in Enterprise Architect 16

Sparx provides Quick Access Panels in Enterprise Architect 16 to make it easier to choose and access a window.

Design: Contains lists of windows for browsing the structure and content of the model (Alt + 1).

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Properties: Contains a list of windows of Elements tools (Alt + 2).

Ultimate Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

Collaborate: Contains lists of windows for performing discussions, reviews, and collaborations (Alt + 3).

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Execute: Contains lists of windows for performing execution analysis, profiling, simulation, scripting, and debugging (Alt + 4).

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Construct: Contains a list of windows for all project management transactions (Alt + 5).

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Publish: Contains lists of windows for report generator and model exchange (Alt + 6).

Ultimate Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

Further Information

Please contact us or write an email to info@sparxsystems.in or call us @ +91 8248004261 to have a live demo about the new EA 16 features and capabilities.

Features in Sparx Enterprise ArchitectSparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16

Simplified way to connect with DBMS repositories

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16 introduces a New “Native Connection” method to both 32 and 64-bit versions in addition to the existing connection methods that require separate ODBC or OLEDB drivers to be installed.

Enterprise Architect 16 makes the simplest and recommended way to establish connections with existing and new repositories like:

  • Firebird
  • MariaDB
  • MySQL
  • Oracle
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL Server

Native Connection does not require the need for installation of drivers for individual DBMS and DSN definitions.

Enter the details of the database in the Native Connection window and connect Enterprise Architect to it.

    Access: Start Page > Open Project | Server Connection

 

Start Page > Manage Projects > Connect to Server (on drop-down arrow, Select Native Connection)

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How do we connect to the Repositories using Native Connection in Enterprise Architect 16?

  1. Click on the radio button for the type of DBMS you are connecting to.
  2. Give the name of the connection in the description field.
  3. Enter the database details as required.
  4. Click on test to check whether the connection is successful or not.
  5. If the connection is successful, OK button will be enabled. Click on it to connect with the EA repository.

Further Information 

Please contact us or write an email to info@sparxsystems.in or call us @ +91 8248004261 to have a live demo about the new EA 16 features and capabilities.  

 

Features in Sparx Enterprise ArchitectSparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16

Monitor Real-time Diagram Updates in Enterprise Architect 16.

Auto Refresh Diagrams

  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect provides the New Auto Refresh feature that allows you to collaborate on diagrams with your team in real-time. This results in improved support for multiple people offering feedback on the same diagram simultaneously.
  • It lets your team monitor the changes immediately after enabling the Auto-Refresh option on your diagram with a time interval.
  • One can design his own dynamic and distributed real-time modeling environment by combining Review, Chat, Discussion, and/or Journal.
  • The Feature is explicitly available in Enterprise Architect version 16.0 and later.

Auto Refresh Reload Diagrams in EA 16

Figure 1: Auto Refresh Context Menu

Access:

  • Right-clicking on the diagram background –> Collaborate –> Auto Refresh
  • In Ribbon, select the Layout –> Auto Refresh –> Auto Refresh

Context Menu Options :

Option Action
Disabled For all diagrams, this is the default setting. Any user can update the diagram, but there is a risk of updating’ collisions’. You’ll get a warning notice and a prompt to refresh the diagram if another user saves their changes.
7 Set the refresh interval to 7 seconds and enable automatic refresh mode for the current diagram.
15 Set the refresh interval to 15 seconds and enable automatic refresh mode for the current diagram.
30 Set the refresh interval to 30 seconds and enable automatic refresh mode for the current diagram.
60 Set the refresh interval to 60 seconds and enable automatic refresh mode for the current diagram.
Pause & Edit Allows the current user to edit the diagram by pausing the automatic refresh of the diagram and releasing the lock on the diagram for the current user.
Resume Saves any outstanding changes to the diagram and reapplies the lock, which prevents any additional modifications to the diagram and resumes the diagram’s automatic refreshing.

Auto Reload Changed Diagrams

  • Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect’s New Auto Reload functionality ensures that the diagram you are working on is the most recent version.
  • One can reload any diagrams that are open while others make modifications by enabling this functionality in Enterprise Architect.
  • It allows one to rapidly communicate with other individuals at work and ensures that the graphical reports EA provides are up to date.

Access: Layout –> Diagram –> Options –> Auto Reload Changed Diagrams

Further Information

Please Contact Us or write an email to info@sparxsystems.in to arrange a detailed demo session of Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Features in Sparx Enterprise ArchitectSparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Images Assets and Custom Diagrams in EA 15

Using images to add relevance to any architecture diagram is a very common practice. Enterprise Architect has always supported modellers to set ‘Alternate Image’ or ‘Default Image’ for elements to create such diagrams.  However the users have always sought for an ability to manage a set of image assets in a catalogue and reuse it across multiple diagrams.

The New approach in EA 15 to manage and reuse images in diagrams is a significant enhancement. The ‘Image Asset’ element lets users create a model item to store an image. These items can then be used to apply overlays on other model elements.

Image Assets

The Image Asset images can be used as alternative images in place of the standard UML notation for elements on diagrams. They can also be used in documentation by inserting hyperlinks to the Image Asset element. When a report is generated, the hyperlinked Image Asset element is rendered using its ‘owned image’

To create an image asset, Select the ‘Artifacts’ section in toolbox | select ‘Image Asset’ | click on the diagram, or Drag an ‘Image Asset’ Artifact from the toolbox onto a diagram.

Image Assets as Catalogue

 

Figure 1 Image Assets Catalogue

Custom Diagram

The new ‘Custom Diagram’ option in EA 15 allows users to create a highly customizable, graphic-rich diagram that is on-par with any modern drawing tools.  Custom Diagram enables the most options to use the Image Assets.

Using Image Assets

The Image Assets from the repository can be used to perform the following actions

  • Set as Icon – As an icon of an Existing Element
  • Set as Alternate Image – As an alternate Image on an existing element
  • Add as element with Icon
  • Add as element with Image
  • Add as link

Options to Use Image Assets

Figure 2 Options to Use Image Assets

Set As Icon

Use Image Asset to  set it as an icon for an existing element or a new element (This is my favourite!).  In the previous versions, users must rely on shapescripts to achieve such visualization.

Set Image as Icon

Figure 3 Set Image as Icon

Set as Alternate Image

You can also use the Image Asset to set it as an alternate image for an existing element or create a new element with the image as alternate image.

Figure 4 Set Image as Alternate Image

Updating Image Asset

There are two key benefits in using the ‘Image Assets’

  1. Ability to drag and drop from project browser to apply image as an icon or alternate image
  2. Ability to update the image asset and also cascade the change across all diagrams where the image asset is used

You can ascertain the impact of modifying a Image Asset by using ‘Find In All Diagrams’ (Element Usage, similar to any other element usage)

Image Assets Usage

Figure 5 Image Asset – Usage

Summary

Using the new enhanced ‘Custom Diagram’ and ‘Image Asset’ of EA 15, I’ve created a deployment diagram (below) which was in-par with a graphic rich diagram created using any drawing tool, at the same time retaining the benefits of a modelling repository.

Prolaborate Architecture Diagram

Figure 6 Prolaborate Architecture Diagram created using EA 15 Image Assets

Further Information

Please contact us or write an email to info@sparxsystems.in or call us @ +91 8248004261 to have a live demo about the new EA 16 features and capabilities.

Features in Sparx Enterprise ArchitectSparx Systems Enterprise Architect

Import Glossary using EA MDG Office for Excel Importer

Glossary can be used to store a list of terms and their definitions. The terms can be grouped into any number of user defined categories such as business, technical, domain specific grouping such as medical, scientific, or aviation. The power of having the terms defined in the model is realized when modelers write description in model elements as these will be linked automatically to terms defined in the Project Glossary. For more details on glossary refer here.

The MDG Office for Excel Importer allows users to import contents from Excel workbooks into Enterprise Architect. This includes importing spreadsheet data as UML Elements, Connectors, Attributes and Operations and also as Glossaries.

To import glossary into EA from Excel Workbook:

  • Create new or open existing eap file.
  • Right click Extension -> Microsoft Office -> Profile Manager for Excel.
    • It will list all the predefined profiles and user defined profiles.
    • Select “Add New -> Object Profile”. ( refer below screen )
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  • Create an Import profile with a sample Excel Workbook, which doesn’t contain the type information. ( refer the attached excel file )
  • The sample document doesn’t contain the Element Type Information; hence “My Data has Element Type Information” is unselected.
  • In Element Type – choose “Glossary” available under EA Features Group
  • In Stereotype – Glossary does not support any stereotype so just skip it.

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  • In Property Mapping section map the information in Excel to EA metadata as mentioned in the below image

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Glossary Mappings:

Map the exact excel columns to Glossary Term, Glossary Type, and Glossary Meaning by selecting the  “More Properties’ from EA Element Property combo box

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Using this “Additional Properties” form, map each columns in excel to the specific EA property.

  • Review the Profile definitions and select ‘Create’, to create the Profile.

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To Import Glossary Worksheet Into EA :

  • Choose Extension -> Microsoft Office -> Import Excel Document
  • Select the Excel Workbook and the respective Worksheet that needs to be imported and also the appropriate profile created for glossary import(defined in the previous section)

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  • Add Diagram for Each package: Not Applicable for glossary import
  • Enable Synchronization: If enabled, Unique GUID values of the glossary are written in the back up document for later sync with Enterprise Architect. For Glossary, no GUID values are created, it only updated by its term field.
  • Configure Hierarchy: Not Applicable for glossary import
  • Select Preview, to preview the content to import.

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  • Select Import,to start importing glossary into the selected EA Model.

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         Once the import is done

  • Go to PROJECT->Glossary,to see the imported terms for the project.It is Project Specific properties.

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Download the Sample Excel and Model eap file here.

Drop mail to info@sparxsystems.in for any assistance.

Features in Sparx Enterprise ArchitectSparx Systems Enterprise Architect

New Perspective Window and Custom Perspective

  • Seriously overhauled to create rich, flexible and easily switched sets of related technologies.
  • Easy to focus the available model patterns, technologies, diagram types and to the precise set.
  • Avoid the significant “noise” that arises from having multiple technologies all competing for attention.
  • Hide complete Perspective sets or individual technologies using the new customization wizard.
  • Hiding a Perspective now only removes it as an available tool, while all diagrams that already make use of the hidden technology will still render and work as normal.
  • A new Perspective drop list coupled with the re-worked Portal bar provide a rapid and effortless mechanism for switching between technologies and swapping in and out the necessary tools at the right time.
  • For user convenience, selecting a Perspective set automatically brings up the modeling wizard, ready for inserting a rich set of new modeling patterns on which to build.
  • The Model Patterns Wizard and the new Diagram dialog also allow for swapping perspectives on the fly, making it easy to find and use the exact modeling tools required.
  • Out of the box, version 14 includes many Perspectives targeting Business, Software, Systems, Architecture, Project Management and more.
  • It has been built on the belief that is easier to rapidly switch between domain focused sets of tools on an as needs basis, than to provide a mixed set of technologies and tools that try to address ALL possible modeling scenarios.

Built-in Perspectives

Create a specific edition of the tool for a single discipline, language or framework. Switch perspectives to quickly change focus to another discipline. Intuitive groupings make it easy to find the right view

  • Domain and discipline focused view and tools.
  • Perspectives target disciplines such as: Business, Software, Systems, Architecture, Project Management and more.
  • Restricted set of diagrams and comfortably work with the required diagram.
  • Expertly created pattern available for each perspective.
  • Create any number of your own perspectives.

Customized Perspective

  • Create your own perspective Sets.
  • Along with the System Defined Perspective, user can now define and Implement their own Perspectives as per their requirement.
  • If you need a Perspective that combines BPMN and SysML for instance, you can do it with ease.