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Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16

Strengthen Live Traceability with Enterprise Architect’s new Jama Integration.

Sparx Enterprise Architect can be used to capture business requirements, develop and manage all subsequent models, algorithms, process flows and workflows, design business data objects, and create other artifacts. 

The capacity to connect the components of all models to one another is the key strength of Sparx system’s Enterprise Architect, the more time analysts and designers spend in creating attractive, well specified models, the greater the potential future benefit from any further changes to the systems. 

Jama Integration with Sparx Enterprise Architect

  • Jama Connect is a cutting-edge, team-based system for managing requirements and tests. It helps engineering, and software development teams to keep updated (in real-time) about their requirements and test plans throughout the course of a project.
  • Jama integration through Pro cloud server is an amazing feature offered by Sparx Enterprise Architect.
  • The seamless integration offers real-time synchronous access to the Enterprise Architect repositories. From any location in the world, users can work on the same model concurrently.

Key highlights of the Sparx Enterprise Architect integration with Jama

  • Teams may connect Jama Connect with their ALM, PLM, development, and QA tools using Sparx Enterprise Architect.
  • Connect with resources like QATest or Microsoft Project.
  • Requirements and test cases between Jama Connect and Sparx Enterprise architect can be seamlessly synchronized between tools.
  • Enhance collaboration, visibility, and traceability across your organization.
  • Architect teams adopting a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) methodology can preserve Live Traceability inside Jama Connect while being integrated into another best-of-breed solution.

New Enhancements in Jama Integration with Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

  • Enhanced Type and Field Mapping in System Integration.
  • Optimized loading time of System Integration Comments tab in Inspector window
  • Sync fields to newly created items.
  • Improved tooltips for the System Integration windows navigation breadcrumb control.

Quick Jama Integration through PCS in 3-simple steps

  • Open “Sparx Systems Pro Cloud Server Configuration Client”. Select the Add button in the Database Managers tab to add a database. Enable the Pro Feature for the database to enable Jama Integration under custom integration. Other third-party applications can also be integrated with the EA Cloud Model.
  • Go to the Integration tab and create a Data Providers profile. Set a unique port for SBPI.exe, which is used for Integration feature, and enable Integration Feature.
  • Select Add in Data Providers and Enter the required information.

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.

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SysML Requirements Editor in Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

  • The MDG Integration for Microsoft Office enables users to quickly import the data created in Microsoft Word & Excel documents within Sparx Enterprise Architect. 
  • Sparx EA Users can easily upgrade existing static documents into rich traceable models with the help of MDG Integration for Microsoft Office.
  • Users can automatically associate Sparx Enterprise Architect element properties and tagged values with the appropriate document sections and tables with ease. 
  • With the new version of MDG office a key feature for SysML Requirement elements is added. The “SysML Requirements on Excel” feature would be a fantastic addition for System Engineering Users.

Key features in SysML Requirement in MDG office Integration 

  • Import & Export a large amount of SysML requirements data from Excel, which avoids manual error.
  • With the latest SysML requirement editor, Users can export the mapping data (derived SysML requirements) from their EA model to Excel in a Relationship matrix style, providing a convenient analysis of how the requirements are related to each other within the EA model.
  • Users can easily push the contents of SysML Requirements from an Excel document to an EA or vice versa by selecting “SysML Requirement Manager” from the Feature menu.

SysML Requirements in Enterprise Architect

Using the “SysML Requirements on Excel” menu, users can export the data of SysML Requirement elements gathered in the EA Model as Excel documents.

Figure 1 - SysML Requirements - Export feature

Figure 1   –  SysML Requirements on Excel Feature

  • Exported SysML Requirements data/information from Sparx Enterprise Architect contains the Name with its predefined properties id & text in the Requirements sheet.
  • In the case of Requirement Matrix sheet, resembles a relationship matrix style contains Derived Requirements (mapped information of specific SysML Requirements).
Figure 2 - SysML Requirements - Exported information

Figure 2   –  SysML Requirements – Exported Information

Figure 3 - SysML Requirements - Matrix Information

Figure 3   –  SysML Requirements – Matrix Information

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.

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Importing Tagged value from Sparx EA into Prolaborate

In Sparx Enterprise Architect, the tagged values are exported and they are imported into Prolaborate as custom properties. In Prolaborate V4.2, we can import the tagged values xml file which is exported from Sparx EA. Custom colours can be applied for the Enumeration Tagged value.

  • Export the Tagged value from Sparx EA
    • Once the tagged values are created, select “Configure > Transfer > Export Reference Data…” in Ribbon.
    • In the “Export Reference Data” window, Check the UML Types a Tagged Value Types and click Export button.
  • Import the Tagged value in Prolaborate
    • Under Menu, select the “Modelling Languages”.
    • In the Modelling Languages window, Select the “Custom Properties” (Top Right Corner).
    • Select the “Import Custom Property” option in the Custom Properties window and choose the exported EA tagged value XML file.
  • Add the Custom Property to corresponding UML Type element or Technology Type element.
    • Go to Modelling Languages and select the corresponding technology, For example ArchiMate 3.1 and select Default Profile.
    • Select the corresponding Stereotype Name to which the tagged values needs to be updated from the profile list.
    • Next, Add the New Group to the Form Designer (by clicking the ‘+’ icon), then drag and drop the tagged value from the Custom Properties.
    • Next, click save and go to the home page, To check for the default colour that is applied for the tagged value, select the appropriate stereotype (to which the tagged values is assigned) in the Prolaborate Project Browser.

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.

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Inspector Window in Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

  • The ability to examine the specifics of a single element, whether it is stored in the current model or in an external data source, is made possible by the Inspector window. 
  • In most cases, the window has a “Details” tab that lists all the features and traits that apply to the element type. 
  • Even if they don’t have any items, the categories of features and attributes are listed. 
  • The Inspector window has got a new update on the latest release of EA 16. Let’s understand this new feature.

What’s new in Sparx Enterprise Architect 16?

  • The Inspector window’s “Status” tab now gives a brief summary of the status and priority of each element of the “Requirement” type in a diagram. 
  • With the aid of this triage tool, you can clearly see what can wait/ what can take a backseat while concentrating on what is most crucial right now.

Key Features

  • Display a list of all diagram elements.
  • Pay attention to each element’s Status, and Priority settings.
  • Concentrate on the most critical challenges.
  • To drive modeling and design, add Priority, and Status types to the model.

Note: The Priority tab is available for Requirement, Feature, Change, Issue

A section in the “Status” tab of a diagram contains the information of artifacts. They are as follows:

  • Element name
  • Status icon
  • Priority icon

Status Types

 A workflow step or a significant turning point in project management procedures like business analysis or product development can be determined by an element’s status. One can choose from the below mentioned stages that are available in the drop down list.

  • Approved
  • Implemented
  • Mandatory
  • Proposed  and
  • Validated.

Note: Any of these parameters can be supplemented or altered with your own unique values. Additionally, you can specify the types of elements that can display the type of each status associated with color band.

Customize element properties using the General Types window

When you add or modify an element’s properties, you can specify the type or status of the property by choosing from a drop-down list that initially includes values provided by the system. Any of these system settings can be supplemented or altered with your own unique values. Properties like Status, Constraint, Constraint Status, Difficulty, Priority, Test Status, requirement, Scenario and Maintenance Status can also be customized.

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.

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Code Analyzer in Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

  • The Code Analyzer is a must-have tool when working with source code. It runs extremely complex queries on source code repositories at incredible speeds, when used locally or on a Sparx Intel cloud service.
  • The Code analyzer uses a high-level query language developed by Sparx systems. It also has a large vocabulary that allows code metrics to be queried quicker than traditional methods.
  • It is highly effective for large-scale code bases. This is because it allows the user to rigorously check any minor changes using a distinct cross-reference analysis of the code to verify that all effects are clearly visible.

Code Miner Framework

  • In Sparx Enterprise Architect 16, users can compile their code base into a Code Miner repository. Code Miner system provides instant and comprehensive access to existing source code information.
  • It enables complete access to all features of the original source code in a machine-readable manner. This is done by parsing all source code and storing the resulting “Abstract Syntax Tree” in a read-optimized database.
  • The main purpose of the Code miner is to give quick and effective access to data concealed within the source code.
  • The interfaces have been designed to be as simple as possible while ensuring optimal performance.
  • As a result, the system can assess the program’s structure, calculate metrics, track relationships, and even refactor the code.

What’s New in Sparx Enterprise Architect 16?

Sparx Intel Service

  • The Sparx Intel service program enables development projects and customers to learn more about the code bases and software frameworks they’re working with.
  • Multiple Enterprise Architect customers can use the service to access and (raise a query for the same data) query the same data from a variety of software domains and frameworks.
  • Clients of Enterprise Architect can use the service to have access to Intelli-sense in code editing and smart search results in search tools.
  • The Sparx Intel service is a division of Sparx Satellite Services. The service can be installed on a local network or in the cloud, plus it runs on Microsoft Windows.
  • The Sparx Intel Satellite service can be executed as a standalone process or as a Windows service.

Config File Format

DirectiveDescription
NameWhen a service is named on the command line, the service with the matching name attribute will commence.
StatusThe service will be starting only when status = ON
LazyloadWhen lazyload is ‘true’, any Code Miner database will delay loaded until an Intel request is made to the service.
LoglevelDefines the level of information logged, as a combination of keywords { information, warning, error} separated by a ‘|’.  For example:
     loglevel= Information|warning|error
LogoutputSpecifies the full pathname of the log file to write to. For example:
     logoutput=c:\logfiles\intel-service-project1.log
DatabaseSpecifies the full path name of the Code Miner database to be loaded. For example:
     database=c:\intel–service\project1.cdb
Multiple ‘database’ directives are allowed, each specifying a different database.
AllowIdentifies the IP address that is permitted to connect to the service on the Port. For example:
     allow=localhost
     allow=127.0.0.1
     allow=172.160.*  (wildcards are allowed when the ‘network’
                                  the directive has a value of ‘network’ or ‘public’,
                                  but not ‘local’)
NetworkAllows service connections to be restricted.
local – the service can’t be heard on any connection other than localhost
network – when used with the wildcard ‘allow’ directives, it allows clients on an allowed IP address wild card to connect
pubic – allows any connection
ShowWhen ‘true’, the Console window for the service will be shown; the default is ‘false’.
PortThe Port on which the service will be heard.

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.

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ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT 16.0 – A Quick Glance

Enterprise Architect Version 16  has undergone significant changes, plenty of enhancements, and an array of new features is made available to the users which will fulfill their expectations.

Here’s a gist of the new features that will entice users to upgrade their Enterprise Architect to the newest edition.

New and expanded collaborative tools

Enterprise Architect now includes a new set of Collaboration tools to provide a rich, collaborative team-based modeling approach. 

  • Chat with team members in real time. 
  • Keep a diary based personal model to record thoughts, ideas, and experiences.
  • Model based Mail allows communication with other modelers and groups.
  • Element Journal keeps track of ad hoc thoughts and ideas on a daily basis.
  • Create topics for formal element Discussions and respond to them.
  • The Enhanced Review Systems, provide, collect, and manage formal feedback.

Collaborate tools have been restructured into the following new windows

  • ‘Chat & Mail’: Chat, Mail, Diary, Recent.
  • ‘Discuss & Review’: Journal, Discuss, Review.
  • ‘Discuss & Review History’: Journals, Discussions, Reviews.

Journals, Reviews, and Discussions for effective team collaboration

Simplified model reviews, reduces project timeline in half. Hardcoded review indicators for determining the status types of review artifacts. The improved user interface allows users to join an active review and leave a review on closing the model. Filter the reviews based on the status of the discussion, approval status, priority, and most recent replies.

Construct History window

New Construct History window allows the user to keep track of the work in real time. Maintain an up-to-date picture of resource/task allocation, current testing, and current maintenance concerns. Whether the user is tracking software development, model design, deployment, project management, or any other situation, the Construct History keeps the user up to date on daily progress and development. A crucial management perspective for validating and guiding models and initiatives as they develop.

Enhanced Auditing

Enterprise Architect 16 has a faster auditing feature that ensures model quality is maintained swiftly, as well as agile change management. Model administrators and managers will have a better understanding of the changes. Track down changes and simply study and search for important model changes over time. Find out who made a change to an element, keep track of changes over time, and keep up with changes made by an offshore team.

Prime control over user permissions

Sparx Enterprise Architect 16 enhances the model governance by making it much more secure to safeguard your model/project. From Release 16.0 onwards, in the Corporate, Unified, and Ultimate Editions, if security is enabled, access restrictions can be applied to specific users and groups, to prevent certain actions. Prevents data loss in the model/project at the user level on top of the model security authorization and also prevents the unwanted destruction of model data. Aimed at preventing the inadvertent deletion of model content.

Auto-Refresh Diagrams

In real time, the new Auto-Refresh diagram feature makes the standard Enterprise Architect diagram as a shared whiteboard, allowing users to collaborate and co-author diagrams. Set a time period for Auto-Refresh on the diagram and allow the team to keep track of changes as they occur. By combining Chat, Discussions, and/or Review, users can create their own real-time, distributed, and dynamic modeling environment.

Auto-Reload changed Diagrams

New Auto Reload functionality in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect ensures the diagram you’re 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. Enables quick communication with coworkers and ensures that the graphical reports provided by EA are up to date.

Grid Style – Make a spreadsheet out of your diagram

Enterprise Architect has always allowed modelers to customize the appearance and position of elements in diagrams, and the New Grid Style Diagram option allows you to manage and organize diagrams by sorting diagram elements into cells within a grid. Users can create a spreadsheet, a dashboard, or even a home page for a model with a new Grid Style Diagram. The grid capability works together with the new scripting API to make it easier to dynamically change the look of diagram parts when the diagram is loaded.

Scriptlets – A Step Beyond Static View

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16 now includes a New Scriptlet element that provides a dynamic view of the diagram. Scriptlet is a JavaScript-based powerhouse that allows users to access the underlying diagram and element API for customizing element appearance, text, tagged values, and other properties. Scriptlets are executed automatically when the diagram containing them is reloaded or they can be executed manually on demand.

Each Scriptlet has access to three global objects in addition to the standard automation environment. They are:

  • theDiagram – an automation Diagram interface to the diagram on which the Scriptlet resides
  • theElement – an automation Element interface to the Scriptlet artifact itself
  • theInstance – an automation DiagramObject interface to the Scriptlet artifact itself

New features in Custom Documentation

One of the major changes in version 15 has been improved to provide an even more compelling solution for creating highly customizable reports. Some of the major improvements include in version 16:

  • Ability to choose and use a template when creating a new document.
  • More information on how to set up the sections
  • Improved content list, which now includes the element and template for each dynamic part.
  • During document generation, a progress indicator will bring better feedback.
  • Warnings are now displayed when data is lost when updating a dynamic part.
  • Diagram toolbox can now be used to create custom document elements.
  • Numerous improvements and usability improvements have been made.
  • Expansive and easily accessible tips to assist.

External Data tab in Inspector window

PCS-based integrations with other systems like Jira give a multi-faceted view of the modeler’s data. A genuinely global perspective is supported by building model elements based on constructions and entities stored in other systems.

The Inspector window’s “External Data” tab has been improved to allow users to go even further into the information saved outside and connected to the model’s “proxy” element. It’s a useful and necessary tool for integrating the model with external systems. It now adds the ability to view comments from external data entities in Enterprise Architect’s Notes window.

 

Enhanced Technologies

Customizable Quick Access Toolbar

Add favorite and often used Ribbon commands (including menu buttons) to the new Quick Access Toolbar. Instant access to everything the user needs for the job. Full Screen and WorkSpace layout buttons are present by default.

  • Build up own set of handy tools.
  • Choose “Add to Quick Access Toolbar” from the context menu when the user right-click on a Ribbon item.
  • Easy to use and effective

64-Bit Application Support

Enterprise Architect has been significantly redesigned into a brand new 64-bit version as well as a legacy 32-bit version. The new 64-bit version has several speed enhancements to deal with significantly bigger data sets, reports, files, and repositories. A clear, quick, and scalable system capable of handling the most difficult and complicated jobs.

With the future increasingly concentrating on 64-bit platforms, Enterprise Architect is poised to face the challenge and produce amazing outcomes in record speed.

  • Increase memory capacity.
  • In comparison to 32 bit processing, 64 bit processing is more efficient.
  • Larger report creation jobs can be supported.
  • Larger XMI import/export operations are supported.
  • Larger diagrams can now be exported and saved.
  • Larger Simulations can be built and run.
  • Large Code Miner databases can be built and searched.
  • Benefit from the functionality and features of the 64-bit operating system.

New standard file based repositories

Enterprise Architect 16 includes new file-based standard repositories.

  • QEA files – Fundamental personal file-based version.
  • QEAX files – Shared files with tiny workgroups are supported.

The new QEA/QEAX “mini-repository” is based on the tried-and-true, secure, and open source SQLite database. These serverless repositories are compatible with Enterprise Architect 16 32 and 64 bit editions. QEA/QEAX files are the most basic and straightforward starting point for your personal/workgroup modeling design journey. With support for basic replication and simple shared model access, a QEA mini-repository will be the preferred starting place for many modelers.

Simplified way of connecting New and existing DBMS

In addition to the previous connection methods that required additional ODBC or OLEDB drivers to be loaded, Enterprise Architect 16 adds a “native” connection mechanism to both 32 and 64 bit versions. The native connection approach makes it easier to connect to current and new database repositories without having to install drivers for each DBMS or establish DSNs. EA connects to the database once the user enters all of the database’s details on the Native Connection window.

Code Engineering

When the ‘Search Intelli-sense’ context menu option is selected in an Enterprise Architect code editor, Enterprise Architect no longer displays a submenu with all the mysql queries named in the Sparx query library, but instead acts on the search term using the query selected in the ‘Intel’ tab of the ‘Find In Files’ control. New C++17 language features are supported, as well as round-tripping the context specifier on a variable or function.

 

  • Create a Code Miner repository from a code base.
  • Use one of the language grammars provided.
  • To find and analyze the code, use the MySQL query language.
  • Even with enormous code bases, results are returned in milliseconds.
  • Connect to EA’s code editors to give on-the-fly assistance. 
  • Make a code base available as a service, either locally or remotely.
  • Updates that are quick and have a low impact only contribute fresh modifications and additions to the compilation
  • To parse any structured data and to create own grammar.

Expanded JavaScript Library

The new default scripting language for Enterprise Architect 16 has been changed to Javascript.  The current VBScript and JScript libraries have been moved to JavaScript as part of this upgrade. The new examples and libraries make it easy to get started with scripting. JavaScript is the best (and sometimes only) solution for model-based add-ins, scriptlets, generic script code, simulation element behavior, and other similar applications. JavaScript is the greatest choice for developing dynamic model-based code to fine-tune and bring the model to life. It is one of the world’s most popular coding languages. The new routines and examples library is an excellent place to start.

Gantt Chart view in Resource Allocation window

The revised Resource Allocation docked window now works as a Gantt Chart, giving users a better visual experience while assigning and managing jobs in the model.

  • Get a clear picture of what’s going on with any element.
  • Drag and drop to quickly change the start and end dates.
  • It’s simple to add and change tasks.
  • On work items, the user can zoom in and out.
  • For rapid visual reference, percent completion is placed on tasks.

Native XEA file exchange format

A new quick and convenient alternative to XMI and XML formats for big package data sharing. Using the XEA format speeds up model archiving as well as the export and import of Enterprise Architect repositories.

New UI theme – Dark Sapphire

Introducing “Dark Sapphire,” a new dark aesthetic style meant to reduce visual contrast and give a more comfortable reading experience. The new theme may be applied to all Enterprise Architect panels and visual controls.

Choose the Dark Sapphire option as the Theme in the Visual Style settings for any of the following:

  • Microsoft® Office 2016,
  • Microsoft® Office 2019, 
  • Microsoft® Visual Studio 2013 or
  • Microsoft® Visual Studio 2019

New Model Patterns for Systems Engineers

With the addition of new model patterns, you can jumpstart your Systems Design. Enterprise Architect 16’s library of reusable patterns and content that fosters efficiency and productivity continues to grow. In System Design, you have quick and easy access to popular modeling situations.

  • AUTOSAR
  • SysML patterns
  • Modelica case studies
  • DMN patterns
  • Scriptlets
  • SysPhS library
  • Octave Solver

Introducing NIEM 5

A model-based approach to the development of standardized NIEM schemas that can be used and reused will be employed to achieve trustworthy information exchange. Begin by importing the most recent NIEM 5.0 reference model from the Model wizard. The beginning model patterns and the reference model make core and domain-specific terminology readily available, assisting in the development of common vocabularies and guaranteeing efficient information sharing between businesses.

Status tab in Inspector window

Examine and analyze the status and priority of all items in a diagram quickly. A useful triage tool for determining what is urgent and what can wait.

  • Display a list of all diagram elements.
  • Pay attention to each element’s Status and Priority settings.
  • Concentrate on the most critical challenges.
  • To drive modeling and design, add Priority and Status types to the model.

Note: The property Priority is available for Requirement, Feature, Change, Issue.

Configuring AutoName using stereotype

Auto-naming has been enhanced to target specific element types as well as stereotypes. For example, Users may now specify Auto-Naming for standard Requirements independently from SysML Requirements by choosing both the stereotype and the type.

  • Improved control over the automatic naming of new components
  • Distinguish between elements based on both element type and stereotype.
  • Similar kinds from various profiles are auto-named in their own distinctive way.

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.

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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).

Ultimate Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

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

Ultimate Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

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

Ultimate Sparx Enterprise Architect 16

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.

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Scriptlets in Enterprise Architect 16 – A Step Beyond Static View

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16 now includes a New Scriptlet element that provides a dynamic view of your diagram. Scriptlet is a JavaScript-based powerhouse that allows you to access the underlying diagram and element API for customizing element appearance, text, tagged values, and other properties. Scriptlets are executed automatically when the diagram containing them is reloaded or they can be executed manually on demand.

Each Scriptlet has access to three global objects in addition to the standard automation environment. They are:

  • theDiagram – an automation Diagram interface to the diagram on which the Scriptlet resides
  • theElement – an automation Element interface to the Scriptlet artifact itself
  • theInstance – an automation DiagramObject interface to the Scriptlet artifact itself

Automation

Figure 1 Scriptlet in Toolbox

Key Points

  • Apply change to the appearance of elements, names, and tagged values.
  • Updates to dynamic properties can be automated.
  • Create your spreadsheets with the new Grid Style diagrams and Scriptlets.
  • Update the Grid style diagrams using new cell references (A:1, A:2, etc.,) API.
  • Dynamically colour code elements based on your rules.
  • Populate and edit a table of data.
  • Render graphics.
  • Validate model elements in a diagram.

How to use Scriptlets in EA 16?

  • Drag-drop the Scriptlet element from the toolbox.
  • Double click on the artifact to open the scripting pad.
  • Edit the script as required.
  • Reload the diagram to run the script automatically or right-click on the Scriptlet element and choose ‘Run Script’ from the context menu to run manually.
  • Multiple Scriptlet elements can be used on a single diagram and, the Z-order of the Scriptlets on the diagram determines the order in which they are executed.
  • Scriptlets are model-based and therefore the same Scriptlet element can be used on multiple diagrams.

Using Scriptlets in MDG Technologies

  • Scriptlets can be incorporated into the definition of an element stereotype, as part of a Profile in an MDG Technology.
  • Scriptlets can therefore be used to make on-the-fly changes to an element’s properties and presentation.
  • To add a Scriptlet to an element stereotype, create an attribute named ‘_scriptlet’ within the element used to define the stereotype, and enter the script code into the ‘Initial Value’ field of that attribute’s properties.

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.  

 

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Grid Style Diagram in Enterprise Architect 16

  • Enterprise Architect has always allowed modelers to customize the appearance and position of elements in diagrams, and the New Grid Style Diagram option allows you to manage and organize diagrams by sorting diagram elements into cells within a grid.
  • Build a Spreadsheet, Dashboard, and even a home page for your model with the Grid Style diagram.
  • In Enterprise Architect 16, the Grid functionality integrates with a New Scripting API to reference elements by the provided grid position.

Key Points:

  • Holds element in each grid cell
  • Configurable in rows, columns, and cell size
  • Manages medium to a large set of information
  • Row and Column headers refer to the grid position
  • Element position can be referred by grid position
  • Automatically updates and process elements in the grid using Scriptlet.

How to enable Grid Style in Enterprise Architect 16?

In the Diagram Properties tab, select the ‘Enable’ option for Grid Style from the drop-down list under the section ‘Appearance’.

Figure 1 Enable Grid Style

This action turns on the ‘grid-style’ setting and opens the ‘Grid- Style Properties’ dialog, where you can specify settings such as the number of columns and the height and width of cells.

Figure 2 Grid- Style Properties dialog

Figure 3 Grid Style Diagram

Once the Grid-Style is enabled for a diagram, the option ‘Grid’ appears in the context menu which offers a number of commands specific to it. They are:

  • Show Grid Lines
  • Show Grid Headers
  • Edit Grid
  • Compact Grid

Grid style Contect menu in EA 16

Figure 4 Grid Style – Context Menu

Altering the Grid Cells Using Scriptlets

Scriptlet Artifacts can be used to run JavaScript code to access elements in a grid-style diagram and set the appearance of those elements like to set the font and background color, or to alter the text that is displayed.

Each Scriptlet has access to three global objects in addition to the standard automation environment. They are:

  • theDiagram – an automation Diagram interface to the diagram on which the Scriptlet resides
  • theElement – an automation Element interface to the Scriptlet artifact itself
  • theInstance – an automation DiagramObject interface to the Scriptlet artifact itself

Further Information

Please Contact us or write an email to info@sparxsystems.in to talk to our EA Expert to understand more about new interesting capabilities in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect 16.

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