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Grid Style Diagrams

From EA-16 on you can build a Spreadsheet, a Dashboard, even a Home Page for your model with the new Grid Style diagram.

Posted in Diagrams, Tips & Tricks


From EA-16, the new scriptlet element can be used to add dynamic aspects to diagrams.

Posted in Automation, User Interface, Diagrams, Tips & Tricks

New Model Patterns for Systems Engineering

The library of reusable patterns has been expanded in the EA-16 to increase efficiency and productivity in systems engineering.

Posted in Diagrams, Features

Problems with standard-compliant connectors?

You want to model a standard-compliant relationship between two elements, but the Enterprise Architect refuses to do so with an error message?

Posted in Diagrams, Configuration, Tips & Tricks

Diagram Selection - No or Too Few Diagram Types

Sometimes it happens that in the dialog for creating diagram (Add Diagram…, New Child Diagram|…) or changing the type of diagram (Change Type…) the list of diagram types listed under [Type] (eg

Posted in User Interface, Diagrams, Enterprise Architect, Configuration, Modeling ArchiMate®, Modelling BPMN, Modeling SysML, Modeling TOGAF, Modeling UML, Tips & Tricks

Show Element Notes in Diagrams

The article is aimed at beginners and shows how element notes can be displayed.

Show notes for all items in the chart

(all EA versions)

Open the properties of the diagram (for example, with the diagram…

Posted in User Interface, Diagrams, Enterprise Architect, Modeling SysML, Modeling UML, Tips & Tricks

Set Association Properties

Posted in Diagrams, Enterprise Architect, Modeling UML


Inserts Diagrams into Diagrams

Basically, when working with the Enterprise Architect, diagram objects are never dragged from the Project Browser to an open diagram – with two exceptions:

  • a navigation should be created: pa…
Posted in Diagrams, Enterprise Architect, Tips & Tricks

Basics: Configuration Preferences (EA-13)

The article is intended at beginners and advanced users alike and shows the basic configuration of preferences recommended for Enterprise Architect.

Configuration Dialog for Preferences

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Posted in Diagrams, Enterprise Architect, Security