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EA 14.1 Build 1429 released

Sparx Systems is pleased to announce the release of Enterprise Architect 14, an important upgrade that redefines the modeling experience with many exciting new tools and features.

Enterprise Architect 14 includes many new features that mak…

Posted in Enterprise Architect, Latest Build

Set Association Properties

In a so-called 1: N – or more generally N: M – relation modeled by an association between two objects, it is sometimes necessary to specify a little more information – for example, an object instance may not take part in that rel…

Posted in Enterprise Architect, Modeling SysML, Modeling UML, 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

State Machines: Behavior in States (OnEntry/Exit/Do)

The article is intended at beginners and advanced users alike and discusses the possibilities to add behavior to states.

Context

In UML (and also SysML) an internal behavior can be defined at the states …

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

Basics: Configuration of Look & Feel (EA-14)

The article is intended at beginners and advanced users alike and shows how to influence and configure the look and feel of Enterprise Architect.

Property Dialogs (EA-13) vs Property Windows (EA-14)

For most us…

Posted in Enterprise Architect, News

Keyboard Shortcuts

The article is intended at beginners and advanced users alike and gives a small help for the shortcuts used in Enterprise Architect.

The Enterprise Architect was designed with the aim of efficient usability. So it’s not surprisi…

Posted in Enterprise Architect, Tips & Tricks

Ribbons in EA-14

For converters of older EA versions, the ribbons introduced with EA-13 (instead of the menus) represent one of the biggest challenges. One of the best sources to find out where to find what, the manufacturer in the Posted in User Interface, Enterprise Architect, 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

Basics: Configuration Document Generation (EA-13/14)

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

To set the default settings, it is sufficient to call the dialog f…

Posted in Document Generation, Enterprise Architect

Basics: Configuration Workspace (EA-14)

The basic configuration of the workspace recommended for Enterprise Architect.<...

Posted in Enterprise Architect, Configuration, Tips & Tricks