This article is a preview of Enterprise Architect 16 beta (build 1600) which is available to download with your registered account (if you own an active license) from www.sparxsystems.com.
Covered features and enhancements:
The full agenda for the next EAUG in Paris is available.
Register now from the EventBrite website (ticket: 75€).
Lean Enterprise Architecture
|10:40||Pascal Roques, Dominique Travel
MBSE avec SysML : retours du terrain
Aligning international standards TOGAF® ADM and ArchiMate® in Sparx EA:
A Case Study from the Automotive Industry
Documentation Agile avec eaDocX Collaboration
|14:45||Albert Janssens & Michel Gibelli
Mise en pratique de l'Ingénierie Dirigée par les Modèles à l’aide d'EA et des technologies MDG
Information Modelling to Canonical Messaging made easy
Nos convictions en terme d'architecture d'entreprise.
Retour d'expérience de la mise en oeuvre d'EA chez plusieurs clients (PMU, Orange)
EAUG, France (Paris), 17th September 2015
Presentation opportunities are available for you to come and share your EA user story with the rest of the EA community at the first French Enterprise Architect User Group event in Paris, France on September 17th 2015.
We are interested in just about everything you do with Enterprise Architect, from the organisation of your model to enhancements you have made using MDG or the automation API, or even just a project with which you are especially happy. That said, we are not just after the sunshine stories and would be interested in hearing about any experiences learned the hard way. Presentations of an obvious or purely commercial nature will not be accepted.
Some example topics are:
VISEO will host the first EAUG in France on Thursday, September 17th 2015. This Enterprise Architect User Group will be held in Paris at "27 quai Le Gallo - Boulogne-Billancourt" (underground and tram stations are located nearby).
This first edition will introduce talks and presentations in French on a wide array of topics including Enterprise Architecture, modelling IT and software applications, generating and validating documentation from the models, and Systems Engineering (MBSE).
Enterprise Architect add'ins will be shown in a dedicated area, where users and experts will be able to share their opinions and experiences on notations, languages, methodologies around a coffee, tea or other refreshment.
The full agenda is yet to be defined, with a priority on sharing project experiences in using Sparx Enterprise Architect. Hence this User Group is opened to any company, expert, or consultant who would like to share and talk about their experience with the Enterprise Architect user community.
VISEO operates as Sparx Systems main partner in France and has a member in the EAUG Steering Group (www.eausergroup.com).
The next EA User Group will take place in London, UK on the 19th of May at the Park Plaza County Hall Hotel. Access costs £65 and can be booked from the EA User Group web site.
The agenda for the event has been published, as copied below.
Join the EAUG for a full day of stories, advice and inspiration from across the globe.
Share experiences and learn from the Enterprise Architect experts.
Discover the latest features, including Enterprise Architect 12, and new ways of working with Enterprise Architect.
Unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year, but the other EAUG members will be there to meet you.
Sparx Systems released yesterday the first official build (1207) of Enterprise Architect 12.
New features include user interface theming, a Windows Explorer like navigator bar, a complete redesign of the property dialogs, a new range of menus to access various features via the portals window, BPMN improvements (BPMN2 export, compliancy), requirements improvements, diagram shortcuts/quick keys, a database engineering toolset, a wireframing support to work on UI designs for common devices (Apple, Android...), support for XMI merge, built-in Visual Studio (VS 2013 support) and Eclipse links, a package navigator (replacing the package browser), a schema composer to build XSD and other schemas, an XSLT debugger, an XML and XSD editing and validation, and much more...
Note: a preview of the Wireframing UI modelling is available here.
Highlights of EA12 are detailled on Sparx Systems web site: www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/12/index.html
Enterprise Architect includes the package baseline feature that lets you create snapshots / backups of your model within the project (data is stored in the project's database). Once the baseline feature is used, it can be cumbersome to find the packages that have baselines. Such information can be required e.g. to delete baselines that are no longer relevant in order to free some space, or to find the most recent backup from a model's parent package.
This article provides a user defined search, FindPackageBaselines, that lets you search through all existing baselines within the project, and display the associated package in the Project Browser.
05/2018 update: a built-in search module is available from EA 13 (common searches > find baselines).
Sparx Systems released yesterday the first release candidate (RC1) of Enterprise Architect 12.
Enterprise Architect 12 is available to download for registered users on Sparx Systems official site.
New features include improved user interface themes, a Windows Explorer like navigator bar, a complete redesign of the property dialogs, a new range of menus to access various features via the portals window, BPMN improvements, requirements improvements, diagram shortcuts/quick keys, a database builder, a wireframing support to work on UI designs for common devices (Apple, Android...), support for XMI merge, built-in Visual Studio (VS 2013 support) and Eclipse links, a package navigator (replacing the package browser), a schema composer to build XSD and other schemas, an XSLT debugger, an XML and XSD editing and validation, and much more...
For more information, please visit Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect 12 page.
Sparx Systems has announced the first beta release of Enterprise Architect 12.
Enterprise Architect 12 beta 1 is available to download for registered users via the dedicated section from Sparx Systems official site.
New features include improved UI themes, a database builder window, a datamodel pattern, wireframing support for a range of common devices and implementation scenarios using custom drawn graphics (Web, Apple, Android...), XSD schema composer, XSLT debugger, XML and XSD editing and validation, a document handler, tighter integration with Visual Studio and Eclipse,and more.
For more information, please visit Sparx Systems' Enterprise Architect 12 beta page.
During a team review of our Enterprise Architect project, we needed to find the controlled package matching an XML file located in the SVN repository (the EA project was set up on a SQL Server database, coupled with an SVN repository).
This article illustrates a user defined search created in Enterprise Architect, named FindControlledPackageFromFile, aimed at fulfilling the following needs: