Using the Profile Helpers

MDG Technologies and Profiles are developed using diagrams and elements within Enterprise Architect.  These diagrams and elements use specific attributes and properties which determine the content and behavior of the resulting MDG Technology. Profile Helpers assist in creating new MDG Technologies, and the following Profile types:

Stereotype Profiles
Toolbox Profiles and
Diagram Profiles
 

The Profile Helpers consist of two components:

MDG Technology Builder templates in the Model Wizard dialog which provide a starting point for creating a new MDG Technology
Profile Helper items in the Profile Toolbox which provide dialogs that simplify the creation of Stereotype, Toolbox and Diagram Profiles
 

Access     Right-click on a Project Browser Package node | Add a Model using Wizard   (Ctrl+Shift+M)

Create a new MDG Technology

Step

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1

In the Model Wizard dialog, select MDG Technology Builder from the Technology list and tick the Basic Template checkbox in the Name list.

Click the OK button. A prompt displays for the Technology name.

 

Model Wizard

2

Enter a name for your new MDG Technology, and click on the OK button.

This will create a basic template of Packages and example elements, which can be used as a starting point for creating an MDG Technology. The template includes three Packages, each having the same name as the technology but a different stereotype corresponding to the type of Profile they define:

<<profile>>  - Package for defining a Profile containing the Stereotypes users will apply to elements
<<diagram profile>>  - Package for a Profile describing the diagram types users will create
<<toolbox profile>>  - Package for a Profile describing the elements to show in a toolbox
 

 

3

Within each Package, open the diagram and, referring to the sample elements provided, add additional items to the Profile.

The Profile Toolbox contains a page of Profile Helper icons that, when dragged onto the diagram, help you create and populate the elements of the various Profiles.

Create Stereotype Profiles using Profile Helpers

Create Diagram Profiles using the Profile Helpers

Create Toolbox Profiles using the Profile Helpers

 

4

Save each of these Profiles to disk.

 

Export a Profile

5

Incorporate the saved Profiles into an MDG Technology.

Create MDG Technology File

 

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