Extensions - MDG Technologies

Enterprise Architect is the core for a range of Model Driven Generation (MDG) extensions to its modeling capabilities, using more specialized, niche frameworks and profiles.

Extension Facilities


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A number of technologies are already integrated with the Enterprise Architect installer, including:

  • ArchiMate
  • BPEL
  • BPMN
  • Data Flow Diagrams
  • Eriksson-Penker Extensions
  • Mind Mapping
  • SoaML
  • SOMF 2.1
  • Strategic Modeling
  • Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
  • MDG Link For Eclipse
  • MDG Link For Visual Studio.NET

ArchiMate Systems Modeling Language (SysML) SoaML BPMN Eriksson-Penker Extensions Mind Mapping SOMF 2.1 Data Flow Diagrams BPEL ICONIX Strategic Modeling

Enterprise Architect provides support for:

  • Downloading MDG Technologies from external system files or websites, or
  • Creating your own easily with the Enterprise Architect MDG Technology Wizard

Access Remote MDG Technologies MDG Technology SDK

Sparx Systems also market a number of MDG products:

MDG Technology For:

  • Zachman Framework
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM)
  • Data Distribution Service (DDS)
  • Python (Enterprise Architect versions 4.5 to 5.0; integrated in later versions) (* free product! *)
  • CORBA (* free product! *)
  • Java Beans (* free product! *)
  • Testing (* free product! *)

MDG Integration For:

  • Eclipse 3.3
  • Visual Studio 2005, 2008 & 2012

MDG Link For

  • Microsoft Visio (* free product! *)
  • Telelogic DOORS

Over time, this list is being extended to include further products.

TOGAF UPDM The Zachman Framework

Sparx Systems provide different editions of Enterprise Architect tailored for systems engineering and business engineering, or both together.

These editions incorporate several of the above MDG Technologies and other Add-Ins.

Enterprise Architect Editions

Product Information:

For the latest list of available Add-Ins and an introduction to each product, including details of pricing, purchasing and download options, see the Sparx Systems website.

When you purchase one of the Add-Ins, you receive one or more license keys and instructions on obtaining, installing and registering the product.

The information page for most products provides a link to download the product User Guide in .pdf format.

The product User Guide can also be displayed online within the product itself; to access this online help in Enterprise Architect, select the 'Extensions | <productname> | Help' menu option.

Products Page on the Sparx Systems website

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