Behavioral Models

Enterprise Architect’s powerful system engineering capability can be used to generate code for software, system and hardware description languages directly from behavioral models, such as State Machine, Sequence and Activity diagrams. The supported languages include C(OO), C++, C#, Java, VB.Net, VHDL, Verilog and SystemC.

Software code can be generated from State Machine, Sequence and Activity diagrams, and hardware description languages from State Machine diagrams.

Generate code from behavioral diagrams using the EAExample project

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1

Open the EAExample.eap file by selecting the 'Help | Open Example Model' menu option.

2

From the Project Browser, select any of these Packages:

Software Language Examples:

  • Project Models > System Model > Implementation Model (PSM) > Java Model With Behaviors    Generate the Account and Order classes
  • Project Models > Systems Engineering Model > Implementation Model > Software > C#    Generate the DataProcessor Class
  • Project Models > Systems Engineering Model > Implementation Model > Software > C++    Generate the IO Class
  • Project Models > Systems Engineering Model > Implementation Model > Software > Java    Generate the IO Class
  • Project Models > Systems Engineering Model > Implementation Model > Software > VBNet  Generate the IO Class

Hardware Language Examples:

  • Project Models > Systems Engineering Model > Implementation Model > Hardware > SystemC     Generate the PlayBack Class
  • Project Models > Systems Engineering Model > Implementation Model > Hardware > VHDL     Generate the PlayBack Class
  • Project Models > Systems Engineering Model > Implementation Model > Hardware > Verilog     Generate the PlayBack Class

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When completed, press Ctrl+E to open the generated source code.

You should see methods generated in the code.

Notes

  • Software code generation from behavioral models is available in the Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
  • Hardware code generation from State Machine models is available in the Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
  • For C(OO), on the 'C Specifications' page of the 'Options' dialog set the 'Object Oriented Support' option to True
  • To be able to generate code from behavioral models, all behavioral constructs should be contained within a Class
  • Code synchronization is not supported for behavioral code

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