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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 StateMachine, 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 StateMachine, Sequence and Activity diagrams, and hardware description languages from StateMachine diagrams.

Generate code from behavioral diagrams using the EAExample project

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Open the EAExample.eap file by selecting the 'Start > Help > Help > Open Example Model' ribbon option.

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From the Project Browser, select any of these Packages:

Software Language Examples:

  • Example Model > Software Engineering > Java Model With Behaviors

Generate the Account and Order classes

  • Example Model > Systems Engineering > Implementation Model > Software > C#

Generate the DataProcessor Class

  • Example Model > Systems Engineering > SysML Example > Implementation Model > Software > C++

Generate the IO Class

  • Example Model > Systems Engineering > SysML Example > Implementation Model > Software > Java

Generate the IO Class

  • Example Model > Systems Engineering > SysML Example > Implementation Model > Software > VBNet

Generate the IO Class

Hardware Language Examples:

  • Example Model > Systems Engineering > SysML Example > Implementation Model > Hardware > SystemC

Generate the PlayBack Class

  • Example Model > Systems Engineering > SysML Example > Implementation Model > Hardware > VHDL

Generate the PlayBack Class

  • Example Model > Systems Engineering > SysML Example > 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 StateMachine models is available in the Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
  • For C(OO), on the 'C Specifications' page of the 'Preferences' 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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