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Operating System Specific Requirements


Please read the information provided in this topic.


Creation of a Package Build Script and configuration of the Debug command in that script.

Supported Platforms

Enterprise Architect supports debugging on these platforms:


  • Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and later, including .Net 4
  • Language support: C, C#, C++, J#, Visual Basic


Debugging under Windows Vista (x64) - If you encounter problems debugging with Enterprise Architect on a 64-bit platform, you should build a Win32 platform configuration in Visual Studio; that is, do not specify ANY-CPU, specify WIN32.


  • Java 2 Platform Standard edition (J2SE) version 5.0
  • J2EE JDK 1.4 and above
  • Requires previous installation of the Java Runtime Environment and Java Development Kit from Sun Microsystems.

Debugging is implemented through the Java Virtual Machine Tools Interface (JVMTI), which is part of the Java Platform Debugger Architecture (JPDA). The JPDA is included in the J2SE SDK 1.3 and later.

Windows for Native Applications

Enterprise Architect supports debugging native code (C, C++ and Visual Basic) compiled with the Microsoft compiler where an associated PDB file is available. Select Microsoft Native from the list of debugging platforms in your package script.

You can import native code into your model, and record the execution history for any Classes and methods. You can also generate Sequence diagrams from the resulting execution path.


Enterprise Architect currently does not support remote debugging.