Enterprise Architect Newsletter: April 2006

SPARX SYSTEMS – Get the whole team involved!

Sparx Wins at JOLT Awards!
Sparx Systems has won a Jolt award at the 16th Annual Jolt awards in the “Design Tools and Modeling Software” category for Enterprise Architect 6.0. The awards, sponsored by Jolt Cola and CMP Media, are presented annually to products, books and websites that have ‘”Jolted” the industry.

Read about our win at the Jolt Productivity Awards

You can read Sparx Systems’ Jolt award winner showcase in the June edition of Dr Dobbs magazine.

New White Paper: Enterprise Architect and CMMI

US based partner, Integrate IT architects have developed a white paper illustrating how EA can be used for CMMI projects.

Read about how EA supports CMMI

Online Enterprise Architect Demonstrations Now Available
Demonstrations of Enterprise Architect are now provided by Sparx Systems to enhance your understanding of Enterprise Architect and other Sparx products.  All demonstrations are provided in both an online and executable format

Explore the EA Demonstrations today

Come see Sparx Systems at the following Trade Shows:

CeBit, Sydney – May 9th-11th
EA Summit, Florida – May 15th-17th
Tech Ed, Boston – June 11th-16th
CommunicAsia, Singapore – June 20th-23rd

See how Sparx Systems can revolutionize your development process and deliver on the promise of Model Driven Generation...

Trial Users: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea_downloads.html
Registered Users: http://www.sparxsystems.com/registered/index.html
Release Notes: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/history.html
Home Page: http://www.sparxsystems.com
Affiliated Training Partners: http://www.sparxsystems.com/partners/trainers.html
Local Consulting and Support: http://www.sparxsystems.com/partners/vars.html
Third Party Plugins: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/3rdparty.html

Sparx Systems Japan - RaQuest 2.3 released
Now there are floating licenses for Enterprise Architect and RaQuest.
Included in the release are many new enhancements and bug fixes.

For additional information:

Enterprise Architect 6.1 in Spanish
Solus SA has now released Enterprise Architect 6.1 in Spanish.
Additional add-ins are included that further improve the functionality of Enterprise Architect.

Solus SA: ea@sparxsystems.com.ar

20% Discount on EA licenses and training bundles from ICONIX
ICONIX announces a sale on purchases of EA, EA/Training Pack and EA/PowerPack bundles from www.iconixsw.com from now until the 21st of June 2006.

For more information:

Sparx Systems Software GmbH Central Europe
The European Sister Company of Sparx Systems will be present at the following fairs:

JAX, Wiesbaden Germany in the Rhein-Main-Halls - May 8th-12th
Software Engineering Today (SET) 2006, - Zürich Switzerland - May 9th-10th

For more information:

ZetaFoxeDesign – Poland
In response to our customer’s needs, ZetaFoxeDesign have developed a new Enterprise Architect, UML training and supporting consulting services, reducing your project’s total cost and increased efficiency of your development team.

For more information, please visit:

Tips & Tricks

Rapid modeling with EA's in-place editor...

You can quickly create new attributes and operations directly from a diagram!

  • Select an element in the current diagram
  • To create a new attribute, press Ctrl+Shift+F9
  • To create a new operation, press Ctrl+Shift+F10
  • Modify the name, type, scope and other details, or simply hit Ctrl+Enter to accept the current entry and add another
  • You can edit existing attributes and operations in this way, simply by selecting them and hitting F2

For more information see:

Traceability a concern? Try EA's Hierarchy View...

The Hierarchy View provides a convenient, graphical depiction of the relationships defined for a selected element.

  • Select an element in the Project View or the current diagram
  • Open the Hierarchy View from the menu : View | Other Windows Hierarchy or simply hit Ctrl+Shift+F4
  • Navigate the relationships to see which elements might be impacted by a given change
  • Try combining this with the results of a model search as a powerful impact analysis utility

For more information see:

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