Sparx Systems Newsletter - March 2012

Sparx Systems releases Enterprise Architect 9.3

Enterprise Architect 9.3 - It's all about Freedom, Focus and Control

Version 9.3 is a major release that significantly enhances the familiar Enterprise Architect workspace. Experience new freedom to work with multiple diagrams, tools and views simultaneously. Take control and focus your workspace, technologies and menus to your chosen domain specific viewpoint.

Other updates include enhanced model driven testing with codeless xUnit style Testpoints; ability to run simulations based on State tables; major updates to the ArcGIS geospatial profile; ArchiMate ® 2.0 support and other technology enhancements.

Enterprise Architect 9.3 gives you the freedom to work faster and smarter. Stay focused and always in control. Some highlights include:

Freedom to see the Big Picture

View and work with multiple simultaneous diagrams
  • Display multiple diagrams and model views on-screen
  • Snap off diagrams and float or dock where desired
  • Work faster - drag and drop between diagrams
  • Run simulations showing all diagrams at once
  • Concurrently display diagrams, source code, reports, documents, relationship matrices, scenarios and more

Tools to Focus your Workspace

Tailor menus, layouts and technologies to your domain
  • Trim down menus to essential commands
  • Apply per-configured menu sets or create your own
  • Quickly turn technologies on and off
  • Use wizards to help you rapidly focus your workspace
  • Reduce noise. Efficiently work with your favorite tools

Code Free Model Driven Testing

Testpoints: defined in the model executed at run-time
  • Codeless xUnit testing driven from the model
  • Define one or more invariants, pre- and post- conditions and line conditions in the model
  • Testpoint constraints may be conditional on object state (evaluate constraint 'when' a condition is true)
  • Debugger applies and evaluates as code executes
  • Multiple options to Halt or Trace errors on Fail
  • Re-use Tests using Test Cuts and Test Sets

ArchiMate ® 2.0 Support

Develop open, scalable architectures
  • Support for the ArchiMate® 2.0 standard recently released by The Open Group
  • Automatically convert your existing ArchiMate models to version 2.0
  • Take advantage of these new features without losing any of your existing work

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