Enterprise Architect Newsletter: November 2006

In News This Month

Enterprise Architect 6.5 - now at build 800

Build 800 offers many improvements and refinements over the initial 6.5 release and is required for using the new Eclipse Integration and updated VS.Net 2005 Integration products.

Version 6.5 has proven an immediate success with Enterprise Architect users world wide. These latest refinements build on that success and have helped Enterprise Architect pass the 100,000 sold licenses mark.

Latest changes are here: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea/history.html

Download for registered users: http://www.sparxsystems.com/registered/reg_ea_down.html

The FREE Trial: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/ea_downloads.html


MDG Eclipse Integration – now available

Integrate Enterprise Architect and UML 2.1 into your Eclipse development IDE now.

MDG Integration for Eclipse provides developers with access to analysis and design blueprints within the Eclipse IDE, and helps keep architects, analysts and developers all on the same page. A simple and intuitive interface ensures a minimal learning curve for developers and experienced modelers alike.

MDG Integration for Eclipse is available for purchase here: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg/int/eclipse/purchase.html

A FREE 30 day trial is at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg/int/eclipse/index.html


MDG Integration for Visual Studio 2005 – updated to v 2.1

Version 2.1 extends Team Foundation Server support and provides new code synchronization options.

The Integration for Visual Studio 2005 now supports linking UML elements to Team Explorer work items. Updates in 2.1 also allow for the automatic synchronization of Enterprise Architect models with code and the ability to generate HTML reports directly within the IDE.

MDG Integration for Visual Studio 2005 v2.1 can be purchased from http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg/int/vs/purchase.html

A FREE trial and more information is here: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg/int/vs/purchase.html


SysML Technology officially released

MDG for SysML is a powerful, low-cost modeling solution for Systems Engineering.

MDG Technology for SysML together with Enterprise Architect 6.5 provides a powerful and integrated SysML modeling environment for:

  • Specifying system requirements with powerful requirements modeling support
  • Designing deeply-nested structures of systems and sub-systems using blocks and block diagrams
  • Analyzing system-to-system behavior using Interaction Diagrams, Activity Diagrams and Statecharts
  • Defining system dynamics and enforce correctness with parametric and constraint blocks.

MDG Technology for SysML is available for purchase at: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg/tech/sysml/purchase.html

A FREE 30 day trial is here: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg/tech/sysml/index.html


MDG Link for DOORS released

MDG Link for DOORS provides a lightweight bridge between Enterprise Architect and Telelogic's requirements management tool. This tight coupling enables users to import and synchronize DOORS modules with Enterprise Architect projects. If you are using DOORS for your requirements management, it is now possible to provide full traceability from requirements to all your project artifacts stored in Enterprise Architect.

For more information go to: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg_doors.html

To purchase MDG Link for DOORS go to: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg_doors_purchase.html

MDG Visio Importer for Enterprise Architect - Free Add-In Released

Make the most of your legacy Visio diagrams and models!

MDG Link for Visio lets you import existing Visio diagrams and UML models into Enterprise Architect. This is a FREE add-in for Enterprise Architect.

More information and your FREE download here: http://sparxsystems.com/resources/mdg_tech/

MDG Technology for BPMN v1.3 - Free Add-In Updated

Get the latest update of the popular Business Process Modeling profile.

The BPMN Link for Enterprise Architect allows for a full-featured implementation of the BPMN, and enables business processes to be expressed in standard graphical notation.

More information and a FREE download here: http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/mdg_bpmn.html

Reseller, Consulting and Training Offerings

Tassc:Estimator now on special offer to EA customers - receive 10% discount
Do you produce software project estimates and development plans?
Import scope (use cases, classes etc) from EA straight into Tassc:Estimator.
Instantly Tassc:Estimator predicts your project resources, cost and duration!

Visit http://www.sparxsystems.com/products/3rdparty.html for more details…


Sparx Systems Central Europe: SSCE will be an exhibitor at OOP 2007: Software meets business. The exhibition of OOP takes place from 23-25th January in Munich, Germany.

Sparx Systems Central Europe has supported, in cooperation with Sonovista and Telekom Austria, a TV project from children-to-children having cancer and living in St. Anna Kinderspital, go to www.stanna.at for more information.

If you had no time to join Microsoft TechEd in Barcelona, Sparx Systems Central Europe has provided the topics of the presentation for you on their homepage http://www.sparxsystems.at/download.asp?id=108


Catch: Wellington, New Zealand EA Training scheduled for 11th & 12th December.
Business and IT consulting company, Catch will be running a 2 day Enterprise Architect for Business Analysts training course.

If this course does not meet your needs, Catch is happy to discuss the creation of customized courses tailored to suit you and your company's requirements.

To find out more please contact Catch at: info@catch.net.nz or visit