Third Party Extensions for Enterprise Architect

Many of our partners have developed extension technologies for Enterprise Architect, created with Enterprise Architect's powerful customization frameworks. These Third Party Extensions provide specialist tools to the wider Enterprise Architect Community.

Model Management Description
archiSpark neat neat (neat enterprise architecture tool) allows for the modeling of enterprise architectures in data grids, while maintaining full control of the ArchiMate® 2.1 metamodel.
eaForms eaForms is a simple to use, configurable, element properties editor that can help both the new EA user get started and the EA expert become more productive.
EA Navigator EA Navigator is a free, open-source add-in that facilitates quick navigation between different elements in a model.
eaUtils eaUtils is a free utilities addin for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect modelling tool. It provides a number of features to help go further with Sparx EA.
EA SafeDelete EA SafeDelete is an extension to Enterprise Architect that can improve model governance by helping customers understand the consequence of deleting a model element.
LemonTree LemonTree is the ultimate solution for the diffing and merging of different model versions.
Model Guardian Model Guardian, the Framework & Model Management System, makes the process of framework development and model synchronization as easy as possible.
Model Expert Model Expert™ from eaDocX® is the model management extension for Enterprise Architect, giving every modeller an easy way to ensure quality and consistency in their models.
Soltegro EA Addin Soltegro EA Addin is a set of usefull tools to enrich the user experience of Enterprise Architect, consisting a Rich notes editor and a Property inspector.

archiSpark neat

archiSpark neat

ArchiSpark neat connects to Enterprise Architect, providing an easy method of managing large amounts of business data. Neat (neat enterprise architecture tool) allows for the modeling of enterprise architectures in data grids, while maintaining full control of the ArchiMate® 2.1 metamodel.

Main features of archiSpark neat add-in are:
  • Full cooperation with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
  • Full implementation of the ArchiMate®2.1 metamodel
  • Business data controlled by your metamodel
  • Business data orientation with the use of viewpoints
  • Simple way of defining your own viewpoints
  • Business data trimmed to fit your needs
  • High performance UI Controls
  • Tracing the connections of the model objects through the metamodel

For more information, please visit: http://neat.archispark.com/

eaForms

EA Navigator

eaForms" is a simple to use, configurable, element properties editor that can help both the new EA user get started and the EA expert become more productive.

By ensuring that the information in the edit form is relevant to the task and user, eaForms can reduce barriers when introducing EA and help ensure the integrity and quality of your models.

Whilst for the EA expert consolidating information onto a single form, coupled with pre-defined selection options, can greatly speed the process of creating or editing elements.

Using eaForms you can:

  • configure editor content per element type - to meet project and users' needs
  • consolidate information onto a single form - to provide greater visibility of relevant information
  • define the layout - to helps user workflow
  • limit choices to pre-defined values - to help drive consistency and speed editing
  • mandate item entries - to ensure completeness
  • provide context sensitive help - to give guidance where needed
  • manage look and feel - to give users a better visual experience

More information: Contact: eaforms@exploringea.co.uk
URL: http://eaforms.exploringea.co.uk

EA Navigator

EA Navigator

EA Navigator is a free, open-source (BSD License) add-in for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect that enhances the experience of any Enterprise Architect user.

EA Navigator facilitates quick navigation between different elements in a model, especially between those elements that are not immediately apparent using standard EA features.

Using Enterprise Architect's dockable add-in window, EA Navigator retains a history of the 50 last selected model elements, and shows the important related elements at a glance.

Use the add-in to navigate between:

  • Operations and Sequence diagrams
  • Operations and their implementation (Behavior)
  • Operations and CallOperationActions
  • Types and Parameters
  • Types and Attributes
  • And to any Fully Qualified Name (FQN) that has been copied to the clipboard.

More information: http://geertbellekens.wordpress.com/ea-navigator/
Contact: geert@bellekens.com

eaUtils

eaUtils

eaUtils is a free utilities addin for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect modelling tool. It provides a number of features to help go further with Sparx Enterprise Architect.

In its initial version 1.0, eaUtils has focused on a range of element's sorting features, updating the default sorting order from the Project Browser. eaUtils also provides a diagram breadcrumb trail generation to simplify navigation between linking diagrams. eaUtils is maintained by Guillaume FINANCE, who runs www.umlchannel.com blog, dedicated to modelling and Sparx Enterprise Architect, and member of the European EA User Groups.

Contact Details

URL: www.eautils.com
Email: guillaume@eautils.com
Twitter: @eautils

For more information please visit:
http://www.eautils.com/en/download

EA SafeDelete

easafedelete logo

When deleting items (Views, Packages, Elements or Diagrams) from a repository, Enterprise Architect warns the user that the delete action is irreversible, however, Enterprise Architect's delete functionality can pose some challenges for the unaware:

The wording of the warnings: If a user deletes an item from a diagram (Ctrl + Del), then the warning indicates that the process cannot be undone. However if does not warn that any children will also be deleted. If a user deletes an item from the Project Browser (Ctrl + Del or Right-click Delete), then the warning indicates that the process will delete all children, but does not warn that the process cannot be undone. Enterprise Architect provides no indication as to the effect that deleting an item from the repository may have on other items in the repository. For example, which diagrams refer to this item, and what relationships exist between this item and other items. As the delete process cannot be undone, mistakes cannot be rectified easily.

Functionality and Benefits

EA SafeDelete is an extension to Enterprise Architect that can improve model governance by helping customers understand the consequence of deleting a model element by:

Providing a standard warning dialog in addition to those provided by Enterprise Architect

Providing totals of:

  • The number of diagrams which refer to the element being deleted
  • The number of composite elements that link to a diagram being deleted
  • The number of Interaction Occurrences that link to the diagram being deleted
  • The number of elements related to the element being deleted
  • The number of elements where the element is being used as a classifier
  • The number of occurrences where this element is used as a type
  • The number of children (including any diagrams) that the element has
Providing the option of moving the item (and its children)to a re-cycle bin thus preserving any relationships, or deleting the item (and its children) from the model repository
  • Providing the functionality to empty the re-cycle bin (that is remove all items currently in the re-cycle bin from the model repository
  • Providing the functionality to restore an item (and its children) from the re-cycle bin
  • Providing the functionality to restore all items (and their children) from the re-cycle bin
  • Providing the option to enable / disable EA SafeDelete's functionality

When an Enterprise Architect user selects to delete a Package, Element or Diagram from the repository, EA SafeDelete "intercepts" the action, analyses the consequences of the delete and provides a Consequences Summary Screen (image attached). The user can then select to investigate further, by clicking any of the enabled Show Details buttons which will provide details of the selected consequence.

The user can then use the dialog [view] to locate any of the items in the lists, by selecting the item and then selecting Find in Project Browser. EA SafeDelete provides the Enterprise Architect user with all the consequence information so that they can make an informed decision as to whether the item should be deleted from the repository or moved to a re-cycle bin. If the user selects to move an item to the re-cycle bin, EA SafeDelete will do exactly that and the item will not be removed from the repository.

URL : http://dthomas-software.co.uk/

LemonTree

LemonTree

LemonTree is the ultimate solution for the diffing and merging of different model versions. Based on scientific work and several years of practical experience with pilot customers, LieberLieber has now officially released this fresh, new approach to solving all-too-familiar challenges associated with the parallel editing of models in teams.

Stefan Mueller, HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, Safety-Related Automation Solutions: "In general, standards such as IEC 61508 demand the application of configuration management. This applies to all artifacts, including UML models. LemonTree from LieberLieber is our key to revealing the changes that have been made to a revision."

Highlights:

  • 3-way diffing and merging of Enterprise Architect models
  • Parallel editing of models through optimistic model versioning
  • Seamless integration with Subversion, Git, PTC etc.
  • Branches of models (longer-term, parallel development of versions and variants)
  • Diagram merge and merge preview
  • Changes are visualized clearly and understandably for review

Take a free 30 day trial under : http://lemontree.lieberlieber.com.

Model Guardian

Model Guardian

Take Control of Enterprise Architect
Model Guardian, the Framework & Model Management System, makes the process of framework development and model synchronization as easy as possible.

Framework Management
Model Guardian provides a user interface that intuitively guides you through the process of framework development, including toolboxes, quicklinks and a lot more. It even manages framework versions, including automatic archival and retrieval processing.

Model Management
Models are synchronized with the latest version of the framework, keeping them from becoming obsolete. Models created without Model Guardian can be synchronized with and brought under framework management. Broad, sweeping changes to models can be made, like changing a stereotype of all elements having that stereotype.

Yours or Ours
With Model Guardian, you can build your own frameworks or start with one of ours, e.g., the (EA)? Enterprise Architecture Modeling Framework, and modify it to fit your environment.

For more information, go to: www.ModelGuardian.com.

Model Expert

modelexpert

Model Expert™ from eaDocX® is the model management extension for Enterprise Architect, giving every modeller an easy way to ensure quality and consistency in their models.

  • Everyone can model the same way. If models are consistent then they are easier to read and much more likely to be re-used
  • No more novice users. By sharing reference models, the best modelling standards can be made available to everyone. Letting every modeller be an expert modeller *
  • Define and communicate your approved company model style & standards. Only using a subset of BPMN, Archimate or UML? Or need a way to standardise how your modellers integrate Archimate elements with BPMN? No problem. Create your `model' solution and then use it to quality check everything your modellers produce.
  • Configure your own rules. Specify permitted or required data, how the results are presented, and recommended fixes. Delivering an objective measure of model quality. Define a model structure and validate work done against it. Track the number and severity of problems vs. your company/department/project standards and monitor improvements as the problems are fixed.
  • Supporting Model Governance. Model Expert allows each modeller to correct their own work before release, giving the model manager confidence that the work of different teams will be compatible.
  • Applying standards and checks at every level of the model. Check for correctness at diagram level, package level or for the whole model.

* Model Expert checks for 'mechanical' correctness only, e.g. the elements, relationships, stereotypes, sub elements, attributes and tagged values that are allowed or required. The correctness of the content will always be up to you!

Now everyone can be a Model Expert

Take a free 30 day trial at: www.eadocx.com/modelexpert

Soltegro EA Addin

Soltegro EA Addin

Overview of Plug-In
Soltegro EA Addin is a set of usefull tools to enrich the user experience of Enterprise Architect. Currently the addin consist of the Rich notes editor and a Property inspector.

Functionality and Benefits
With the Rich notes editor you can edit element notes with a rich text editor which supports syntax highlighting and text folding. The property inspector inspects all properties of the currently selected item in Enterprise Architect.

Contact Details:
Please contact us at: info@soltegro.nl
URL: https://ea-addins.soltegro.nl/

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