Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect is a collaborative modeling, design and management platform based on UML and related standards. Agile, intuitive and extensible with fully integrated, powerful domain specific high-end features at a fraction of the cost of many competitors. An enterprise wide solution for visualizing, analyzing, modeling, testing and maintaining a wide range of systems, software, processes and architectures. Team based, with a proven track record and users worldwide; Enterprise Architect is the scalable, standards compliant toolset that is perfect for your next project.

Recent Features

This section lists the features of Enterprise Architect 13.5, for the following builds:

For information relating to the history of other versions, select a version below.

Changes and fixes for Build 1351

  • Formal Reviews
    • A powerful yet simple mechanism for capturing and managing Element discussions in a team based environment
    • This feature is an extension to normal Element Discussions by providing a structured process around creating, reviewing and actioning those conversations
    • Includes:
      • New 'Review' Toolbox, Element and Diagram type
      • Discussion Window renamed to 'Reviews & Discussions' with a new tab 'Reviews'. This window will be the focal point for creating, managing and reviewing Formal Reviews
      • New tab 'Reviews added to the Docked 'Discussion' for creating Formal Review topics and discussing them
      • Priority status added to Review and Normal Discussion topics
      • User Avatars can now be assigned. These are displayed in model chat, discussion and review windows
  • Navigation Cells
    • New way to navigate a model using Diagrams
    • Creates attractive hyperlinks using an image and label
    • Improves ability to navigate a model in both EA and using WebEA from a mobile or desktop device
    • Create a Navigation Cell by dragging a Diagram from the Project Browser onto a Diagram
    • Navigation Cells created will display as a simplified version in older builds.
    • Latest Example Model has been updated to use Navigation Cells.
  • Time Aware Modeling
    • Trace different versions of diagrams using the new Show Diagram Version dialog
    • Diagram Properties now provides an option to set version of newly created objects to match diagram version
    • Context menu option added to easily upgrade a linked Diagram Object to new a version of a cloned Element
    • Clone Structure as New Version clones the Package objects current state including Tagged Values, Linked Document and more
    • Clone Structure as New Version adheres to the current security permission settings
    • Clone Structure as New Version creates a Trace Connector between packages to provide version history
    • Clone Element as New Version attempts to resolve the cloned element into a matching Package structure
    • Clone Element as New Version maintains reference classifier IDs
    • Clone Element as New Version now clones full Element hierarchy
    • Trace relationships between element versions now created more consistently
    • Locking behavior improved when cloning a locked source structure
  • ArchiMate
    • ArchiMate 3.0 Model Exchange File Format import and export now available
    • Traceability window now displays customized labels for ArchiMate 3.0 relationships
      • Other MDG Technologies can use this extension by adding _MeaningForwards and _MeaningBackwards properties to the metatype for their stereotypes
  • SysML
    • Compartments display for SysML 1.4 blocks improved:
      • Composite properties now moved into the 'parts' compartment
      • Properties and will now show redefines or subsets relationships when defined
      • Properties will now show multiplicity unique, ordered, union and readOnly strings when defined
    • Now possible to set derived union property on Part/Property elements
  • Automation
    • Corrected read of addins when default value exists for HKEY_CURRENT_USER
    • Java API updated
  • Other Changes
    • MariaDB ODBC driver now supported
    • Creation of new Ports and Properties on a typed property will now create the property on the type
    • Properties dialog for Ports and Properties modified to only show the derived property on the Property page
    • Properties dialog for Ports and Properties synchronized with a port on the owners' type now displays the base properties
    • Document generation now provides new report constant: ReportFilenameShort
    • Package Browser and Gantt View context menu option added for opening the selected Package as a list or Gantt view
    • DB Explorer window now supports reload using tab context menu
    • XMI export performance improved for models with test points defined
    • Controlled Package XMI Import on a Package now preserves Discussions on Elements in its child Controlled Packages
    • XMI import now detects versions 2.4.1 and above for XMI exported by IBM Rational Software Architect
    • Saving of cached images and documents for WebEA improved
    • New project option added to set the minimum build number required to access a project
    • Linked Document Editor updated to prevent retry message when inserting an OLE object
    • Alternate Image handline on SQL Server Repositories improved, including restoring the ability to add images over a cloud connection:
      • Requires SQL Server user to have ALTER TABLE permission for the t_image table
    • Publish to Joomla! now handles MySQL servers that aren't configured for XAMPP default
    • Elements will now apply the correct default colour when 'Use Element Group Style' is disabled
    • Sequence diagram behavior where note links have been created before any messages improved
    • Adding actions to Conditional and Loop Structured Activities no longer causes database error on Cloud Service
  • Corrected since Beta 1
    • Restored drawing of child diagrams for Diagram frames with unknown subtype
    • Allow export to Open Exchange when ArchiMate 2 technology disabled