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Types of Perspective

There is a wide selection of built-in Perspectives provided within Enterprise Architect, each containing a suite of Patterns. This topic is a reference, describing each Perspective Set and Perspective. You can also create your own custom Perspectives, which are included as the last item in the list of Perspective Sets.

To select and apply any of these Perspectives, see the Using Perspectives Help topic.

Perspectives

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Perspectives

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All

This category lists every Perspective Set and Perspective available.

Specialized

This category lists all Perspectives provided by imported User Technologies.

UML

The UML category provides the Perspectives for normal UML modeling, including:

  • All UML Modeling - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Structural - the modeling tools and objects for structural UML models, such as:
         -  Package diagrams
         -  Class diagrams
         -  Object diagrams
         -  Composite Structure diagrams
         -  Component diagrams
         -  Deployment diagrams
  • Behavioral - the modeling tools and objects for behavioral UML models, such as:
         -  Use Case diagrams
         -  Sequence diagrams
         -  Communication diagrams
         -  Timing diagrams
         -  Interaction Overview diagrams
         -  Activity diagrams
         -  StateMachine diagrams
UML Behavioral Models

Strategy

The Strategy category provides Perspectives for:

Value Chain Strategy Map Balanced Scorecard Flow Chart Decision Models Decision Tree Risk Taxonomy SWOT Analysis

Analysis

The Analysis category provides Perspectives for:

  • All Analysis - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Custom Diagram Style - the 'Simple Style' diagram rendering for presentations and non-technical display of information
  • AWS Architecture - for creating Amazon/AWS diagrams in Enterprise Architect
  • Google Cloud Platform - for creating Google Cloud Platform diagrams
  • Whiteboard - diagram structures in Whiteboard and/or Hand-drawn mode
  • Simple Analysis, based on a Two Activity Process
  • Case Management Model & Notation (CMMN) analysis, with a:
         -  Claims Management example
         -  Basic 5-Task Plan
         -  Three Choice Tasks Pattern
         -  Two Phase Case Plan
  • Erikson-Penker modeling, the basic business process
  • Web Modeling, based on a simple Java Server Page (JSP) model
Eriksson-Penker Extensions Web Stereotypes

Requirements

The Requirements category provides Perspectives for:

  • All Requirements - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Creating a range of Requirement Hierarchy diagrams, and a Requirement Specification View
  • Working with Decision Modeling Notation (DMN) to:
         -  Create a simple Decision diagram with a Decision Table
         -  Set up a DMN Business Knowledge Model
         -  Model a DMN Decision
  • Setting up a Business Rule model
  • Setting up one-level and two-level Data Flow models

UX Design

The UX Design category provides a number of Perspectives for modeling user interfaces on various devices, including:

  • All UX Design - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Wireframing for various phone and tablet devices
  • IFML Interaction flows on desktop applications, information entry, interaction on wireframe devices, and information searches
  • A basic Enterprise Architect user interface model for a window with lists and combo boxes
  • An alternative simple user interface
  • Win 32 User Interface modeling

Business Modeling

The Business Modeling category provides these Perspectives:

  • All Business Modeling - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • BPMN - Patterns for:
         -  BPMN 2.0 modeling
         -  BPEL 2.0 Starter model
  • BPSim - Patterns for BPMN 2.0 and BPEL 2.0 modeling, plus:
         -  Patterns for Business Process Simulation (BPSim) constructs and
         -  Patterns for a number of BPSim Case Studies
  • Business Motivation Model Patterns
  • Business Model Patterns for Business Use Case models and Use Case Realization
  • Business Interaction model Patterns
  • BABOK - a wide range of Patterns supporting models for:
         -  Strategies
         -  Collaboration activities
         -  Analyses
         -  Business Processes
         -  Project Management activities
         -  Standard business documents
  • BIZBOK - Patterns for modeling BIZBOK activities
  • VDML - Patterns for modeling in Value Data Markup Language

Software Engineering

The Software Engineering category provides Perspectives for software development, including:

  • All Software Engineering - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Code Engineering, modeling programs in a number of programming languages
  • Service Oriented SOMF 2.1, for several Conceptual Association types
  • SoaML, for modeling aspects of basic service provision
  • XSLT Feature demonstrations, such as XSLT transforms and debugging
  • WSDL - providing a complete WSDL template model
  • XML Schema - providing an XML Schema Package and diagram
  • ICONIX modeling
  • GoF Patterns for Creational, Structural and Behavioral models

Systems Engineering

The Systems Engineering category provides Perspectives to support systems Engineering projects under:

  • All Systems Engineering - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • SysML1.5, with a wide range of Patterns for generating:
         -  Project structures
         -  Requirements diagrams
         -  Use Case diagrams
         -  Activity diagrams
         -  Block Definition diagrams
         -  Internal Block diagrams
         -  Parametric diagrams
         -  State Machine diagrams
         -  Libraries
         -  Model elements
         -  Modelica Case Studies
  • UAF, with Patterns for:
         -  Strategic Views (St-xx)
         -  Operational Views (Op-xx)
         -  Services View (Sv-xx)
         -  Personnel Views (Pr-xx)
         -  Resources Views (Rs-xx)
         -  Security Views (Sc-xx)
         -  Projects Views (Pj-xx)
         -  Standards Views (Sd-xx)
         -  Actual Resources Views (Ar-xx)
         -  Dictionary View (Dc)
         -  Requirements View (Rq)
         -  Summary and Overview (SmOv)
         -  Information View (If)
         -  Parameters Views (Pm-xx)
         -  The SysML 1.5 sets (as listed, except for Modelica Case Studies)
  • UPDM with Patterns for:
         -  UPDM Frameworks (DoDAF and MODAF)
         -  DoDAF All Viewpoints (AV-n)
         -  DoDAF Capability Viewpoints (CV-n)
         -  DoDAF Data and Information Viewpoints (DIV-n)
         -  DoDAF Operational Viewpoints (OV-n)
         -  DoDAF Project Viewpoints (PV-n)
         -  DoDAF Services Viewpoints (SvcV-n)
         -  DoDAF Standard Viewpoints (StdV-n)
         -  DoDAF Systems Viewpoints (SV-n)
         -  MODAF All Views (AV-n) Viewpoints
         -  MODAF Acquisition (AcV-n) Viewpoints
         -  MODAF Operational (OV-n) Viewpoints
         -  MODAF Service Oriented Views (SOV-n) Viewpoints
         -  MODAF Strategic Views (StV-n) Viewpoints
         -  MODAF System Viewpoints (SV-n)
         -  MODAF Technical Standards Views (TV-n) Viewpoints
  • Executable State Machines, with various Patterns including a set to demonstrate case studies
  • Simulation - sets of patterns for simulations of Activity diagrams and StateMachine diagrams
  • MARTE - a range of UML-type Patterns for creating diagrams under the 'Modeling and Analysis of Real Time and Embedded systems' profile from the OMG

Database Engineering

The 'Database Engineering' category provides sets of Perspectives for modeling a range of DBMS repositories, including:

  • All Database Engineering - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Starter Model and Model Structure Patterns for each of the main DBMSs supported by Enterprise Architect
  • Patterns for simple Entity Relationship models
  • Patterns for simple ArcGIS projects and workspaces

Enterprise Architecture

The Enterprise Architecture category provides a number of Perspectives for Enterprise Architecture frameworks, including:

  • All Enterprise Architecture - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • ArchiMate, supplying Patterns for:
         -  Basic viewpoints such as Organization, Application Usage and Service Realization
         -  Motivation Viewpoints such as for Stakeholders, Principles and Requirements Realization
         -  Strategy Viewpoints
         -  Implementation and Migration Viewpoints
  • TOGAF, with Patterns for:
         -  A Starter Model
         -  The Architecture Development Method
         -  The Enterprise Continuum
         -  The Technical Reference Model
         -  Catalogs
  • Zachmann Framework
  • GRA-UML annotations library and starter model

Information Exchange

The Information Exchange category supports a number of built-in technologies, providing Perspectives and basic model Patterns for:

Construction

The Construction category provides these Perspectives:

  • All Construction - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Project Management, for Project Management and Roadmap diagrams
  • Kanban workflows
  • Document Publishing for types of Project document
  • Dashboards and Charts for various scenarios
  • Reviews and Discussions to define the structure and function of these team collaboration activities
  • Construction View to show a simple Construction rendering of an element with its management items, and more complex diagrams that include the elements related to the Construction element
  • Test Management to define how tests are planned and managed
  • Change Management to define a model for managing issues and changes
  • Legends to define how diagram legends are set up and used
Diagram List The Project Gantt View Element View Kanban Features

Management

The Management category provides Perspectives to support:

  • All Management - all modeling tools and objects provided by the other Perspectives in this group
  • Data Miner
  • SPEM
  • Process Guidance - working up process templates
  • The MDG Technology Builder
MDG Technology SDK

My Perspectives

The 'My Perspectives' category holds the Perspectives that you have created for yourself, using the 'Design > Model > Perspectives > Manage Perspectives' option. For further details, see the Customizing Perspectives Help topic.

Customizing Perspectives

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