A new and significant release of Enterprise Architect which vastly expands the collaborative and mathematical capabilities of the tool, while streamlining and expanding many of the core modeling features.
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Mathematical Tools & Integrations for Systems Engineers
Seamless In-Model Collaboration
Enterprise Architect's collaboration features have been significantly improved to connect team members and keep the iterative processes of modeling and design alive and healthy.
The chat / instant messaging capabilities are now expanded to allow one-on-one conversations with any other user in the model, facilitating an instant and productive "in model" dialog. Expanding on the group chat feature introduced in previous versions, the new one-on-one mode promotes highly focused discussions within the model and in real-time.
Setting Up Notifications
An all new notification system for chats and monitored discussions allows you to quickly and easily see when a new chat or discussion comes in that is relevant to you. Setting the new ‘Support Collaboration’ property on diagrams enables elements to show a notification icon when new chats and discussions have occurred and you are monitoring them.
To make use of this new mode for model chats,
Stay in touch with your team at every moment with centralized communication via the Collaborations window
Stay in Touch and Keep Informed
The new Collaborations window collects together the running history and moment to moment changes of the four central aspects of model based collaboration. Now there is one "go to" place to discover what is happening at the team level.
A clearer, more intuitive interface for model based reviews
An improved UI and Filtering
Reviews now have a cleaner user interface with extra filtering configurations. This allows you to pinpoint the desired review by its status, or show all reviews created, both current and past.
Reviews can now also be locked by a configurable Element Status. Locking removes the capability for a Review to be edited. This provides you with unprecedented control over a Review’s life-cycle. For example, you can lock all reviews with a status of 'Complete' or 'Reviewed' to preserve the decision making process for the current element for future reference.
To access the configuration for lock status see the Ribbon: 'Start | Configure | Model | Options | Review Status Locks'
Navigation of elements in a review has also been streamlined.
All new tools for exploring your model, finding your work in progress and visualizing information
Version 15.2 introduces new windows, new behavior and improved ways of maximizing your modeling time. New tools such as the Focus window take you back into the model and keep you in touch with recent developments. Old favorites such as the Element Browser have been given a fresh new look and location.
Power up model navigation and quickly find your work in progress
A user friendly way to navigate the project browser while inspecting elements
New 'Inspector' Window
The new Inspector window takes the Element Browser window out of the Project Browser and puts it into its own dockable window. Now it is possible to navigate the model and view element details at the same time. Selecting an element in the Project or Context browser will now automatically load the Inspector window with the detailed structure for you to browse and further edit and explore.
Integrated with External Elements
The Element Browser and External Element Browser have also been combined into the new Inspector Window. This provides a user friendly way to navigate the project browser while inspecting element features.
When you select an External Element from another system that is linked into this model, you can see selected details from that element as well. You will only see the External Element browser when you are connected to an external source element from Data Integrations.
Where to Find It
The Inspector window can be accessed from the Ribbon menu: 'Start | Desktop | Design | Explore | Inspector'
Exciting new API classes and functions allow you to select chart types, set data and configure styling
The new Behavior code editor view can be used to view and edit the script (Alt+7). This script will run automatically during diagram load to display the chart.
Leverage the Google Icon Library
The MDG Technology for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) provides all of the graphics (icons and images) necessary to model GCP architecture diagrams.
The icons and images are provided by a handy Model Wizard framework pattern.
The Google Web Images pattern contains over 250 Image Assets that can be dragged-and-dropped onto diagrams to create or expand your cloud architectures.
Crosstab support for DMN decision tables (see DMN 1.2 Specification Figure 8.9 - 8.11):
New Crosstab support for DMN decision tables provide user-selection of the primary input row to form the header for a CrossTab layout in the DMN expression window. There are additional new features for moving rows and merging cells in the Decision table, as well as highlighting of the related entries when simulating. All providing more powerful options for laying out and simulating your DMN Expression.
Merged Input Cells in Decision Table improved:
Integrations, Solvers and new Tools to Expand your Simulations
New Integrations and Solver classes. An expanded Math library, new Dynamic Charts and much more.
Solver classes let you invoke arbitrary mathematical functions from Matlab or Octave at run time using a simple structured Solver API. Now you can link these powerful mathematical tools directly into your running simulation.
Custom model export to Matlab tools such as Simulink and Stateflow provide a platform for modeling and simulating advanced mathematical models and architectures.
Improvements to the Modelica integration and new ways of interfacing with GNU Octave further expand the options available to the Systems Engineer looking to take their active, state and parametric models to the next level.
Millions of engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB to analyze and design the systems and products that are transforming our world.
Enterprise Architect's MATLAB integration connects via the MATLAB API allowing your Enterprise Architect simulations and other scripts to act based on the value of any available MATLAB functions/expressions. Call MATLAB through the Solver classes, or export your model to Simulink, Simscape and/or Stateflow.
Enterprise Architect now integrates with Simulink
Using Enterprise Architect 15.2, you can now run SysML simulations in Simulink as well as Modelica. Enterprise Architect will translate a SysML model into the Simulink format and automatically run the simulation, plotting the outputs of the selected variables. The generated Simulink file can also be opened directly in Simulink allowing modification and fine-tuning of the simulation settings and output functionality.
Use the Octave 'solver' class to integrate with Octave
The open source Octave project provides a rich library of mathematical functions you can leverage in your models and in your Simulations
An example of a Script in Enterprise Architect that calls Octave to perform a plot of the math function is shown in the image below. In this case there is a square wave generated and this is processed using a Fast Fourier Transform to give the amplitude of the harmonics that form the square wave.
Export of Models to Modelica has been expanded to extend support for Modelica capabilities
Create blocks on the fly using the new SysPhS patterns ready to be simulated in OpenModelica. With the latest OpenModelica code generation you can view your SysML components in OpenModelica, as well as simulate plots.
New code editor capability supports the visualization of all the code and behavior scripts for all elements on a diagram.
Single Code Editor
Previously one had to press F10 or bring up the properties dialog for every single behavior which required viewing or editing. Now every behavior can be edited in a single editor with a structure tree allowing quick navigation to child elements.
Create easy to read, visually informative charts from your simulations
The Cephes Math Library
* Please note that this is a beta version which is still undergoing final testing before its official release. The software and all content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Sparx Systems does not give any warranties, whether express or implied.