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Overview

Given that Enterprise Architect was developed as a native Windows application, you may have wondered whether it can be used in your favorite Linux or macOS environment.

This session is dedicated to helping you unlock the power of Enterprise Architect's high-performance visual modeling tools in non-Windows environments.

In this webinar, we'll show you how to:

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Session 1

Melbourne Tue 13 December 08:00 am
New York Mon 12 December 16:00 pm
Los Angeles Mon 12 December 13:00 pm
London Mon 12 December 21:00 pm
Auckland Tue 13 December 10:00 am

Session 2

Presenters

Ben ConstableSparx Systems

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Questions & Answers

General

I used Enterprise Architect 13, Build 1309, though earlier versions support installation on Linux or macOS.

We made significant enhancements for running Enterprise Architect via Wine in version 13, so we recommend using Enterprise Architect 13 or later with Wine.

We've found the performance of Enterprise Architect 13 to be similar between Windows and Linux.

While preparing for this webinar, I was using Enterprise Architect on two different computers - both were reasonably low powered i5 machines, one running Linux, the other Windows 8.1. I couldn't discern any real difference between them, except when starting Enterprise Architect - the Linux machine would do that in about half the time. This was most likely a result of the virus scanner settings on the Windows machine though.

No, we currently don't have plans for this.

It may be possible to provide a package, such as an RPM or DEB file, to deploy Enterprise Architect, Wine and Winetricks together on Linux. We have raised this request with our development team.

Yes. You install the Add-In(s) using Wine or Crossover first. Specific instructions for this are available from our Enterprise Architect / Wine installation web page: Installing Enterprise Architect inside Wine or CrossOver.

Yes. See our Enterprise Architect / Wine installation web page: Installing Enterprise Architect inside Wine or CrossOver.

Yes, you can access models hosted on a DBMS via Wine as well. For details See our Enterprise Architect / Wine installation web page: Installing Enterprise Architect inside Wine or CrossOver.