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Overview

This webinar will show you how to make the most of Dynamic Documents to create simple, yet effective reports.

The 'Dynamic Document' tab of the Document Window helps you to instantly generate a document on a selected element, using one of a range of templates. A style template consists of one or more command lines, each of which defines an element type (or all element types) and the document template to apply to the generated document.

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

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Session 1

Melbourne Wed 16 November 08:00 am
New York Tue 15 November 16:00 pm
Los Angeles Tue 15 November 13:00 pm
London Tue 15 November 21:00 pm
Auckland Wed 16 November 10:00 am

Session 2

Presenters

Scott HebbardSparx Systems

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Questions & Answers

General

Enterprise Architect 13 was officially released on October 13th, 2016.

No.

You'll simply download and run the installer from our Enterprise Architect release page. The installer will replace your existing Enterprise Architect 12 installation.

Yes. You can simply rename your current installation subfolder from "EA" to "EA-Previous" for example, and then install the new version. (Your installation path by default is "C:\Program Files (x86)\Sparx Systems" and the "EA" subfolder resides under that.) You'll then have two subfolders that contain a file named EA.exe, which represent the different versions Enterprise Architect.

To run your previous version, run the EA.exe file from your renamed installation folder.

Dynamic Documents

Create instant reports based on the content stored in model elements. Generate a document view of model elements on-the-fly, generated through customized fragment-like templates, drawing out detailed element content into easily consumable pages. For more information, please refer to the Help Topic on Dynamic Documents in the Document Window.

Dynamic documents can be exported to a range of formats including PDF, RTF, DocX and HTML.

The Enterprise Architect User Guide includes a comprehensive description of how to use Document Templates. The following webinar link introduce some of the basics in relation to working with document templates and document generation.

The Document Window is available from the Start Ribbon. Start Ribbon | Windows | Document.

No. The Dynamic Document was only made available in Enterprise Architect 13

Style templates are also held in the Resources window, in the Document Generation > Dynamic Documents Styles folder.

The Document Window contains two tabs, one for Dynamic Documents and the other for Linked Documents. The 'Dynamic Document' tab of the Document Window helps you to instantly generate a document on a selected element, using one of a range of templates to immediately display the information you require in the most appropriate structure and format. The 'Linked Document' tab of the Document Window provides several quick methods of checking elements for Linked Documents, and for reviewing the documents that exist. It also provides searches to locate and list any elements with Linked Documents in the model, and any elements that have Linked Documents that have been recently modified.