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Enterprise Architect

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Comprehensive UML analysis and design tool, covering software development from requirements gathering to the analysis stages, design models, testing and maintenance including documentation output.

Enterprise Architect is a visual platform for designing and constructing software systems, for business process modeling and for more generalised modeling purposes. Enterprise Architect is based on the latest UML 2.5 specification. UML defines a visual language that is used to model a particular domain or system (either proposed or existing). Enterprise Architect is a progressive tool that covers all aspects of the development cycle, providing full traceability from the initial design phase through to deployment, maintenance, testing and change control.

Visual Flexibility

Custom drawing styles let you choose how to represent design elements with custom shapes, transparencies, colors and images. Unleash your creativity and build the visual representations your customers are familiar with.


Take advantage of model based add-ins to enforce new work flows, governance and control within your mission critical models. Leverage the security group based restrictions on Perspectives (technologies) and Ribbon sets to ensure your modelers see only the tools and technologies relevant to them.

User interface and technology sets based on security group

The Perspectives capability has been streamlined and linked into Enterprise Architect's security and governance to provide a richer and more useful modeling experience for both small teams and large enterprises.

New Tools

DMN (Decision Modeling Notation) . Data Miner. Diagram Matrix view. Diagram construct view. Custom tables. Custom diagram styles. Custom reports. Feature matrix. Project Browser favorites. New Element Browser. New Portals. New Diagram Browser. Hundreds of UI tweaks. New icons sets, new technologies, new ways of working.


Hundreds of UI changes to ensure a rich and user friendly experience that promotes rapid development, strong understanding of models, trace-ability, focus and accuracy. New Project browser tools to let you quickly focus in on your interests and cut out the noise.

Extended Project Browser

The Project Browser has been renamed as simply the "Browser" and now incorporates four different view types of your model:
 - The standard complete model hierarchy
 - The Context only hierarchy introduced in version 14
 - The new Diagram Browser
 - The new Element Browser

New Technologies

New technologies to model Real Time and Embedded Systems

Dynamic Decision Modeling and Simulation

Implement automation methods and other functionality to tightly couple DMN and BPSim with model elements and custom data sets. Allow configuration and execution of BPSim and DMN from the automation interface. Allow binding data set rows to EA element properties. The final result will be a high level method for supporting complex enterprise architecture and system decisions from modeled data.

New Icon Rendering Engine

Display of icons at high DPI settings are now vastly improved

Bookmark Values

Enterprise Architect 15 now allows you to set a Bookmark Value on an element in a diagram - this allows users to tag elements - especially useful for demonstrations and walkthroughs where ordering is important. The element context menu has the option to set a value, while the diagram context menu has the option to show or hide all


Enterprise Architect is available in the following editions:

  • Professional Edition: A fully featured UML modeling environment for workgroups, analysts and developers. Includes support for multi user projects and code engineering (import/export/synchronization).
  • Corporate Edition: Includes all the features of the Professional version, with the added ability to use a variety of DBMS's for shared model repositories. Also includes role-based security, auditing and baseline merge tools for managing concurrent users. This edition is for larger teams that require fine-grained control in shared modeling environments.
  • Unified Edition:Whether you are a systems engineer, software development professional, business modeler, architect, requirements expert, project manager or simply involved in the design and construction of quality software and business services, this edition of Enterprise Architect has the features and built in tools to help you and your team deliver the best solution possible.
  • Ultimate Edition: For power users and those working across multiple domains, the Ultimate Edition offers the complete Enterprise Architect experience. A complete package, the Ultimate Edition contains all the features and bundled software of the other editions.

Enterprise Architect - Features

Key Features:

Version 15 combines an incredibly rich new palette of tools, visual improvements, team customizations, governance, accessibility, integrations, collaboration and deployment options that together will revolutionize and revitalize your modeling and design process. A single tool to expertly cut across multiple domains and build a fully integrated, unified view of your business, your software, your systems, your processes, your enterprise and your world.

  • Modeling & Design:Cut out the noise and stay tightly focused on your current modeling task.
  • Collaboration:Stay in touch. Work together as part of a team to rapidly realize your project's goals and objectives.
  • Simulations:Bring your models to life and watch the wheels turn. Adopt new and powerful ways of animating and refining your behavioral models.
  • Metamodel Views:Create conformant models with the flexible and powerful metamodel facility
  • Diagram Inline Specman:Simultaneously view a diagram and edit its element's notes in a friendly and familiar document centric interface.
  • Properties:Docked Properties Windows
And more:
  • Ribbons & Menus
  • Systems Engineering
  • Diagramming
  • Business Modeling
  • Software Engineering
  • Pro Cloud Server
  • Decision Modeling Notation (DMN)
  • Roadmaps

Enterprise Architect - System Requirements

System Requirements

Windows Version:

  • Intel Pentium processor (or better)
  • Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2003 Server or Windows XP Service Pack 2. (32 bit and 64 bit operating systems supported*)
  • 128 MB of RAM (256 MB or higher recommended)
  • 175 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 or higher resolution display

Linux Version:

  • - Intel Pentium II processor (or equivalent)
  • CodeWeavers' Crossover 10.0.3 (or later), Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8, DCOM95, Internet Explorer 6
  • Linux Operating System (kernel 2.4 or later)
  • 64 MB of RAM (128 MB or higher recommended)
  • 175 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 or higher resolution display

Mac Version:

  • Intel based processor
  • CodeWeavers' Crossover 10.0.3 (or later), Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8, DCOM95, Internet Explorer 6
  • Mac OS 10.5.x
  • 64 MB of RAM (128 MB or higher recommended)
  • 175 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1024x768 or higher resolution display

Database Support for Corporate Edition and above

  • SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2012
  • MySQL
  • Oracle 9i, 10g and 11g
  • PostgreSQL
  • MSDE
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere
  • MS Access
  • Progress OpenEdge