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Extensions - MDG Technologies

Enterprise Architect is the core for a range of Model Driven Generation (MDG) extensions to its modeling capabilities, using more specialized, niche frameworks and profiles.

Extension Facilities


See also

A number of technologies are already integrated with the Enterprise Architect installer, including:

  • ArchiMate
  • BPEL
  • BPMN
  • Data Flow diagrams
  • Eriksson-Penker Extensions
  • Mind Mapping
  • SoaML
  • SOMF 2.1
  • Strategic Modeling
  • Systems Modeling Language (SysML)
  • MDG Link For Eclipse
  • MDG Link For Visual Studio.NET
ArchiMate BPEL BPMN Data Flow Diagrams Eriksson-Penker Extensions ICONIX Mind Mapping SoaML SOMF 2.1 Strategic Modeling Systems Modeling Language (SysML)

Enterprise Architect provides support for:

  • Downloading MDG Technologies from external system files or websites, or
  • Creating your own easily with the Enterprise Architect MDG Technology Wizard
Access Remote MDG Technologies MDG Technology SDK

Sparx Systems also market a number of MDG products:

MDG Technology For:

  • Zachman Framework
  • The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF)
  • Unified Architecture Framework (UAF), formerly Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM)
  • Data Distribution Service (DDS)
  • Python (Enterprise Architect versions 4.5 to 5.0; integrated in later versions) (* free product! *)
  • CORBA (* free product! *)
  • Java Beans (* free product! *)
  • Testing (* free product! *)

MDG Integration For:

  • Eclipse 3.3
  • Visual Studio 2005, 2008 & 2012

MDG Link For

  • Microsoft Visio (* free product! *)
  • IBM Rational (formerly Telelogic) DOORS

Over time, this list is being extended to include further products.

The Zachman Framework TOGAF UPDM

Sparx Systems provide extended editions of Enterprise Architect to give greater support for systems engineering and business engineering.

These editions incorporate several of the above MDG Technologies and other Add-Ins.

Enterprise Architect Editions

For the latest list of available Add-Ins and an introduction to each product, including details of pricing, purchasing and download options, see the Sparx Systems website.

When you purchase one of the Add-Ins, you receive one or more license keys and instructions on obtaining, installing and registering the product.

Products Page on the Sparx Systems website

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