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Publish Ribbon

The 'Publish' ribbon brings together all the tools for publishing, documenting and importing and exporting valuable model assets in a wide range of formats and styles, ranging from publications for corporate audiences to spreadsheets, XML schemas, Patterns, Reusable Assets and much more. The model is the repository of valuable organizational information and knowledge, and people who don't access the model directly can still get access to this knowledge through this panel of tools.

The publishing system provides a great deal of flexibility, and outputs and inputs can be tailored to exactly what an audience requires. This includes the flexible Documentation engine, with its in-built and user defined templates and styles that can produce high quality corporate publications directly from the model. Elements and diagrams can be imported and exported, including exchanging information with spreadsheet tools and saving to reusable Patterns and assets.

Part of the Publish ribbon in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

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Report

The 'Report' panel groups together a set of tools used to extract information from the model in a variety of useful formats, including docx, pdf and HTML.

Report Panel

Diagram

The 'Diagram' panel provides facilities to generate both hard and electronic copies of diagrams from the model, and to scale images of the diagrams when they are generated

Diagram Panel

Tools

The 'Tools' panel provides options to create customized document templates, to check the spelling in the current Package or the whole model, and to create and edit entries in the Project Glossary.

Tools Panel

Model Exchange

The 'Model Exchange' panel contains tools for controlling Packages and importing and exporting parts of the model in the XML based model exchange format XMI, and to formats that can be opened in a spreadsheet. The Reusable Asset Server (RAS) is a valuable resource for either sourcing existing model fragments or saving parts of the current model for reuse on future initiatives.

Model Exchange Panel

Technologies

The two facilities available through the 'Technologies' panel enable you to generate files from the Enterprise Architect model in a format that can be used specifically in one of a range of supported technologies, and to import files from the same range of technologies and convert them for use in Enterprise Architect.

Technologies Panel

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