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Technologies Panel

The 'Technologies' panel provides the icons for managing and publishing MDG Technologies in Enterprise Architect, and also an icon for each enabled MDG Technology available in your installation of Enterprise Architect. This topic identifies some of the Technologies that might be represented here. Each Technology icon displays a drop-down list of options for working with the Technology. These options might include:

  • Help - open the Help file for the Technology
  • About - display a short panel of information on your installation of the Add-In
  • Connect to External Model - connect to a project created in another application, to which the Technology provides a bridge
  • Import <data> - import data defined in the Technology into Enterprise Architect
  • Export <data> - export data from Enterprise Architect to data structures specific to the Technology

Part of the Specialize ribbon in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

Available Facilities

Facility

Description

See also

Manage

Click on the 'Manage' icon to open the 'MDG Technologies' dialog. This dialog helps you to add and configure paths to additional technology files and to activate or deactivate the built-in technologies.

Manage MDG Technologies

Publish

Click on the 'Publish' icon to access these options for working with MDG Technologies in general:

  • Publish Diagram as Pattern - create a Pattern file from the currently-open diagram, using the 'Save Diagram as Pattern' dialog
  • Publish Diagram as UML Profile - create and export a Profile file based on the currently-open diagram, using the 'Save UML Profile' dialog
  • Publish Package as UML Profile - create and export a Profile file based on the current Package, using the 'Save UML Profile' dialog
  • Generate MDG Technology - open the MDG Technology Creation Wizard to guide you through the process of creating and integrating the structures and resources appropriate to an MDG Technology of your own design
  • Import MDG Technology - import an MDG Technology into the model either for your own use or for all users of the model; the 'Import MDG Technology' dialog displays
  • Import UML Profile - import a UML Profile file
Export a Profile Publish a Pattern MDG Technologies - Creating Import MDG Technologies to Model

ArcGIS

Provides access to facilities that help you create ArcGIS models; the ArcGIS system supports the development and management of geodatabases.

Geodatabase Design for ArcGIS

ArchiMate2

Provides access to the facilities of the MDG Technology for ArchiMate 2, one of the business modeling tools integrated with Enterprise Architect. It offers a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, which you can use to describe, analyze and visualize clearly the relationships between business domains.

ArchiMate

ODM

Provides access to the facilities of the MDG Technology for the Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM), the implementation of the Object Management Group's ODM for Enterprise Architect. It provides ontology modeling capabilities within Enterprise Architect, enabling you to develop large-scale ontologies within the fully-integrated modeling environment, for your project domain.

MDG Technology for ODM

GML

Provides access to the facilities of the MDG Technology for Geography Markup Language (GML) application schemas, which integrates the Open Geospatial Consortium's GML 3.3 with Enterprise Architect, providing an XML grammar for geographical feature modeling capabilities.

MDG Technology For GML

NIEM 2.1

Provides access to the facilities of the MDG Technology for National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) release 2.1, which provides a common framework that is used to define how information can be shared between systems, government agencies and organizations.

NIEM 2.1

NIEM

Provides access to the facilities of the MDG Technology for National Information Exchange Model (NIEM), releases greater than 2.1.

NIEM 4.0

Eclipse

The MDG Link™ for Eclipse is designed to support simultaneous UML development in both Enterprise Architect and Eclipse, adding extra functionality to the code generation abilities of Enterprise Architect and merging the changes with minimal effort. Click on the icon to display a short menu of options for using the Add-In.

  • View Project Connections - display the 'Eclipse Connections' dialog, to review the connections between Enterprise Architect Packages and Eclipse Projects
  • Options - display the 'Options' dialog on which you set up the Eclipse installation path for Enterprise Architect to use to access Eclipse
  • Help - open the integrated Help for the MDG Link for Eclipse
  • About - display a panel of information on your installation of the MDG Link for Eclipse

Visual Studio

The MDG Link™ for Visual Studio.NET is designed to support simultaneous UML development in both Enterprise Architect and Visual Studio, adding extra functionality to the code generation abilities of Enterprise Architect and merging the changes with minimal effort. Click on the icon to display a short menu of options for using the Add-In.

  • View Project Connections - display the 'Visual Studio Connections' dialog, to review the connections between Enterprise Architect Packages and Visual Studio Projects
  • MDG Options - display the 'MDG Link Options' dialog to set or cancel Enterprise Architect as the tool for editing source code, and to automatically check for changes on merge (or not)
  • Import Build Scripts - import build scripts into Enterprise Architect from Visual Studio
  • Export Linked Package List - export a linked-Package list from Enterprise Architect into Visual Studio
  • Import Linked Package List - import a linked-Package list into Enterprise Architect from Visual Studio
  • Help - open the integrated Help for the MDG Link for Visual Studio
  • About - display a panel of information on your installation of the MDG Link for Visual Studio

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