Enterprise Architect has a sophisticated and flexible documentation engine that helps you to create and disseminate high quality and fully customizable documentation directly from the model, in document or web page format. A fundamental reason for constructing models is to communicate ideas and concepts, and to create a shared view of a system or process. While many users will be able to view the models inside Enterprise Architect, there are circumstances where screen viewable or printed documentation is required. Model driven document generation is a powerful productivity tool because when a model is changed the documentation can be automatically regenerated, saving time and resources and reducing the possibility of errors. The carefully crafted and versatile built-in templates help you to generate high quality documentation out-of-the-box.
Project management and strategic information can also be generated to a series of charts and graphs that provide a visually compelling representation of important project data. The charts are configurable and can be included in documentation or displayed visually in diagrams, or incorporated into a management presentation.
This collection of images demonstrates the output of Enterprise Architect's Web and Document reports, including a sample of editing a document template.
Report Generation Facilities
There are many ways to specify the model content being documented; you can:
|Generate Document Reports Exclude Package from Report Document Templates Generate Documentation Save as Document Virtual Documents
You can generate Document reports in a number of document formats, which you can tailor using templates and Stylesheets to alter the content and appearance of the generated output.
Enterprise Architect has a fully-featured document generator that features:
Using Virtual Documents, you can draw out information on structurally separate model elements in a set of individual reports, or in a combined report under a master document with common headers, footers and styles.
|Document Reports Generate Document Reports Design Custom Document Templates Virtual Documents
You can also generate a number of system-provided reports on different aspects of your model, such as the elements in a Package in Implementation relationships or in Dependency relationships.
It is possible to provide automated web-based publishing of your Enterprise Architect models, making it simple to explore large models efficiently on-line.
You can export an entire model or a single branch of the model to web pages, or to Joomla! Articles, and also create web style templates to customize the web page output.
You can capture statistical information on a range of element properties across the model, and display this information on a diagram in one of several formats, such as a pie chart, bar chart or 3-D column chart. You can also print and distribute the charts you have created, using the standard 'Diagrams Only' report facility.
|Charts Diagrams Only Report