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Central Shared Repository

Enterprise Architect is not just a sophisticated drawing tool but a modeling platform that allows models to be validated, simulated, transformed and manipulated programmatically. This can be achieved because the tool does not store the diagrams in raster or vector format but rather the images are coded in a relational database along with all the reference data and other repository metadata. The platform uses this relational database to store all modeling information and metadata and this provides the back-end storage that is accessed by client and web based tools. For more information see the Model Repository topic.

This product architecture allows users to share models, diagrams and other repository information such as reference data, images in the Image Library and documents in the Team Library and many other tool features that facilitate collaboration and working together in a co-located or distributed team. For more information see the Team Support topic.