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Physical Examples

This diagram is concerned with Physical things that are important to the Architecture, including Facilities, Equipment, Distribution Networks and Material. We see two other elements that the modeler has used; one is Path from the Technology Layer and the other is Location, which is a Composite element. The diagram describes what is being produced at a Manufacturing Plant modeled as a Facility, and the logistics in the form of Shipping of overseas items and trucking for domestic items to move the assembled items to local and national Distribution Centers.

Figure: Example diagram from the ArchiMate Specification showing Facilities, Equipment, Material and Distribution Networks.