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MDG Technologies

The Model Driven Generation (MDG) Technologies enable you to access and use resources pertaining to a specific technology in Enterprise Architect. You have various options for bringing MDG Technologies into use with Enterprise Architect:

Source of Technology

See Also

Core technologies - Enterprise Architect consists of a:

  • Basic UML 2 technology as an implementation of UML 2.3 structural and behavioral modeling, and
  • Core Extensions technology that applies profiles and stereotypes to provide extended modeling of aspects such as Requirements, User interface and Data Modeling


Sparx Systems already provides some added technologies in the Enterprise Architect Install directory, MDGTechnologies subfolder

MDG Technologies

You can import technologies into the APPDATA folder (%APPDATA%\Sparx Systems\EA\MDGTechnologies)

Import MDG Technologies

You can transfer technologies into the MDGTechnologies subfolder; these technologies are available when you restart Enterprise Architect (on Vista/Windows 7 systems you might have to increase your access permissions to do this)


You can access and activate MDG Technologies in remote system folders or web sites, from Enterprise Architect

Access Remote Technologies

Technology Developers can create new MDG Technologies and deploy them to the project team either through the MDGTechnologies subfolder or from any other remote folder or website

Create New Technologies

To see which technologies are available within Enterprise Architect, and activate the ones you require, use the MDG Technologies dialog.

Having made the MDG Technologies available to Enterprise Architect, you can manage their availability to users and you can work with them.

You also have the facility to turn off or disable the Enterprise Architect Basic UML 2 and Core Extensions Toolbox pages and facilities, so that you can apply the Enterprise Architect facilities and features exclusively to one or more selected MDG Technologies.

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