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Visual Execution Analyzer


This section describes the recording and visual analysis of executing applications in Enterprise Architect.

The Visual Execution Analyzer builds on and processes the structures and operations of the Model Driven Development Environment (MDDE). The MDDE provides tools to design, build and debug an application, forming part of the Debugger facilities of Enterprise Architect.

One of the primary objectives of the Visual Execution Analysis feature is to enable you to work with the stack traces you captured in debugging your application, to generate Sequence diagrams. This is a great way to document and understand what your program is doing during its execution phase.

Access:    Analyzer
                  Project Manager package context menu | Execution Analyzer

Use To:

  • Optimize existing system resources and understand resource allocation
  • Ensure that the system is following the rules as designed
  • Produce high quality documentation that more accurately reflects system behavior
  • Understand how and why systems work
  • Train new employees in the structure and function of a system
  • Provide a comprehensive understanding of how existing code works
  • Identify costly or unnecessary function calls
  • Illustrate interactions, data structures and important relationships within a system
  • Trace problems to a specific line of code, system interaction or event
  • Visualize why a sequence of events is important
  • Establish the sequence of events that occur immediately prior to system failure
  • Simulate the execution of behavior models including State Machines, Activities and Interactions




Create a sample model for your language compiler, on which to examine the facilities of the Visual Execution Analyzer

Visual Execution Analyser Samples

Record executing programs and represent the behavior as a UML Sequence diagram; recording is supported for:

  • Microsoft Windows Native C
  • Microsoft Windows Native C++
  • Microsoft Windows Visual Basic
  • Microsoft .NET Family (C#, J#, VB)
  • Sun Microsystems Java
  • PHP

Recording Sequence Diagrams

Record native Windows applications and profile their behavior

Profiling Native Applications

Create and work with objects created within the Enterprise Architect modeling environment using a dynamic Object Workbench

Object Workbench

Run xUnit tests

Unit Testing

Testpoint Management - provides the facility to pass or fail application tasks, viewing test results in real time as the program executes and results are saved

Testpoint Management

Simulate UML behavior models  to verify their logical and design correctness, for:

  • Activities
  • Interactions and Sequences
  • State Machines

Model Simulation

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Learning Center topics:

  • (Alt+F1) | Execution Analysis