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Version 16 Released

Enterprise Architect 16 is a much anticipated upgrade and a major milestone in the product's evolution. Upgraded to a full 64-bit implementation, this new version dramatically expands performance, memory and capability.

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Version 16 opens up new ways to work, to share, to model, to visualize, to manage and to deliver. Leverage the knowledge, the insight and the imagination in your people to facilitate elegant, precise and lean solutions. Access upgraded and enhanced technologies, new collaborative capabilities and enhanced modeling frameworks and tools.

Version 16 expands and transforms major aspects of the tool suite:

  • Modeling, Collaborating and Governance - Enhanced Start Page, Grid Style Diagrams, attach small files and images in Chat, auto-refresh Diagrams, auto-reload Diagrams, improved model governance, Formal Reviews and more.
  • Enhanced Technologies - Enterprise Architect 64-bit, Code Analyzer, new standard file based repositories, Scriptlets, "native" DBMS connections, expanded JavaScript library and more.
  • Tools, Frameworks and User Experience - Quick Access Toolbar, Model Patterns for Systems Engineers, NIEM 5.0, Status Tab in Inspector Window, Gantt Chart in Resource Allocation Window, new Dark Sapphire UI theme and more.

Release Highlights:

Go Deeper: Full Details and Release Info here...

  • New 64-bit version and a companion 32 bit version for legacy use.
  • QEA/QEAX default file based model format - built on the proven, secure and open source SQLite3 database engine.
  • Simplified DBMS connections using built in alternatives to standard drivers.
  • Enhanced and improved support for Custom Documents. Build highly customizable reports. Mix graphics, logos, policies and text with sections of content generated from the model. The ultimate report builder!
  • Many tweaks, enhancements and improvements to the Ribbon menus and to the Quick Access window selectors.
  • Grid style diagrams. Apply a familiar spreadsheet like overlay to your diagrams.
  • Scriptlets. A new element type that runs JavaScript code on element load and on demand. Use with the Grid Style diagram to create your own dynamic "spread sheet."
  • JavaScript library and examples have been expanded and JavaScript is now the default scripting language of Enterprise Architect 16.
  • Search, Query and Inspect your Code Base with incredible speed and detail using the Code Analyzer.
  • New XEA file exchange format is a fast and convenient alternative to XMI and XML format for speedy data exchange.
  • Enhanced real-time chat and discussions. Collaborate in real time with individuals and teams.
  • Share files, model hyperlinks, code hyperlinks and more in chat. Send small files and images to team members in chat messages.
  • Record thoughts, plans and experiences in your personal diary.
  • Streamline formal reviews of model content between modelers and stakeholders. Major improvements to the Review system in version 16.
  • Co-author diagrams in real time by enabling Auto-Refresh on your diagrams. Monitor updates as they happen.
  • Enhanced auditing supports nimble change management and ensures better model quality and accountability.
  • Add data loss prevention rules at the user level on top of existing model user security with security level Restrictions.
  • Track resource/task allocations, current testing, as well as current maintenance issues with the Construct History window.
  • Revamped Start Page gives immediate access to model building tools.
  • Updates to the External Data tab of the Inspector window provides a new view of external systems data for Pro Cloud Server (PCS) based integrations such as Jira and Service Now.
  • Polarion - new integrations coming on line.
  • New UI theme. The Dark theme, "Dark Sapphire" minimizes visual contrast and provides a relaxed reading experience.
  • Updated and enlarged collection of Systems Engineering Model Patterns. Kick start your Systems Design with re-usable patterns and content
  • NIEM 5. Achieve reliable Information Exchange using standardized and reusable NIEM schemas.
  • Status tab. Inspect and review the status and priority of all elements on a diagram.
  • Auto-naming by stereotype. Auto-naming expanded to include targeting specific element types AND stereotype.
  • Use the Customizable Quick Access Toolbar to add your favorite commands from the Ribbon.
  • Gantt Chart in Resource Allocation. Enhanced Resource Allocation window functions as a Gantt Chart, providing improved management of tasks in the model.
  • Easily migrate your existing EAP/EAPX files to the 64bit-version compatible QEA/QEAX files using the EAP to QEA model upgrade tool.
  • Ribbons are more intuitive and accessible than ever before.
  • Expanded and enhanced Quick Access dialogs for even greater speed of access.
  • Diagram dialogue have been redesigned to better reflect the users current modeling perspective.
  • Many improvements to dialog layouts and common usage scenarios.
  • Major updates to Help and the PDF library.
  • Many enhancements, minor tweaks and updates.

Best Regards,
Sparx Systems
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