August - 2013

Big Data

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) project which is moving towards the start of federal construction in 2014 is anticipated to acquire 150 terabytes of data every five days. Astronomers will use the new synoptic telescope to view and photograph a quarter of visible space every night starting sometime early in the next decade.
Data Management is one of the most challenging aspects of the LSST, as data must be processed and stored each night, producing the largest non-proprietary data set in the world. Enterprise Architect was chosen as the modeling environment because the project needed a multi-user, full featured UML tool with traceability support from requirements to code. The advances in these technology areas will be exported to other big data science applications (biology, remote sensing, etc) and will drive innovations in industry.

Read more about designing the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope with Enterprise Architect.

The Open Group FACE Consortium Adopts Enterprise Architect

The Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE™) Consortium is an aviation focused professional group managed by the Open Group. Recently Sparx Systems contributed licenses to assist members in their development of the FACE Data Model. The Open Group, via its news release and the FACE website thanked Sparx Systems for their assistance:
"[Enterprise Architect has] been instrumental towards the development of the FACE Data Model and DoDAF 2.0 representations of FACE Enterprise Architecture products. In addition we appreciate their assistance in setting up a shared working environment for these efforts." Read more on the story here

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Enterprise Architect on Mac OS and Linux with CrossOver 12
Learn how to run Enterprise Architect 10 on Mac and Linux with CrossOver 12.
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Model Led Development for Greenhouse Gas Reporting
Model led development is a very successful method of building ICT reporting systems. Once the model is stable, and data aggregated into a standard RDBMS, the same model can be used to generate the starter code for building specific interfaces from a variety of data sources and formats, in any of the common coding languages supported by Sparx Enterprise Architect.
Written By Nya Alison Murray
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Preparing Visual Models for Publication with Enterprise Architect

Learn helpful tips on preparing Enterprise Architect diagrams for presentation in your specification documents, technical standards, reports or other publications.


  • Great tips on rapid visual modeling and creation of diagrams
  • An effective approach to tidying diagrams - whether imported from other tools or even machine-generated
  • How to choose the best diagram options and image formats to suit your needs

To view a recording of the webinar, please visit:
Preparing Visual Models for Publication.

Model-Driven Use Case Analysis with Structured Scenarios

Mr Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, explores Enterprise Architect's Structured Scenario Editor for model-driven use case analysis.

In this webinar, you'll learn:

  • Add structured scenarios to your use case models
  • Link scenarios to formal requirements and business rules for improved traceability
  • Automatically generate downstream deliverables from scenarios, including reports, test cases and behavioral models

To register for upcoming webinars, please visit the webinars page.

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UML and BPMN with Enterprise Architect Training in Johannesburg

Description: CRaG Systems has scheduled a number of public courses in Johannesburg, South Africa teaching model-driven development with UML, BPMN and Enterprise Architect

New TOGAF and Archimate training course available from Dunstan Thomas

Phil Chudley has written & delivered a new training course about TOGAF & Archimate modelling within Sparx Enterprise Architect for a prestigious client in Doha.

European Enterprise Architect User Group

Save the date: Oct, 8th 2013 the 3rd European Enterprise Architect User Group Event will take place in Nurnberg, Germany, register at

The new release 2.0.1 Enterprise Architect connector to Polarion is now available!

With the new EAPO release it is very easy to create diagrams, packages and elements and manage them in Polarion as work items!

New reporting options: create dashboards from your Enterprise Architect data

The latest release of eaDocX makes it easy to communicate progress by generating charts and regular status reports with a single click.

EnArPower Tools 2.0

LieberLieber Software is proud to announce a new version of EnArPower Tools, the must-have extension for all Enterprise Architect power users.