Enterprise Architect ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT

Recent Features

 

This section lists the features of Enterprise Architect 16.0:

 

The main features of Enterprise Architect 16.0 are shown on the official release page.

 

For information relating to the history of other versions, select a version below.

 


 

Preliminary Notes for Enterprise Architect v16.0 (Build 1603) RELEASE CANDIDATE
3rd of March 2022

This version of Enterprise Architect is intended solely as a BETA/RELEASE CANDIDATE version to test new features and should not be used in a production environment, or with production models.

This is a summary of highlights for the release with a full list of changes coming soon.

  • Diagramming
    • Auto Refresh diagram options added to the Layout Ribbon
    • Disabling Auto Refresh on a diagram will now automatically save any pending changes rather than prompting
    • Auto Refresh Diagram settings are now saved and loaded again
    • Diagrams with collapsed embedded objects can now optionally display labels:
      • This can be enabled from the Diagrams docked Properties window
      • Collapsed groups of embedded elements will show the hierarchy
      • Collapsed Embedded elements option also moved from the Elements page of the modal properties dialog to the docked window
    • Shallow Diagram copy now resolves embedded elements on diagram frames
    • Clone Structure as New Version now resolves embedded elements on diagram frames
    • Diagram Browser no longer fails when diagram contains a Diagram Note
    • Note links to Navigation Cells will no longer leave a gap when connecting to the bottom edge
    • Activity Partitions now maintain transparency when switching diagram themes
    • 'Auto Reload Changed Diagrams' is now available in supported models regardless of security settings
    • Fixed error being displayed when clicking on a Navigation Cell when the underlying diagram has been deleted
    • Self connectors will now draw the start/end waypoints when selected
    • SysML diagrams will now resize frames as expected when an internal connector is attached to the frame
    • Text, Hyperlink and Diagram Note elements will now apply local color correctly when it is the only one set
  • Modeling Languages
    • Cyber Security technology updated:
      • Data flow connector now defaults to custom style instead of bezier style
      • Threat trace connector now allowed from Process and Human Actor elements
    • signal keyword now omitted for stereotyped Signal elements
    • UML Activity Partitions with isExternal=true now show the external keyword in the swimlane header
    • UAF Signal stereotypes added to toolboxes
    • TOGAF model wizard pattern updated to remove out-of-date URLs
    • Create Metaclass dialog no longer lists Defect and Test twice
    • Create Metaclass dialog can create both Property and Part metaclass elements
    • IsAComponentOfThePlanFor connector added to BMM profile
    • Added UML Decision Input and Decision Input Flow properties
  • Simulation
    • BPSim Engine can now operate using Java 7
    • BPSim Result Chart and Custom Result Chart now load the data
  • User Interface
    • Auto Name Counters dialog now includes a 'Save & Close' default button
    • Open Server Connection screen now populates Firebird databases with the default credentials of SYSDBA/masterkey
    • Open Server Connection screen now allows the connection name to be renamed without forcing another Test
    • Project Transfer screen now provides the option to reset all GUIDs
    • Save As file dialog in linux appends the selected filetype extension to the current filename
    • The 'Design' Ribbon category now has the panel 'Diagram' before 'Element'
    • About dialog increased in size
    • Ensure when connecting to a chat group with unread messages that it obeys your choice
    • Copy and Paste action consistent between shortcuts CTRL + C / V and context menu options in the browser and on diagram
    • Glossary Ribbon Button moved from Publish to Design and also included in the Collaborate Quick Access window
    • Dragging multiple children of an Annotation node to a Package without an existing Annotation node enabled
    • Ensure the Discuss & Review window correctly load new discussions when the element is already in context
    • Corrected behavior preventing a code position hyperlink being inserted into an inplace editor like the Journal, Discussion or Diary window
    • Help link for the Construct History window when using the F1 key corrected
  • Import / Export
    • Native/XMI import speed for QEAX models improved
    • XMI 1.1 and XMI 2.1 with Strip Guids updated to update the type for a Connector
    • Updated MDZIP Importer to correctly link imported SysML and UAFP elements and connectors to Enterprise Architect's Profile
  • Other
    • 64 bit Edition now opens locally installed User Guide
    • 64 bit Edition now allows jumping to relevant element from Model Validation results
    • 64 bit Edition can now load .sse documents
    • New Document Templates available through Model Wizard (accessed from Document Publishing perspective)
    • Added better file management of Chat, Journal and Discussion internal documents
    • Correcting SQL errors for some built in searches when run on an EADB file
    • Default Diagram will be automatically loaded in model once Project Transfer via Native XML is complete
    • 64 bit Professional Edition will now allow upgrading EAP/EAPX project to QEA/QEAX
    • Corrected upgrade process from EAP/EAPX to QEAX in 64bit to ensure all table rows are correctly transferred
    • Exporting internal document of an element via the api will now return a correct boolean value
    • External Data Integration (SBPI): Sync fields to newly created item
    • Spell Checker dialog now correctly displays accented characters
Preliminary Notes for Enterprise Architect v16.0 (Build 1602) RELEASE CANDIDATE
4th of February 2022

This version of Enterprise Architect is intended solely as a BETA/RELEASE CANDIDATE version to test new features and should not be used in a production environment, or with production models.

This is a summary of highlights for the release with a full list of changes coming soon.

  • Native XEA file exchange format
    • Import Package dialog now offers an option for both native and XMI files
  • Diagramming
    • 'Use Rectangle Notation' is now located in the Appearance sub-menu of an element (previously located in the Advanced sub-menu)
    • Actor Elements added to a Construction diagram now default to 'Use Rectangle Notation' enabled
    • Display of unsaved changes improved for Auto Refresh Diagrams:
      • Now displays an icon with the diagram tab instead of the * in the name of the tab
    • Auto Refresh settings can no longer be changed for locked diagrams
    • UML keywords will now be hidden with stereotypes if 'Show Element Stereotypes' is disabled on a diagram
    • Corrected Custom Draw Style mode so an Element name will show as highlighted when clicked
    • Dashed connectors using Orthogonal Rounded style will now draw corners correctly
    • 'View Composite Diagram' button has been moved from above the top-left of the object to the right side of the object with the other quick buttons
    • 'View Composite Diagram' now supports linked construction diagrams
    • Allow ControlFlow to and from InteractionOccurrence elements
  • Modeling Languages
    • In-place editing a SysML child element compartment item now handles spaces in the name of the type
    • SysML ConstraintBlock editing will no longer give database errors on Oracle
    • Added support for FACE Profile for UAF v1.0:
      • Available in the Unified and Ultimate Editions, and in other editions with a separate UPDM license
    • Improved BPMN association shape scripts
      • Line is now dotted, arrowheads show when bi-directional and line style is now orthogonal square
  • Improved BPMN association shape scripts
    • Line is now dotted, arrowheads show when bi-directional and line style is now orthogonal square
  • Code Engineering
    • C code generation no longer generates definitions for automatically realized functions into the header file
    • C# parsing updated to handle nullable array types
  • Simulation
    • DMN simulation window no longer escapes Unicode characters
    • Corrected copy and paste of simulation artifacts ( BPSim, DMN, SysML ) to ensure they retain their internal configuration
  • Automation
    • Element.ClassifierName and Element.ClassifierType will not give values for all element types
    • Element.Update now longer causes Custom Table elements to show their label again
  • User Interface
    • Slight changes made to Sapphire theme colors to improve their overall look
    • Docked Notes window remains in synch with Risk, Effort and Metric modal dialog changes
    • Opening a Date Picker in the docked Properties window with the space key no longer keeps focus on completion
    • Labels for Maintenance items in the docked Properties window are now consistent when changing between types
    • The Model Mail Preview control will no longer consume the entire available space when making the docked window smaller
    • Added a Toolbar with a drop menu to the Model mail window for easy menu access
    • Corrected loading of Charts that had stored snapshot data
    • Prevented a model integrity error when copy-pasting child elements in Browser
    • Start Page 'Add Diagram' & 'Guidance' tab creation controls are now disabled when no project is loaded
    • RefGUID, RefGUIDList and DiagramRef tagged value types now detect property changes when selecting a new item with the same name
    • Quick Access Toolbar customization dialog usability improved
    • Stereotype dialog will now allow removing stereotypes that have been incorrectly assigned to the wrong type
    • Docked properties window for States can now set the behaviors for states
    • Opening an rtf file from the find in files window no longer causes a potential unexpected application error
    • Corrected loading of Time Series charts
    • Property lists will now draw group headers with a highlight color to make them more noticeable
  • Perspectives
    • Diagram types in the 'Core Extensions' technology can now be included in restricted perspectives
    • Sort order for the New Diagram Dialog and Model Wizard improved when 'All Perspectives' is active
    • UML perspectives will now show model patterns in translated versions
    • All perspective will now show all available diagram types in translated versions
    • Model Wizard patterns for dynamic chart elements improved
  • Execution Analyzer
    • Execute quick access page (Alt+4 or Start > All Windows > Execute) now includes Analyzer Services View
    • Performance enhancements for Code Analyzer and Grammar Editor
    • Code Analyzer Source editor UI set to application UI theme
    • Support Windows cmd Console
    • Support JavaScript debugging for DynamicCharts and Scriptlets
  • Import / Export
    • Magic Draw import updated to correct missing Packages and Elements
    • CSV Import/Export dialog updated to ensure code page is valid under Wine
    • Corrected a BPMN import issue where a Boundary Event's parent could become the lane
    • When exporting a cloned diagram via xmi ensure we maintain the link to the base diagram
  • Other
    • Simplified the project upgrade process when opening an EAP/EAPX file with the 64 bit version of Enterprise Architect
    • Improved speed of upgrading an eap to a qeax file
    • Image Manager updated to correct SQL error on case sensitive databases
    • Cloning a composite element now ensures that the referenced composite diagram is the latest diagram version
    • Corrected SQL in UPDM search for a QEA model
    • Windows new document menu no longer lists EA project types on fresh installs
    • Ensure SQLite project types show the correct Windows explorer icon
Preliminary Notes for Enterprise Architect v16.0 (Build 1601) BETA
20th of December 2021

This version of Enterprise Architect is intended solely as a BETA version to test new features and should not be used in a production environment, or with production models.

This is a summary of highlights for the release with a full list of changes coming soon.

  • Diagramming
    • Multiple improvements for Auto Reload Diagrams to provide a more consistent experience:
      • Diagram will no longer reload while an element is selected on the current diagram
    • Reload Diagram command added to context menu of a diagram
    • Info View draw style improvements:
      • Icon's will render using their shape script if available (for elements such as Archimate)
      • New option 'Apply Element Color' added to info view properties to allow the default color of elements to be applied to the info view where required
      • Notes will now display '...' instead of 'See More' to indicate that more text is available
    • Creating a Kanban pattern from the Construct | Resource Management | Kanban | Workflow Patterns ribbon commands will now work as expected
    • Connectors with a tagged value of _Bezier=true now allow multiple bend points
    • Interaction Occurrence rendering updated to use user selected border color
    • Synchronizing the Action Pins with the Parameters of an Activity will no longer include the Action name in each Pin name
    • Exposed interfaces will no longer be drawn off of the element when placed near the edge of the parent element
    • Classifier rendering for attribute overrides will no longer also show the information as a runstate
  • User Interface
    • Allow a space character to be used when filtering text in the docked history windows
    • The Structured Scenario editor no longer contains a blank space at the bottom of the window when applying high DPI settings
    • The 'Risk', 'Effort' and 'Metric' modal dialogs will now have a default type selected when creating a new item
    • The Inspector window will display a new Risk, Effort or Metric when one is created via the modal dialog
    • Corrected an issue where some hyperlinks in our Model Wizard Pattern Documents failed to execute the link
    • The 'Msg' notification button will no longer display an existing unread model mail as a new notification when changing the load limit of the model mail window
    • When using the modal 'Test' dialog to set a run date, the 'Run By' and 'Checked By' combo boxes will select the current user as a default
    • The 'Status' tab of the Inspector docked window now displays a column header with columns for the status and priority icons
    • Corrected saving of recurring events in the Calendar
    • Ensure (Right ALT + Ctrl + N) does not trigger the 'New Element' dialog for a Polish keyboard when focus is in the view
    • The 'Save Project Shortcut' dialog now allows saving shortcuts in our other supported file extensions
    • Added a new option 'Auto Synchronize' to the Specification Manager that allows the Browser selection to be kept in sync when selecting an item in another package
    • Security Chat Groups will now display an alternate color for your chats to help identify them
    • The 'Create Project Issue' dialog has been corrected to ensure the Resolution Date/Time controls are no longer hidden
    • Ensure when showing the docked Notes and Properties windows, they display the latest changes to a construct item
    • Ensure the 'resource' compartment for an object on a diagram is updated after modifying the percent complete in the resources window
    • Annotation icons in the Browser window will now be drawn as 3 blue dots to make it clearer they are not model elements
    • Improved visual display of Journal/Diary window when using Office Dark Gray 2016/19
    • The Chat window when displayed will now connect to the currently selected actor on a collaboration diagram
    • Added support for Ctrl + Space on a Discussion or Journal entry to view the contents in a read only Popup window
    • The Journal and Diary window will use the current theme colors for the text and background to provide a more integrated look
    • Copying text from controls which use the current theme colors, will no long apply that as a default text color when pasted
    • Ctrl + Space on a Chat item will display a read only notes editor allowing you to copy out a specific piece of text
    • Corrected the text size in the popup notes window when using Ctrl + Space from the chat editor
    • The docked notes window will correctly theme the text and background when changing between a dark and light theme for Office or Visual Studio 2019
    • Pasting an element into a Journal or Diary entry that was copied from a diagram, will now insert a hyperlink to the element and not an image
    • Restrictions to Perspective sets by Security Group will now appear under 'Personalized' in the 'All Perspectives' Menu, rather than at the top level
    • The 'Paste As' dialog now remembers a selection correctly when dropping elements onto Sequence diagrams
    • Improvements to the docked Responsibility Window, including: corrections to the context menu, saving of properties, loading of external requirements and more
    • Ensure while viewing a Package with the Specification Manager that drag and drop in the Browse window correctly moves the selected item(s)
    • Matrix Specification Artifacts will now be listed in matrix profiles list box of the hyperlink dialog
    • Performing a drag in the Browser window will no longer select the first visible item in the tree in specific scenarios
    • While dragging one or more Items in the Browser, you can now correctly release the drag by pressing the Esc key
  • Reporting
    • Document Generation now allows Reviews to be included
    • Document Generation now allows filters to be defined for Attributes.Notes
    • Document Generation exclude filters now support the SQL substitutions #Package# and #WC#
    • Print to PDF rendering improved when Diagram Frames are included
    • HTML generation templates now support #CREATEDATESHORT# and #MODDATESHORT# for Element and Diagram templates to give the date only
    • HTML template editor now allows customization of 'Page Body - Header' and 'Page Body - Footer'
    • Rendering of Connector labels in documents and saved images updated to use the correct background color
    • Generate Element Report (from Start > All Windows > Publish) no longer fails silently if an appropriate element is not selected in the Browser or active diagram
    • Diagram Report (from Start > All Windows > Publish) renamed to 'Generate Diagram Report'
  • Modeling Languages
    • Operation definition using a referenced Behavior is no longer reistricted to the same owner
    • Abstract Action kinds are no longer offered during the creation of an Action
    • UML Standard Library Auxiliary stereotype corrected
    • Constraint elements can be owned by other elements
    • Metamodel rules targeting ActionPin no longer result in validation errors when used
    • Corrected model validation for a Use Case extend and include relationship to prevent it being reported as "not legal"
    • SysML ValueType now supports Generalization/Specialization quicklinks
    • New model wizard patterns for:
      • Dynamic Simulation Win32
      • DMN
      • Wireframe
      • AUTOSAR
    • UAF Security toolbox updated with changes made during the beta period for the specification
    • DMN Decision Table validation handling of discrete allowed values improved
    • SysPhS compartments display of 'physical interactions' improved
  • Code Engineering
    • New option to Enforce Synchronization for implement/override methods:
      • When applied to an element, changing the signature of any operation owned by that element will apply to all overrides
      • When applied to an element, deleting an operation from that element will also delete all overrides
    • LoopNodes and ConditionalNodes in an Activity will now generate code
    • Synchronization of code updates into the model will now remove annotation tagged values when the annotation is removed from code
    • Code Miner C# grammar to fully support language features introduced in version 7 - 9
    • C# reverse engineering updated correct a number of parse errors
    • Import XSD now allows selecting files on network paths
    • Element Behavior code editor structure tree menu improved
  • Simulation
    • Dynamic simulation with Win32 dialogs now preserves the z-order of the diagram for the created dialogs
    • Executable StateMachines order for execution of multiple state machines improved
    • Executable StateMachines now provide means to access Signal attributes from transition and state
    • Added model patterns for Executable State Machines:
      • Multiple Ways to enter a state
      • History Pseudostate
      • Event Macros
  • Automation
    • IChart::AddSurfaceColours can now be called from within scripts
    • EA_OnContextDoubleClicked will now be called when double clicking an element without children in the Browser window
    • EA_ContextItemModified now sends attribute and operation guids for those contexts instead of the parent element
    • Multiple Javascript addins with a dependency on a common class will now load the code from that class
  • Back-End Repository Updates
    • QEA Replication fixes:
      • Database Schema used for QEA Replication updated to match latest QEA schema
      • QEA Conflict resolution no longer crashes after correcting last item
      • QEA Conflict resolution no longer shows a spurious warning after completion in 32 bit
      • 'Remove Replication' now available for QEA files
      • Changes can now be synchronized without closing and re-opening the master model after creating master or replica
      • Deletions from replicas can now be synchronized
    • Construct History windows load corrected for Firebird and Oracle
    • Opening an eap/eapx file after using a native DB connection will no longer fail
    • Add support for MariaDB/MySQL plugins
    • Data Transfer now updates Oracle Sequences appropriately
    • Loading a project from SQLServer repositories that use old schema definitions will no longer fail
    • Multiple queries with anonymous columns updated for compatibility with Native connections
    • Custom SQL Searches over Native connections handling for duplicate information returned improved
  • Other
    • XML parser error reporting restored
    • XMI 2.1 export excessive memory usage fixed
    • Logging for Active Directory Synch and Single Sign-on login attempts improved
    • Switching between models with auditing enabled will no longer cause an error
    • Synchronizing Database Table definitions updated to fix multiple potential failures
    • External Data bindings to profile tagged values now uses the correct name
Preliminary Notes for Enterprise Architect v16.0 (Build 1600) BETA
12th of October 2021

This version of Enterprise Architect is intended solely as a BETA version to test new features and should not be used in a production environment, or with production models.

This is a summary of highlights for the release with a full list of changes coming soon.

  • Enterprise Architect 64 Bit
    • Enterprise Architect has been extensively reworked into both an all new 64 bit version and a legacy 32 bit version
    • The new 64 bit version comes with many performance improvements that allow you to work with much larger data sets, reports, files and repositories
      • Leverage 64 bit OS features and advantages
      • Access larger amounts of memory
      • Process data more effectively compared to 32 bit
      • Support larger report generation tasks
      • Support larger XMI import / export operations
      • Support larger diagram export / save
      • Build and run bigger Simulations
      • Build and search large Code Miner databases
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  • Code Analyzer
    • Search, Query and Inspect your Code Base with incredible speed and detail
      • Compile your code base into a Code Miner repository
      • Use one of the supplied language grammars (or write your own!)
      • Use the MFQL query language to search and inspect your code
      • Results returned in milliseconds, even for large code bases
      • Connect up with EA's code editors to provide on the fly Intelli-sense
      • Expose a code base as a service - either local or shared
      • Fast, minimal impact updates compile in new changes and additions only
      • Create your own grammars to parse any structured information
  • Grid style diagram
    • Build a Spreadsheet, a Dashboard, even a Home page for your model with the new Grid Style diagram
    • Apply a familiar spreadsheet like overlay that automatically constrains elements to a cell size within a specified set of rows and columns
      • Each grid cell can hold an element
      • Rows, columns and cell size are all configurable
      • Optional Row and Column headers to help reference cells by grid position (eg A:1)
      • A new scripting API to reference elements by their grid position is provided
      • Integrates with the new Scriptlet elements to automatically update and process elements in the grid
      • A new and powerful way to organize and manage medium to large sets of information
  • New standard file based repositories
    • Enterprise Architect 16 introduces new standard file based repositories
    • QEA files - the basic personal file based version
    • QEAX files - support shared files with small workgroups
    • The key benefits are
      • Out-of-box EA repository
      • Light weight
      • Serverless
      • Basic replication is supported for offline development
      • .QEAX files support basic file sharing for small workgroups
  • Collaboration
    • Collaborate tools have been restructured into the following new windows
      • 'Chat & Mail' : Chat, Mail, Diary, Recent
      • 'Discuss & Review' : Journal, Discuss, Review
      • 'Discuss & Review History' : Journals, Discussions, Reviews
      • Changes to existing naming include Journal being renamed to Diary and Comments renamed to Journals
    • Added ability to manage and share small files and images through Chat, Journals and Discussions
      • Images can be copied and pasted from the clipboard and directly inserted as a hyperlink to that file in a Chat, Journal or Discussion entry
      • Ctrl + click the hyperlink to view the image or file locally
      • Each tool provides a 'Manage Documents' window for viewing, deleting or resending previous inserted files
      • 'Manage Documents' window allows filtering on files sent by you or others and inspecting other details including file size, type and date sent
      • Files attached to a Journal or Discussion item will be exported & round tripped with that Element or Diagram
    • New unread model mail messages will now appear under the 'Msg' notification button, displayed top right next to 'Perspective' button
    • Collaboration Diagrams now display an icon in the top right corner of an Actor to indicate the active chat
    • Inplace editors for discussions, comments, specification manager and others improved to remove minor redrawing, sizing and scrolling issues
      • For example, in situations where you are using arrow keys to navigate, pasting text, undo|redo or deleting text
  • Scriptlets
    • The all new Scriptlet element lets you tap into EA's underlying rich diagram and element API
    • The new Scriptlets run whenever the diagram is loaded, or run manually on demand
      • Customize appearance, text, tagged values and other properties on the fly
      • Use the new Grid Style diagrams plus Scriptlets to build your own spreadsheets!
      • Update the Grid style diagrams using new cell reference (A:1, A:2, etc) API
      • Automate updates to dynamic properties
      • Apply visual changes to elements, name and tagged values
      • Validate model elements in a diagram
      • Populate a table
      • Render graph elements in a dashboard
      • Dynamically color code elements based on your rules
  • Javascript Console
    • The new Javascript view provides a better visual and interactive experience, helping you to quickly and effectively write and execute Javascript code within EA.
  • Simplified way of connecting to DBMS repositories
    • The native connection method simplifies the connection to existing and new database repositories without the need for installation of drivers for individual DBMS and the definition of DSNs.
  • Start Page enhancements
    • Create from Pattern
      • Quickly create and develop new models using the Create from Pattern tools
    • Add Diagram
      • Instantly select and add new diagrams to your model from UML, SysML and many other open standards and technologies
  • Expanded JavaScript library
    • JavaScript is the new default scripting language in Enterprise Architect 16
    • As part of this change, the existing libraries for VB Script and JScript have been migrated into JavaScript
  • Customizable Quick Access Toolbar
    • Quickly add your favorite and often used commands (including menu buttons) from the Ribbon to the new Quick Access Toolbar
      • Build your own collection of useful tools
      • Right click on an Ribbon item and choose "Add to Quick Access Toolbar"
      • Put the things you need frequently front and center
      • Simple and effective
  • New UI theme - Dark Sapphire
    • New dark visual theme "Dark Sapphire", designed to minimize visual contrast and provide a relaxed reading experience
    • The new theme can be applied to all windows and visual controls in Enterprise Architect
  • Native XEA file exchange format
    • A new fast and convenient alternative to XMI and XML format for speedy data exchange of large packages
    • Using XEA format helps to streamline model archiving and the export and import of Enterprise Architect repositories
  • Configuring AutoName using stereotype
    • Auto-naming has been expanded to include targeting specific element types AND stereotype
      • Finer control over the auto naming of new elements
      • Differentiate based on both element type and stereotype
      • Auto Name similar types from different profiles in their own unique manner
  • Custom Documents
    • One of the major innovations in version 15 is now enhanced to provide an even more compelling solution for building highly customizable reports
      • Ability to select and apply a template on Initial document creation
      • More details on setting the sections
      • Improved content list, now contains element and template being used for each dynamic section
      • Progress bar to provide better feedback during document generation
      • Warnings are now displayed in cases where data would be lost upon updating a dynamic section
      • Custom Document elements can now be created via Diagram Toolbox
      • Custom Document elements can now be created via Diagram Toolbox
      • Numerous enhancements and usability updates
      • Expanded and easily reached Help information
  • Auto-refresh Diagrams
    • Collaborate and co-author diagrams in real time. The new Auto-Refresh diagram option turns your regular Enterprise Architect diagram into a shared white board
    • Just enable Auto-Refresh on your diagram with a preferred time-interval and let your team monitor updates as they happen
  • Auto-Reload changed Diagrams
    • Set Enterprise Architect to reload any diagrams you have open when there are changes made by others working in the same model at the same time
  • Model governance
    • Finer control over user permissions
      • Add data loss prevention rules at the user level on top of model user security authorization to prevent unwanted destruction of model data
      • User restrictions prevent a user from performing specific operations regardless of what their other user and group security privileges allow
    • Auditing performance significantly improved in a various scenarios for example, when creating new elements, saving diagrams
  • Status tab in Inspector window
    • Quickly inspect and review the status and priority of all elements in a diagram
    • An essential triage tool to help you focus on what is important now and what can wait
      • Display a list of all elements in a diagram
      • Focus on the Status and Priority settings of each element
      • Work with your most pressing issues
      • Add your own Priority and Status types to the model to drive your modeling and design
  • Gantt Chart view in Resource Allocation window
    • Resource Allocation docked window now functions as Gantt Chart
      • Provides an improved visual experience for those assigning and managing tasks within the model
      • Get a clear visual of work happening on any element
      • Quickly modify start and end dates with drag and drop
      • Add and modify tasks with ease
      • Zoom in and out on work items
      • Percent complete overlaid on tasks for immediate visual reference
  • External Data tab in Inspector window
    • PCS based Integrations to external systems such as Jira provide the modeler with a multi-faceted view of their information
    • Provides a new tool for digging even deeper into the information stored externally and related to the model "proxy" element
  • Construct History window
    • Monitor your construction in real-time with the new Construct History window
    • Keep an up-to-date view of resource/task allocation, the current testing being run, as well as the current maintenance issues
    • The three Construct Views to keep you informed:
      • The Resource/Task view with current tasks, tasks ending, tasks beginning
      • Testing view for tests run within a configurable time frame
      • Maintenance view for all changes and issues raised and actioned in the recent past
  • New Model Patterns for Systems Engineers
    • Enterprise Architect 16 continues to expand the library of re-usable patterns and content that drives efficiency and productivity
      • DMN patterns
      • AUTOSAR
      • SysML patterns
      • Modelica case studies
      • SysPhS library
      • Octave Solver
      • Scriptlets
  • NIEM 5 Support
    • Get started by simply importing the latest NIEM 5.0 reference model from the Model wizard