New and expanded collaborative tools support a rich, co-operative team based approach to modeling
- Chat in real time with team members.
- Keep a personal model based diary to record your thoughts, ideas and experiences.
- Stay in touch with other modelers and groups using Model based Mail.
- Record ad hoc thoughts and ideas on a daily basis using the Element Journal.
- Create topics and post replies to formal element Discussions .
- Provide, collect and manage formal feedback using the expanded Review Systems.
- Share text files, images and videos with team members by attaching to Chat message.
Effective team collaboration modeling with Journals, Reviews and Discussions
Shorten your project schedule using streamlined model reviews. Quickly create review sets by gathering and organizing review artifacts in diagrams and adding those diagrams as navigation cells to the review diagram. Use the hard coded review indicators to set the status types for the review artifacts. Capture review notes as discussions and post comments with date stamps. The improved user interface allows you to join an active review and leave review on closing the model. You can now filter the reviews by discussion status, approval status, priority and recent replies. Quickly access Test management, Resource management and Maintenance windows from the dropdown menu of the review items.
Stay in control with simple and intuitive model auditing. Experience improved visibility of the changes for model administrators/ managers. Enterprise Architect 16 is equipped with faster audit functionality that will swiftly maintain model quality and offers nimble change management. Track down changes and easily explore and search significant changes to the model over a period of time. Find out who changed an element, track changes made in a time period, stay in touch with modifications made by your off shore team.
Finer control over user permissions
Safeguard your model with tighter governance. Add data loss prevention rules at 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. Restrictions can be applied to deleting packages, diagrams, elements, connectors, attributes and operations. They can also be used to restrict XMI Import, restore from baseline and delete baseline. Basically anything that could possibly lead to 'data loss'
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. Combined with Chat, Discussions and/or Review you can create your own real time, distributed and dynamic modeling environment.
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. A personal option that lets you keep up to date with minimal fuss.
Stay current and in touch with how other people's work may impact your own
Ensure any diagram reports EA generates are up-to-date
Ensure you are always looking at and working with the latest version of a diagram
Access: Layout | Diagram | Options | Auto Reload Changed Diagrams