How can you use state-of-the-art modeling tools to design and document your geodatabases?
How do you link and trace existing geodatabases with other parts of your corporate model?
This webinar answers these important questions and demonstrates the design of an ArcGIS geodatabase in Enterprise Architect.
Ben Constable, Senior Analyst at Sparx Systems, answers these important questions and shows you how to:
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Enterprise Architect 11 was used during the demonstration. Nearly all of the demonstrated functionality, however, is available in the latest release of Enterprise Architect 10 (Build 1010). For this webinar topic, the only notable differences between versions 10 and 11 are the availability of enhanced report templates in Enterprise Architect 11 and the expanded ArcGIS context menu available when you select a Workspace package in the Project Browser.
A public beta release of Enterprise Architect 11 is already available. See the beta release web page for details. The date of the general availability (GA) release has not been provided at this stage.
Yes. Enterprise Architect supports import of Visio models. There is an additional script that you need to run after importing your model, which ensures that the ArcGIS UML profile is compatible with Enterprise Architect. For complete instructions, see our web page on importing ArcGIS Visio models.
The Building class was left as an unstereotyped abstract class. The House class, however, was stereotyped as Point, because we wanted a simple example that included a Feature Class. So for the purpose of the example, it suited us to treat houses as nothing more than a dot on a map.
Here's an explanation of the queries and how to use them:
To use these custom queries, first import them into Enterprise Architect from the XML file:
Now you can run the queries from any Enterprise Architect model. For example, to Find Domain References:
The list of results has three columns:
As shown, you can right-click any of the results to navigate to the referring element in diagrams or the Project Browser, or view its properties. You can also drag and drop any of the search results from the list onto an open diagram to add the referring element to that diagram.
Yes. The main template and its sub-templates (Template Fragments) are included in the example model that you can download from this page. Please note that these are prototype templates for use with Enterprise Architect version 11. We are developing more complete data dictionary templates for ArcGIS, which will be available in a future release of Enterprise Architect. If needed, you can create similar templates for earlier versions, using Enterprise Architect's template editor.
Professional edition, or above. See our web page that compares Enterprise Architect editions.
No. As mentioned above, the latest release of Enterprise Architect 10 (Build 1010) is sufficient. Some relevant enhancements will be included, however, in the Enterprise Architect 11 release.
Enterprise Architect supports topology, geometric networks and various other spatial types supported by ArcGIS. For more information and an example, search the Enterprise Architect User Guide for: topology.
No. Currently users cannot set a Weight on each Feature Class.
We plan to support Annotations and Dimensions in future. We have noted this request for Parcel Fabric.
Enterprise Architect supports the Geographic, Projected and Vertical Coordinate Systems used by ArcGIS.
Yes. Enterprise Architect supports definition of Relationship Rules, Connectivity Rules and Topology Rules.
We do not, however, currently provide a facility to automatically write these changes out to an existing geodatabase. We hope to release that capability in future.