Enterprise Architect comes standard with an Find Orphans search, which is supposed to give you a list of all elements that are no longer used in the model, and thus better be removed from the model altogether.

Find Orphans

The problem with this search is that it will only report elements that are not shown on a diagram; which should not be the only criterion to determine if an element is an orphan or not. Not being on a diagram is just fine.… Read more

With EA Navigator version you can now navigate from and to composite diagrams of an element.

Recently I’ve been working a lot with BPMN models. BPMN models make extensive use of the composite diagram mechanism in EA to drill-down on the processes and sub-processes.

In a classical UML model we usually place the composite diagram under the element, in which case finding the composite diagram, or finding the element(s) that have a diagram as composite diagram, is trivial. They are at the same location in the project browser.… Read more

The agenda for the EA User Group event in Brussels on the 18th September 2015 has been published.

It promises a day full of interesting topics for all EA users.

9:40Modelling Microservices in EA
Sander Hoogendoorn
10:25Coffee break
10:55Track 1: EA @Track
2: Architecture and Products
3: Workshops and How-to’s
Geert Bellekens
Making Agile Work in Non-Agile Organizations: Collaborating with EA
Jackie and Ian Mitchell
Hidden Gems in EA
Peter Doomen
11:55EA@ [TBD]Smartfacts
Christoph Bergner
BPMN from Use Cases – Development of an EA Extension
Phil Chudley
12:40Lunch break
Tom Geerts
Enterprise Architect for an Enterprise Architecture
Bert Dingemans
Manage complexity with Model Based Systems Engineering
Rob de Jong
15:10EA@ [TBD]Modelling the DNA of your company
Christian Gijsels
Implementing company standards in Enterprise Architect
Dennis Geluk
15:55Coffee break
16:25EA@ [TBD]Aligning international standards TOGAF® ADM and ArchiMate® in Sparx EA: A Case Study from the Automotive Industry
Tobias Ivarsson
Extending EA with Scripting or Add-ins?
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