Top 5 handy hints for creating "Structured" Use Cases in Enterprise Architect

I was inspired to write this post by Ian Mitchell from eaDocX’s use case discussion at today’s European EA User Group in London. It got me thinking about traps I've fallen into and tips that aren't immediately obvious when starting out with the structured scenario editor. 1. Writing…

A better way of importing and maintaining requirements within EA - introducing eaDocX

In a previous post we looked at using the de-facto standard for importing data into EA – the CSV import. Now while this method works, it is a pain and comes with the limitations of using a CSV based format – one wrong comma can throw off your entire data set! I've…

Adding a UI (prototype) to Model Simulations in EA

Following on from my previous post on creating and simulating state machines in Enterprise Architect (EA), I will walk through the process of adding a UI to prototype and further interactivity to your model. If you recall the previous article, I walked through the process of setting up ‘Triggers’ to…

Creating and Simulating (also validating) a state machine using Enterprise Architect

Recently I have been reverse engineering a state transition (officially a state machine but I prefer the term state transition model) to understand the complex life-cycle of our application’s central object. I had seen a demo on model simulation but the focus was more on a generated model from…

Track changes in generated documents with EA + SharePoint (or without!)

I wanted to share a tip that I've been using for a while that seems to be a reason some people give for not liking Enterprise Architect (EA) – not being able to track document changes. EA works by generating RTF documents of its content which many users prefer of the…

Import requirements into Enterprise Architect with CSV Import

I want to share a quick guide to importing existing requirements into Enterprise Architect in order to start building traceability and management structure over your requirements. In a lot of organisations, requirements definition takes the unsophisticated form of either a word or excel document. This is typically due to existing…