Introduction to Sparx Enterprise Architect
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Introduction to Sparx Enterprise Architect

Learn the basic functionalities of the modeling tool Sparx Enterprise Architect
3.9 (57 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
233 students enrolled
Created by Bert Dingemans
Last updated 1/2020
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Introduction to the basic functionality of the modeling tool Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • Sparx Enterprise Architect (trial version) installed on a computer
  • Basic introduction to mind maps and UML class diagrams

In this introduction on Sparx Enterprise Architect you will get an overview of the functionalities available. It is a starting point for creating models in various modeling languages, it describes how you can turn the tool in a repository. Other subjects explained in this course are publishing modeling documents, security, working in teams and maximize your efficency when modeling.

This training is relevant for everybody who wants to make a jumpstart in modeling with Enterprise Architect

Who this course is for:
  • Modelers interested in using Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • Novice Sparx Enterprise Architect Users overwhelmed by the functionalities availabe
Course content
Expand all 25 lectures 02:50:32
+ Introduction to Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 lectures 36:17

Introduction about Sparx Systems, Enterprise Architect, versions and other products around Enterprise Architect

Preview 07:00

Learn about the different modeling langauges and technologies in Enterprise Architect

Preview 06:18

Perspectives are helpful for modeling in specific areas like UML, Business Processes or Enterprise Archirecture


Configure the desktop for optimal modeling in Sparx Enterprise Architect

Configuring the Desktop

Make your models persistent with repositories and make a selection of the right database platform for your situation

Repositories and databases

Short quiz on the lessons in the introduction section

Quiz on Introduction
4 questions
+ Modeling and Diagrams
5 lectures 47:43

Description of the metamodel of Sparx Enterprise Architect, which concepts are relevant in a repository and a model

Modeling elements

Introduction to diagrams and modeling in Enterprise Architect, creating your first diagrams in EA

Modeling basics

Enterprise Architect offers various views on diagrams, this lecture gives an overview of the most important views

Diagram views

Make use of the layout functionalities in Enterprise Architect, to create attractive diagrams

Layout and modeling tips

Some extra functionalities to support advanced modeling like attributes, impact analysis and using image libraries

Advanced modeling and diagrams

A number of questions on modeling basics

Quiz on modeling
4 questions
+ Getting around
5 lectures 32:12

The browser panel is an important tool for finding elements in the repository. Since version 15 this browser is a combination of multiple views to the model in your repository.

Using the browser panel

Model views are a function to create personlized navitions in a browser like style. It has options for favourites, personal searched and even slideshows

Model Views

Two extra windows in Sparx Enterprise Architect to navigate the model in the repository as addition to the browser and the diagrams.

Traceability and relationships

Make use of the various search options in the searh window and eventually create your own searches

Searching functions

Navigation cells and composite diagrams creates navigations in diagrams for the readers of your model.

Navigation cells and composite diagrams

Questions about navigation in EA

Quiz on getting around
4 questions
+ Publising to documents and HTML
5 lectures 29:50

Generating documents with the report generator in Enterprise Architect

Generating documents

Creating documents on the fly with text and reporting fragments

Custom documents for flexibility in reporting

Modify and create reporting templates to introduce your own company layout and create specific reports

Reporting templates

connect documents to your elements based on templates and present content in a company layout in diagrams and the browser

Linked and dynamic documents

Publish HTML content in static HTML pages

HTML publication

Questions about reporting and HTML

Quiz on publication
4 questions
+ Working in teams
5 lectures 24:30

Configure security in Enterprise Architect. Define functionalities based on authorisation

Authorization in Enterprise Architect

Locking of packages and elements in the browser

Locking content with security users and groups

Working sets are relevant in large repositories and modeling teams with multiple team members

Working sets for direct selection of diagrams

Collaboration in teams with various extra functions in Enterprise Architect

Collaboration with discussions, reviews and chats

Baselines for storing the state or version of package content and functionalities to restore (parts of) a model.

Baselines and releases

Questions on working in teams with EA

Quiz on working in teams
4 questions