Sparx Systems has released Version 10 of its Enterprise Architect high-performance modeling, visualization, and design platform based on the UML 2.4.1 standard.
New refinements to the product are (as always) based on increased performance, but also on extending modeling power and standards compliance. Inside the total toolkit are new tools like user interface simulation, impact analysis tools, model documentation, and enhanced project management.
New technologies incorporated here include SysML 1.3, GML, RTF sub-templates, and Profile creation helpers for extending UML.
According to Sparx, this product now enjoys complete traceability from mind mapping, through requirements, and onward to business and software design and deployment.
"Enterprise Architect 10 provides the kind of robust and efficient visualization and collaboration required in today's large and demanding modeling environments," said the company. "We encourage you to take a look at the release and discover for yourself how Enterprise Architect 10 will revitalize and empower your models, designs, software, systems, and business processes."
The user interface has undergone significant enhancements designed to help improve productivity and workflow with a new diagram search box and the ability to focus attention on the current element and its related elements using the Diagram Context Filter.
In terms of new rapid diagramming tools and techniques — improved impact analysis capabilities now exist with enhancements to insert related elements. Element handling has also been improved with customizable selection handles, finer control over the Insert Related Elements dialog, and "many improvements" to the drawing of elements, including selection and manipulation.