Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architect

Average User Rating:
4.5
out of 33 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    10 build 1010
  • Total Downloads:
    176,017
  • Date Added:
    February 14, 2014
  • File Size:
    40.86MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    94
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 32

5 stars

"Enjoy Working for the last 10 years"

November 21, 2013  |  By objeng

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 9.3 build 935

Pros

EA is a full set of tools when one cares for software design rather then just hacking along. EA is like a pocket calculator by HP. It has more in it then you regularly need. If you have to model or reengineer some software you have a very good chance to find it in the offered set of EA. The use is intiitiv or easily found in the help. The use is robust. Generation of pragmatic docs is easy and code generation is very good. Even reengineering C++ code gave great results. I love to work with EA it fullfils the daily wishes of a software engineer

Cons

Interface design and generating WSDL is not that intuitive

Summary

I have been working with EA for the last 10 years after having worked with Rational Rose 10 years before. EA was more then a full replacement for RR. As we modernize old software we often have to reengineer existing code and this works (with exception of COBOL ;-)) even for C++ very good. I mostly use it in conjunction with Java. Also documenting software architectures with EA is straight forward. I love to work with EA and the price model is great. Great improvments every year. Australian Software companies are No 1 in the world!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Easy-to use anf function-rich, great CASE tool"

April 15, 2013  |  By emusty

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 9.3 build 935

Pros

Due to great diagramming features, you can focus on the information represented rather than the presentation itself. Support for wide range of standards and practices makes EA fit for many purposes. EA is in continuous development, so you can really expect new and improved features over time.

Cons

Document generation is a bit tricky and could be greatly enhanced.

Summary

Great for single professionals and teams, too, with no (or with a very minimal) administration overhead. You can draw diagrams quickly, and you can reliably turn your diagrams into data models and SQL scripts, as well.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Beats toolsets 10 times more expensive"

January 08, 2013  |  By the_kaptain

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 9.3 build 935

Pros

Covers everything and more you can thing of from business modelling to round trip coding. Frameworks, standards, Methodologies are all there.

The benefit is once you get over the learning curve of the product and of course KNOW the framework/notation you wish to use you can customise how you want to work.

Cons

It is a tool to cover a vast array of areas some which it does better than others but is not a master of any.

Summary

At this price it is worth purchasing to get your company rolling if you have nothing in place or an area of your life cycle is missing it will help you to deliver and ask question how you could work better.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

2 stars

"Too powerful for its own good"

May 18, 2011  |  By SurfSerf

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 8.0 build 859

Pros

It is capable of doing any type of design and analysis documentation that you may ever want

Cons

Getting it do actually do what you want in a intuitive manner is next to impossible.

Summary

It seems to have been built by starting with a fairly straightforward diagramming tool that then got expanded and expanded over time without any coherent thought as to how the whole package would inter-operate

Looking back at the previous work I have done with EA, I find many instances where I have tried to do something, struggled for half a day, and then given up and used another package.

I typically find that by the time I have given up trying to complete a simple step - such as adding an alternate path to a use case, I could have done the whole process in countless other programs. Menu items come and go, items show up far from where they would be in any other package, and there are myriad configurable options when all you want is a simple Sequence diagram.

Buying the product is the cheap part - it is the training you need to think the Sparx way that will bankrupt you.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

2 stars

"Very powerful, but annoying when programming C++"

February 22, 2011  |  By bluespirit25

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 7.5 build 848

Pros

Good implementation of the UML standard (many features)
Nice colors (not too eye-catching)

Cons

Bad zooming behavior (fonts, drag&drop, etc)
Too less information per cm²
Bad C++ support
No usable support for templates
Often not intuitive

Summary

Explanation to the CONs (this is just based on the class diagrams):

1) Bad zooming behavior
When you zoom out, very early the fonts are too tiny to read (compared with StarUML, where this problem appears very much later). At a later zoom-step all fonts disappear - instead of showing only the class name.

2) No usable support for templates
When using the reverse engineering and having templates in the code, the relationships are missing

3) Bad C++ Support
When having members as Pointers or References, they are not tracked. This means, when renaming the class - the member-type stays the same. When dropping all reference/pointer syntax (* and &) it works..

4) Too less Information per cm²
There are great gaps in each class diagram, which could be filled with information. So the fonts are small, and on a regular monitor you can only visualize 3 classes - what is too less.

5) Often not intuitive
If you don't use the EA for some weeks, it's hard to get productive again. E.g. having shortcuts as F3 repeat a relationship action, and Shift+F3 for repeating a 'creation action' (as creating a class). Or a double-click on the member opens some class info screen, which is normally not interesting...

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Best value for money CASE tool there is"

October 14, 2010  |  By AndyBo1

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 8.0 build 859

Pros

EA is easy to use
Very cheap compared to the big names but does everything they do.
The HTML generation of the model makes documentation easily visible
Customisation extends the model

Cons

Requirements repoting could be better

Summary

I have used a number of very expensive CASE tools in the last 15 years and using EA for nearly 10 years. EA does everything they do and at a fraction of the price.
As a Business Analyst it documents everything I want. It fully supports BPML, allows for domain modelling, and most importantly requirements modelling.
HTML generation of the documentation makes the model visable and easy to review.
It is easy to customise the model to extend functionality where needed, e.g. additional attributes.
The product is constantly being expanded - the latest release incorporates Business Rules Modelling (not used yet)
I cannot fault this product.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Great product, full of usefull UML tool and more."

May 18, 2010  |  By Rob8415

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 7.5 build 848

Pros

Easy to use with a great range of modelling tools, I am new to UML however I have found this product to meet all my needs. Well done! I like how it allows code engineering and reverse engineering. Makes software development more fun.

Cons

So much to choose from, this at first was my opinion, however it covers all area's of UML 2 and this is really a good thing.

Summary

Great investment, thanks guys for a great affordable product. :)

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Everything in one place"

March 19, 2010  |  By Geoff12728

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 7.5 build 848

Pros

Clean, logical interface.
Easy to reverse engineer
Link everything !
Manage requirements
Manage build and testing cycle
Easy to document and export
Good at generating code and DDL to create databases.
Cheaper than alternatives, and reliable

Cons

Sometimes so many features, it is hard to recall where one component is.
The documenter is good, but complex to configure or modify.
The Diagrams are adequate, but not as 'pretty' as some tools, if making a presentation.

Summary

I have been using this for nearly 10 years, it has been the only tool that integrates all aspects of the Software Development lifecyle and is great at project team work and the price point means that I can equip the whole team with a common toolset for multiple roles. The version control is a little bit onerous, but it is good to enforce strict control throughout a large and disperesed team as long as there is access to the tool and version control repository.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Cost effective, Comprehensive"

February 25, 2010  |  By Krayol

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 7.5 build 848

Pros

UML compliant - supports all diagram types
Easy to use
Incredibly complete
Integrates with other products
Standardised interchange format (XMI)
Version control support
Repositories include Access, SQL Server, Oracle, etc
Floating licenses

Cons

A bit quirky in places (odd key bindings)
A little dated looking
Sometimes hard to find the function that you are looking for in the menus (although it's usually there, somewhere!)

Summary

Used here for requirements capture (very good), Use case diagrams, activity, other modeling.

A great tool for UML - IMHO the best that you can get; and a fraction of the price of many others.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

5 stars

"Good and easy to use modeling tool"

October 07, 2009  |  By meierch

 |  Version: Enterprise Architect 3.5

Pros

High usability, broad coverage of modeling languages, pragmatic support of features in the entire software engineering process, multi user support, flexible repository

Cons

Not always 100% UML compliant (e.g. cardinalities in operation parameters, etc.)

Summary

Cool and affordable tool with a pragmatic end to end modeling support! Recommended!!!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

Results 1–10 of 32

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Enterprise Architect
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 10 build 1010
Enterprise Architect 10 provides powerful new tools for user interface simulation, impact analysis, improved model documentation, enhanced project management and much more. New tools and technologies include SysML 1.3, GML, Document Fragments and Profile Helpers for extending UML.
General
Publisher Sparx Systems
Publisher web site http://www.sparxsystems.com.au
Release Date January 29, 2014
Date Added February 14, 2014
Version 10 build 1010
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Specialized Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 40.86MB
File Name easetup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 176,017
Downloads Last Week 94
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $239

Previous Versions:

Add to my list Report a problem
 
read more +

More Products to Consider

Close[x]

Submit a problem report for Enterprise Architect

Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

Problem:

The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

The download link does not work

The software has a newer version

The product contains malicious software

Other

Description:

Please select a feedback type.

Please enter a description.

Submit Problem Report

Close[x]

Problem Report submitted

Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

OK