Getting Started with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect Training

This course provides information on basic Enterprise Architect (EA) operations applicable to all user disciplines.Common EA activities will be exercised by participants to create a project and model elements. The focus is on providing a working knowledge of the tool using it as a means of communication with stakeholders. Each discussion is followed by a set of hands-on exercises using the selected version and edition of EA.
Course Details


1 day


Participants need access to Sparx Enterprise Architect for hands-on exercises.

Skills Gained

  • Understand the EA repository structure
  • Use Sparx Enterprise Architect to develop a representative model for project needs
  • Understand how to build architecture models
  • Understand the model repository and how to best organize the modelĀ 
Course Outline
  • Overview of EA
  • Reviewing the EA model repository
    • Standalone vs remote repository
  • Customizing the EA User Interface - an overview of the available windows and presentation options
    • Creating a project scenario
    • Introduction to MDG Technologies
    • Perspectives use and customization
    • Initial model organization using EA models, views and packages
  • Reference Data
    • Tagged Values
    • Project Glossary
    • Images
    • Templates
  • Overview of diagrams and model elements in EA
    • Creating diagrams - exploring the graphical and list views of EA diagrams
    • Creating, moving and deleting model elements
    • Alignment, Spacing, Grid snap
    • Creating and editing relationships between model elements
    • Hide connections vs Delete connection
    • Instance vs Links in diagrams
    • Common/useful Keyboard short cuts
    • Filter View
    • Model Element Properties dialog and window
  • Traceability in the EA model
    • Tool support for change impact analysis
  • Relationship matrices - tips that make it usable with more than 5 elements
  • Model navigation - using EA features for searching and finding elements and diagrams
    • Find in Project Browser
    • Find in All Diagrams
    • Search Project Browser
    • Diagram and element layout and appearance