The Ultimate Guide to upgrade to Sparx Enterprise Architect 14

Sparx Systems has released its beta version of Enterprise Architect 14. Sparx Systems have added various new features in this version.

It is high time for Enterprise Architect users to upgrade from Enterprise Architect 13.5 to Enterprise Architect 14. We thought a guide with list of menus, frequently used by EA practitioners would be very helpful. This ultimate guide focuses highly up on how to access those frequently used options from menu bars along with some shortcuts. Since there are many changes in menus for frequently used options like Package Baseline, Export/Import of XMI, Linked Documents and others. Below table shows comparison between Enterprise Architect 13.5 and Enterprise Architect 14.

Enterprise
Architect Features

Version

Enterprise Architect 13.5

Enterprise Architect 14

Start

Project
Browser (Alt + 0)

Start | Browser

Start | Browse | Project Browser

Preferences
/ Settings (Ctrl + F9)

Start | Preferences

Start | Preferences

Menu
Customize

Start | Preferences | Customize

Start | Visual Style | Customize

Summary

Start | Summary

Start | Properties | Summary

Resources
(Alt +6)

Start | Resources

Start | Browse | Resources

Notes
(Ctrl + Shift + 1)

Start | Notes

Start | Properties | Notes

Tagged
Values (Ctrl + Shift + 6)

Start | Tagged Values

Start | Properties | Tagged Values

Element
Browser (Alt + 9)

Start | Element Browser

Start | Browse | Element Browser

Relationships
(Ctrl + Shift + 2)

Start | Relationships

Start | Trace | Relationships

Element
Properties (Alt + 1)

Start | Properties

Start | Properties

Find
in Project (Ctrl + f)

Start | Search | Search In Model

Start | Search |Model

Workspace

Start | Perspectives

Start | Workspace

Visual
Style

Start | Visual Style

Start | Visual Style

Perspective

Start | Perspectives

Start | Perspective

Design

Traceability
(Ctrl + Shift + 4)

Design | Traceability

Start | Trace | Traceability

Relationship
Matrix

Design | Matrix

Start | Trace | Relationship Matrix

Gap
Analysis Matrix

Design | Gap Analysis

Start | Trace | Gap Analysis Matrix

Toolbox
(Alt + 5)

Design | Toolbox

Design | Toolbox

Change
Diagram Type

Design | Diagram | Manage | Change Type

Design | Diagram | Edit | Change Type

Specification
View

Design | Specification View

Design | Specification

List
View

Design | List View

Design | List

Gantt
View

Design | Gantt View

Design | Gantt

Change
Element Type

Design | Element | Manage | Change Type

Design | Element | Edit | Change Type

Layout

Diagram
Layout

Layout | Diagram Layout

Layout | Diagram Layout

Pan
and Zoom

Layout | Pan and Zoom

Layout | Pan and Zoom

Diagram
Filter

Layout | Diagram Filters

Layout | Diagram Filters

Publish

Glossary
(Alt + 2)

Publish | Glossary

Publish | Glossary

Import
MDG Technology

Publish | Technology | Publish | Import MDG
Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Publish | Import MDG
Technology

Generate
MDG Technology

Publish | Technology | Publish | Generate MDG Technology

Specialize | Technologies | Publish | Generate MDG Technology

Configure

Project
Options

Configure | Options

Configure | Options

UML
Types (Stereotypes / Tagged Values / Cardinality Values)

Configure | UML Types

Configure | UML Types

Project
Types

Configure | Project Types

Configure | Project Types

Database
Datatypes

Configure | Settings | Database Datatypes

Configure | Settings | Database Datatypes

Namespace
Roots

Configure | Settings | Namespace Roots

Configure | Settings | Namespace Roots

Preprocessor
Macros

Configure | Settings | Preprocessor Macros

Configure | Settings | Preprocessor Macros

Manage
Technology

Configure | Technology | Manage

Specialize | Technologies | Manage

Manage
Security

Configure | Security | Manage

Configure | Administer

Project
Transfer

Configure | Transfer | Project Transfer

Configure | Transfer | Project Transfer

Export
Reference Data

Configure | Transfer | Export Reference Data

Configure | Transfer | Export Reference Data

Import
Reference Data

Configure | Transfer | Import Reference Data

Configure | Transfer | Import Reference Data

Enable
Audit

Configure | Audit

Configure | Auditing

Project
Integrity

Configure | Check Integrity | Project Integrity

Configure | Integrity Check | Project Integrity

Reset
ID

Configure | Check Integrity | Reset IDs

Configure | Integrity Check | Reset IDs

Repair
.EAP file

Configure | Check Integrity | Manage .EAP file | Repair .EAP file

Configure | Integrity Check | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Repair
.EAPX/.EAP file

Compact
.EAP file

Configure | Check Integrity | Manage .EAP file | Compact
.EAP file

Configure | Integrity Check | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file
| Compact .EAPX/.EAP file

Update
.EAP file Indexes

Configure | Check Integrity | Manage .EAP file | Update .EAP file
Indexes

Configure | Integrity Check | Manage .EAPX/.EAP file | Update
.EAPX/.EAP file Indexes

Construct

Discussion

Construct | Discussion

Start | Discussions

Team
Review

Construct | Team Review

Start | Reviews

Resource
Allocation

Construct | Resources Allocation

Construct | Resources

Code

Code
Templates

Code | Configure | Code Template Editor

Code | Options | Edit Code Templates

Code
Engineering Datatypes

Code | Configure | Code Engineering Datatypes

Or

Configure | Settings | Code Engineering Datatypes

Code | Options | Configure Code Engineering
Datatypes

Or

Configure | Settings | Database Datatypes

Import
Source Code

Code | Import Code

Or

Package Context Menu | Code Engineering | Import Source Directory

Code | File | Import Directory

Scripting

Code | Scripting

Specialize | Scripting

Extend

Manage
Add-ins

Extend | Manage Add-Ins

Specialize | Add-Ins | Manage

Others

Linked
Document

Element Context Menu | Linked Document

Start | Properties | Linked Document

Export
XMI

Package Context Menu | Import/Export | Export package to XMI file

Publish | Export XMI

Import
XMI

Package Context Menu | Import/Export | Import
package from XMI file

Publish | Import XMI

Apply
Auto Naming to Elements

Package Context Menu | Advanced | Apply Auto Naming to Elements

Design | Edit | Advanced | Apply Auto Naming

Turn
on Level Numbering

Package Context Menu | Advanced | Turn on Level
Numbering

Design | Edit | Advanced | Toggle Level Numbering

Package
Baseline – New

Package Context Menu |  Package
Control | Package Baseline

Design | Edit | Manage Baselines | Manage Baselines

Package
Control

Package Context Menu | Package Control | Configure

Or

Publish | Package Control | Configure

Publish | Package Control | Configure

Generate
Source Code

Package Context Menu | Code Engineering | Generate Source Code

Code | Generate

Project
Browser Search

Project Browser | Drop Down | Find in Project

Project Browser | Drop Down | Find in Project

Document
Generation

Package Context Menu | Documentation | Generate Documentation

Project Browser Drop Down | Documentation | Generate Documentation
(RTF/PDF/DOCX)

Diagram
Properties Dock

NA

Start | Properties

Context
Browser (Alt + 0)

NA

Start | Browse | Context Browser

Dynamic
Document

NA

Start | Properties | Dynamic Document

Inline
Specification

NA

Design |  View As | Toggle
Inline Specification View

We highly appreciate your comments. Also comment if we missed to add any frequently used options.

4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Guide to upgrade to Sparx Enterprise Architect 14

  • Hello,
    Can you please send me a PDF version of the EA 14 guide?
    Also, I am not able to open the EA Example file after installing EA 14 today. I am getting a “DAO” library error.
    Thank you.
    Dr. Mathews K. George
    [Registered User and long-time customer]

  • Nice topic. I would really like to receive thais as an PDF. Next week I will be presenting the difference between SEA 13 and 14 at my customer (Federal government of the Netherlands) and would like to include som e of this information.

    Thanks in advance.

    Regards,

    Kenneth

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