About MDG Technology

Model Driven Generation (MDG) Technologies.

MDG Technologies encapsulate a logical collection of resources (such as UML patterns and profiles) that pertain to a specific technology or modeling domain. These are 'pluggable' resources for Enterprise Architect that reside either in a physical directory or URL. Users may create their own MDG Technologies with the aid of Profile Helpers, which guide you through the process of creating a UML profile, associated toolboxes and new diagram types. Furthermore, users can take advantage of MDG Technologies that are packaged with the Enterprise Architect installer, such as ArchiMate and Mind Mapping. Free plug-in technologies that support such activities as CORBA code engineering and BPMN model validation are also available. In addition, licensed solutions for systems modeling (SysML), Distributed Data Services (DDS) and other modeling domains are available. Sparx Systems supports industry-standard architectural frameworks to facilitate enterprise modeling. Framework implementations in Enterprise Architect are based on the UML and its related specifications, which maximizes architectural rigor and allows users to exchange enterprise model information using standards such as XMI. Supported architectural frameworks include; The Zachman Framework, DoDAF, MODAF, UPDM, TOGAF and more.

Model Driven Generation (MDG) Technology

  • Zachman Framework Technology - Sparx Systems' new MDG Technology underpins the organizational viewpoints and structures of the Zachman Framework with great depth, breadth and modeling integrity. Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect models are based on the UML 2.5 standard, with extensions for requirements modeling, testing, project management, mind mapping, and much more.
  • TOGAF Technology - Sparx Systems equips Enterprise Architect users with a model-based framework for implementing architectures using the TOGAF-9.1 Architecture Development Method. Tightly integrated with Enterprise Architect, MDG Technology for TOGAF extends UML 2.5 to support The Open Group’s approach to information systems architecture.
  • UPDM Technology - MDG Technology for UPDM integrates tightly with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and provides a model-based framework for planning, designing and implementing DoDAF and MODAF architectures.
  • SysML Technology - The MDG Technology for SysML together with Enterprise Architect gives a powerful, low-cost modeling solution for Systems Engineering. This integrated modeling environment includes advanced modeling capabilities and the ability to specify system requirements with powerful modeling support.
  • DDS Technology - MDG Technology for DDS ensures a powerful environment for designing complex data-centric publish-subscribe services for real-time applications. The team-based modeling environment allows users to automatically generate executable code for OpenSplice and RTI DDS implementations.