Windows Versions

  • Windwos 7, Since EA Version 12 Windows 10 support. (32 bit and 64 bit operating systems supported*)
    EA Version 10 Windwos 8 support.
    Enterprise Architect Version 8.0 for Windows 7 Microsoft® Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2008 Server,   Windows Server 2012 R2
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 800 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1280*720 or higher resolution display

*Enterprise Architect is a 32 bit application, however it can be run on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Operating Systems.
Note for Windows Vista users:
Under Windows Vista (with User Account Control turned on) an application starts with only standard permissions, regardless of what level of authority the current user has. As a result, an installer run normally with an Admin account under Vista only has standard privileges and either is not able to write to certain critical areas of the registry/file system, or redirects the write requests to a per-user virtualized registry/file system.

Sparx Systems recommends that if you are installing on Windows Vista, always run the Enterprise Architect installer with Administrator privileges (recommended whether you have UAC turned on or not). To grant the application Administrator privileges, right-click on the downloaded installer icon and select the Run as administrator menu option.

Linux Version 

  • Linux Operating System (kernel 2.4 or later)
  • CodeWeavers' Crossover 10.0.3 (or later)**, Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8,
  • Linux Operating System (kernel 2.4 or later)
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 800 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1280*720 or higher resolution display

Mac Version

  • Mac OS 10.8 or later
  • Wine 1.8 (minimum)** (Or CrossOver Mac 15.0.1, or later)
  • Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8, 
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 800 MB of available hard-disk space
  • 1280*720 or higher resolution display

**Wine is continually updated. For the best experience, we recommend maintaining an updated version of either the Stable or Development version from The development version is frequently updated with fixes that will directly improve Enterprise Architect compatibility, but may experience small problems on occasion. In general, we believe that this branch offers the best experience with Enterprise Architect.

Database Support for Corporate Edition***

  • SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 and 2012
  • SQL Server 2016 since EA 13
  • MySQL 
  • Oracle 9i, 10g, 11g and 12c
  • PostgreSQL 
  • MSDE 
  • Sybase Adaptive Server Anywhere
  • MS Access 
  • Firebird
  • Progress OpenEdge

***The file based databases, MS Jet and Firebird, can be used with any edition of Enterprise Architect. These repository files are named as *.eap and *.feap, respectively. Hosting a model in a server based DBMS repository, however, requires Corporate edition, or higher. For a list of supported DBMS versions see the Help topic Server Based Repositories, under the subheading DBMS Products you can use.

Pro Cloud Server

System Requirements for Pro Cloud Server

  • 120 MB hard disk space
  • 4GB Memory
  • 1280*720  resolution or greater
  • ODBC Drivers 32 bit where needed

If you install the DBMS and IIS on the same machine:

  • 10 GB hard disk space (better more)
  • 16 GB Memory

If you install PHP7 on the same machine

  • 100 GB hard disk space (better more)
  • 24 GB Memory

Operating Systems Supported:

  • Windows 2003 Server or later (64bit recommended)
  • We recommend 2012 or later

Enterprise Architect Versions Supported:

  • Enterprise Architect Corporate Version 13 (or later)