EA 16.0 released

Enterprise Architect 16, for both 64-bit and 32-bit, are now available for download.

Modeling and Collaborating in a Rapidly Changing World

  • Collaborate tools have been restructured into the following new windows
  • Added ability to manage and share small files and images through Chat, Journals and Discussions
  • Images can be copied and pasted from the clipboard and directly inserted as a hyperlink to that file in a Chat, Journal or Discussion entry
  • Ctrl + click the hyperlink to view the image or file locally
  • New unread model mail messages will now appear under the 'Msg' notification button, displayed top right next to 'Perspective' button
  • Collaboration Diagrams now display an icon in the top right corner of an Actor to indicate the active chat
  • In-place editors for discussions, comments, specification manager and others improved to remove minor redrawing, sizing and scrolling issues

Auto-refresh Diagrams

  • Collaborate and co-author diagrams in real time. The new Auto-Refresh diagram option turns your regular Enterprise Architect diagram into a shared white board
  • Just enable Auto-Refresh on your diagram with a preferred time-interval and let your team monitor updates as they happen

Model governance

  • Finer control over user permissions
  • Auditing performance significantly improved in a various scenarios for example, when creating new elements, saving diagrams
  • Auto-Reload changed Diagrams
  • Set Enterprise Architect to reload any diagrams you have open when there are changes made by others working in the same model at the same time

Grid style diagram

  • Build a Spreadsheet, a Dashboard, even a Home page for your model with the new Grid Style diagram
  • Apply a familiar spreadsheet like overlay that automatically constrains elements to a cell size within a specified set of rows and columns

Enterprise Architect 64-bit

  • Enterprise Architect has been extensively reworked into both an all new 64-bit version and a legacy 32 bit version.
  • The new 64-bit version comes with many performance improvements that allow you to work with much larger data sets, reports, files and repositories.

New standard file based repositories

  • Enterprise Architect 16 introduces new standard file based repositories
  • Supporting Enterprise Architect 64-bit
  • QEA files - the basic personal file based version
  • QEAX files - support shared files with small work-groups
  • One touch migration tools from EAP/EAPX to QEA/QEAX

Construct History window

  • Monitor your construction in real-time with the new Construct History window
  • Keep an up-to-date view of resource/task allocation, the current testing being run, as well as the current maintenance issues
  • Three Construct Views to keep you informed

Custom Documents

  • One of the major innovations in version 15 is now enhanced to provide an even more compelling solution for building highly customizable reports

Start Page enhancements

  • Create from Pattern - Quickly create and develop new models using the Create from Pattern tools
  • Add Diagram - Instantly select and add new diagrams to your model from UML, SysML and many other open standards and technologies

External Data tab in Inspector window

  • PCS based Integration to external systems such as Jira provide the modeler with a multi-faceted view of their information
  • Provides a new tool for digging even deeper into the information stored externally and related to the model "proxy" element

Code Analyzer

  • Search, Query and Inspect your Code Base with incredible speed and detail
  • Compile your code base into a Code Miner repository
  • Use one of the supplied language grammars - or write your own!
  • Use the MFQL query language to search and inspect your code
  • Connect up with Enterprise Architect's code editors to provide on the fly Intelli-sense


  • The all new Scriptlet element lets you tap into Enterprise Architect's underlying rich diagram and element API
  • The new Scriptlets run whenever the diagram is loaded, or run manually on demand
  • Customize appearance, text, tagged values and other properties on the fly
  • Use the new Grid Style diagrams plus Scriptlets to build your own spreadsheets!
  • Update the Grid style diagrams using new cell reference (A:1, A:2, etc) API

JavaScript Console

  • The new JavaScript view provides a better visual and interactive experience, helping you to quickly and effectively write and execute JavaScript code within EA.
  • Simplified way of connecting to DBMS repositories
  • The native connection method simplifies the connection to existing and new database repositories without the need for installation of drivers for individual DBMS and the definition of DSNs.

Expanded JavaScript library

  • JavaScript is the new default scripting language in Enterprise Architect 16
  • As part of this change, the existing libraries for VB Script and JScript have been migrated into JavaScript

Customizable Quick Access Toolbar

  • Quickly add your favorite and often used commands (including menu buttons) from the Ribbon to the new Quick Access Toolbar

Native XEA file exchange format

  • A new fast and convenient alternative to XMI and XML format for speedy data exchange of large packages
  • Using XEA format helps to streamline model archiving and the export and import of Enterprise Architect repositories

Configuring AutoName using stereotype

  • Auto-naming has been expanded to include targeting specific element types AND stereotype

Status tab in Inspector window

  • Quickly inspect and review the status and priority of all elements in a diagram
  • An essential triage tool to help you focus on what is important now and what can wait

Gantt Chart view in Resource Allocation window

  • Resource Allocation docked window now functions as Gantt Chart

New Model Patterns for Systems Engineers

  • Enterprise Architect 16 continues to expand the library of re-usable patterns and content that drives efficiency and productivity

NIEM 5 Support

  • Get started by simply importing the latest NIEM 5.0 reference model from the Model wizard

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