Creating an EA Reference Model
Customizing Reference Model Properties
Customizing Reference Model Element Properties
Editing RM Connector type properties
Stereotypes inheriting from other Element Types
Importing and exporting Reference Models
Analyzing your EA Model
Before you can start to manage your model, it’s a good idea to start by understanding what’s in it.
For larger EA models, this isn’t possible just by opening packages and looking at what’s inside – there are too many, and too much EA information is hidden away in connecters, tagged values, and other hard-to-find places. Model Expert provides two ways to look into an EA model, package-by-package.
|Package Dashboard||A report on the the contents of a package, and gives you a quick summary of what’s happening in that package.||Understanding your model-the Package Dashboard|
|Snapshot meta model||Shows the detailed structure of all the elements under a single package||Snapshot Meta-Models|
Note: Model Expert always works on either a single Package, or a single diagram.
This is because most models have different packages for different kinds of model, or packages for each project, so analyzing a whole model wouldn’t give useful insights.
If you try to analyze all of a large EA model, then be prepared to wait: it may take a long time.