EA Navigator 1.1 released

Attention! A more recent version of the EA Navigator is currently available.
See EA Navigator Downloads

The EA Navigator is a free and open-source add-in for Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect that allows for quick navigation between different elements in a model.

The EA Navigator is (currently the only) part of the Enterprise Architect Toolpack

EA Navigator 1.1 now navigates between:

  • Operations and Sequence diagrams
  • Types and Parameters
  • Types and Attributes

Prerequisites

Installation

Usage

Once installed there should be a new menu option Navigate in the Add-Ins menu.

If this option is not visible then there must have gone something wrong during the installation.

The EA Navigator will now show its functions depending on the type the element that is selected. You can either access its function using the main menu, or using the right-click context menu.

Below is a list of available functions depending on the type of the selected element

Operation

  • Diagrams
    Shows all sequence diagrams that contain a message calling this operation.
  • Parameter Types
    Shows all types of the parameters of this operation.

Message (in sequence diagram)

  • Operation
    Select the called operation in the project browser.
  • Diagrams
    Shows the sequence diagrams for the called operation?
  • Parameter Types
    Shows the parameter types for the called operation

Classifier

  • Dependent Attributes
    Shows all attributes that use the selected classifier as type
  • Dependent Parameters
    Shows all parameters that use the selected classifier as type

Attribute

  • Type
    Selects the type of the attribute in the project browser

Open Diagrams dialog

When the function Diagrams is selected the Open Diagram dialog will open

From this dialog you can select the diagrams you wish to view and click the Open button to open the selected diagram in EA.

You can also double-click on a single diagram, which will also open the diagram.

Select Elements dialog

The Select Elements dialog will be shown if a list any other type of elements need to be shown.

Clicking the Select button, or double-clicking an element in the list will select that element in the project browser.
Elements that are grayed-out are non-selectable elements such as primitives.

Other Resources

Published by

Geert Bellekens

Freelance UML and Enterprise Architect consultant

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