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eaDocX


Tired of spending ages configuring the native documentation generation feature of Sparx Enterprise Architect to get what you want out of it?

Enough fiddling with RTF templates, Normal.rtf, searches, custom styles that drive you mad and empty sections you have to remove by hand?

Annoyed to death by the assembly of elements that aren’t working with the generation, like Matrixes?

I sure was!

Until the relief came with eaDocX!


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eaDocXâ„¢
is the high-quality Microsoft Word document generator for the popular Enterprise Architect (Sparx Systems) tool.

It combines an intuitive user interface with tight integration with Word, to produce easily customised really high quality ready-to-publish documents with a couple of clicks. And whenever the EA model changes, all it takes is 2 clicks to update your document.

This represents a significant breakthrough for Enterprise Architect users. Now a whole project team can use EA as their knowledge repository: analysts, architects, designers, developers and project managers, because each can define their own documents, customised to their exact requirements.

If you:

  • Work in an organisation with lots of stakeholders and need to create lots of different documents from your EA model
  • Work in an “MS Office-using” organisation and need to communicate with the non-EA using parts of it
  • Have company document styles and formats that you need to follow
  • Need to update your documents regularly
  • Want to make sure your documents are high quality – to show off all the high quality work that you’ve captured in EA

... YOU need eaDocX!

If you are in a hurry, check those samples.



Key features:

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  • Intelligent document creation: eaDocX looks inside your model and gives you options based on what it finds, including hyperlinks between related elements and only glossary terms used in the document.
  • Element reports find elements of any type anywhere in your model and print them together.
  • Formatting separately defined for each element and stereotype.
  • Conditional formatting uses colour and text replacement to highlight information.
  • Extra columns and rows in matrix reports communicate rich relationships.
  • Tailor document structures using Word styles to meet company standards.





eaDocXâ„¢ makes it quick and easy to share high quality EA model data with the rest of your business. Now you can have a single version of the truth. Create the documents you always wanted to, avoid rework and impress your stakeholders.

See for yourself how eaDocX saves you time, saves you money and improves your project quality.

Available in Fixed or Floating Licence versions.

For more information and prices, please visit www.eadocx.com

3 simple steps to print

eaDocX workflow


Choose what to print


  • Any EA data: elements, diagrams, project data, relationships & relationship information, package information, tagged values and stereotypes
  • Mix hand-written content in Word with eaDocX generated content from EA
  • EA linked documents in their proper context within an element
  • Element reports that gather information from anywhere in the model.
  • Matrix Reports - use existing from EA or create new ones
  • EA Project information
  • EA Glossary of terms, auto-generated with only the terms used in your document
  • Document information: when the document was generated, from which repository and by whom.

Choose how to print


  • Format EA Elements as tables, as paragraphs, or with a combination of both.
  • Add cross references with hyperlinks.
  • Use Word and Table styles - customise for each part of your document.
  • Copy formatting between documents, to give them all the same appearance.
  • Use conditional formatting to highlight missing, important or interesting data.
  • Remove empty sections & headings using the Compact Document feature.
  • Include document change marking.
  • Add extra rows and columns to matrix reports, choose cell contents (use symbols or text) and apply conditional formatting
  • Sorting: options for all content including sort on ANY attribute in matrix reports
  • Vary document structures - don’t just follow your EA model structure

Print


  • Use Quick Document for a first-draft document with just 2 clicks.
  • Time saving document generation options allow either draft (quick) or full population of document contents, letting you easily preview and tailor the formatting of your document before it is published.
  • 2 click regeneration whenever your model changes
  • Batch regeneration of a set of documents: ensures they are all consistent with each other

What can I do for you here?


As a registered Value Added Reseller and Trainer of Sparx Enterprise Architect and eaDocX, I am uniquely positioned to help you create models and documentation that rock!

I’ve been helping teams (small, medium, and large) getting the most of their approach and tooling.

Having had to script Word through COM to get what we wanted since even the most advanced features of EA were letting us down, I can help you get the most out of a solution like eaDocX.

Services

  • Licences Sales
  • Customization of eaDocX for your specific needs
  • Advice on how to best structure the EA models for superior usage

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