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What makes archiSpark NEAT so special?

Full cooperation with Sparx Enterprise Architect

NEAT synchronizes data from NEAT into Sparx EA and from Sparx EA to NEAT on the fly. You can also use NEAT in cooperation with other users of the same project (mode: Project auditing), while maintaining all of the safety policies of Sparx Enterprise Architect.

Business data analytics

Analyse your business data using the Pivot panel. To see the joined data and orphans, use neat-checker.

Business data controlled by your metamodel

You are working with data in viewpoints. Viewpoints are created based on the ArchiMate® 2.1 metamodel. While using NEAT you do not have to worry whether a given connector fits between two objects or not. You also need not worry about whether an object can appear on the viewpoint or not. NEAT takes care of it all. You can concentrate solely on the data itself.

Business data orientation with the use of viewpoints

Working with NEAT means working with viewpoints. You are able to see only the objects and the connectors, which result from the definition of a given viewpoint.

Full implementation of the ArchiMate® 2.1 metamodel

Implementation of all of the meta-objects of the ArchiMate® 2.1 metamodel (number 44) as well as of all the meta-connectors (number 2393).

Simple way of defining your own viewpoints

You are working with pre-defined viewpoints, or using MDG NEAT (Toolbox and your own Quick Linker) you create your own viewpoints. It is really simple.

Business data trimmed to fit your needs

Each viewpoint consists of at least one panel (data grid). Each panel, in the framework of a viewpoint can present a different range of data. NEAT is able to function in three different operating modes:
  • Exclusion - most of the basic data of the object/connector and all the tags,
  • Blended - all the tags and attached basic properties,
  • Inclusion - you choose what you want to see.

High performance UI Controls

Data in the panels can be filtered, sorted, searched through and put together in any way you want with the help of our highly-efficient UI controls.

Tracing the connections of the model objects through the metamodel

This is probably something you have never seen but in NEAT you can control object relationships by using neat-checker. It is enough just to click:
  • the object, to find its connectors and categories of those connectors,
  • the connector, to find its category and the two objects at the endpoints of this connector,
  • the category, to find all of its connectors and all of the objects at the ends of these connectors.
When you grasp this concept, you will see how easy it is and how much it simplifies everything.