Easy & Web-Based
Leverage Model Content Independent of Tools
New Unique Integration Capabilities for Enterprise Architect
smartfacts is one of the leading publishing and collaboration platforms for Enterprise Architect. But more than that it provides unique integration mechanisms with other tools, such as Rhapsody, Matlab Simulink, Visio, Enterprise Architect, etc. And finally, smartfacts is THE universal gateway into the world of IBM Jazz for linking model artifacts with Jazz artifacts.
One global tree for all models
The global model warehouse tree carries all your model-based content. Any model that is published from Enterprise Architect to smartfacts is part of the global model warehouse tree. You may publish a model as a new model or as a new version of an existing model. smartfacts handles versions extremely efficiently. You may store many and large models in many versions.
A user who publishes a model to smartfacts is its model owner by default. Model owners can grant other users or groups of users model ownership or visibility. Visibility can be defined on model level as well as on version level.
Search and navigation
The “My Content” window allows to identify model artifacts in various ways. Use your personal favorites or history, the search engine, navigate or leverage analysis mechanisms to identify diagrams or model elements.
Linking and Referencing Enterprise Architect Artifacts and Jira Issues
The world’s first full blown OSLC CM provider for Jira including delegated UIs allows to conveniently add bidirectional links between versioned Enterprise Architect artifacts and Jira issues. You also reference any versioned Enterprise Architect artifact from within any Jira description or comment. Delegated UIs of the Jira issues and Enterprise Architect artifacts show the link target in both tools.
Versions and Version Comparison
smartfacts provides a powerful version comparison functionality across four levels: Model, diagram, property and value. It highlights all diagrams that have been changed between two versions. It colors all elements of a diagram that have been added, deleted or changed. It highlights properties that have changed in a multi-version property grid and it compares valued via a text diff.
Manage Links Model to Model
You easily add links between two artifacts visually independent of the authoring tool where these two elements are maintained. Links can be defined in appearance, direction and behavior. The behavior defines whether and in which direction the link participates in the suspect mechanism. Elements set to ‘suspect’ due to changes in linked elements are added to a suspect board.
Managing Links Model to Requirement
Links between DOORS Next Generation requirements of a module and model elements can be added visually by loading the requirements module into smartfacts and adding the links visually. These links are OSLC links. The link targets can be consumed via delegated UI in DOORS Next Generation, smartfacts and in Enterprise Architect.
Integrating Enterprise Architect artifacts with IBM Jazz
You add links between Enterprise Architect artifacts and IBM Jazz artifacts (e.g. DOORS Next Generation, Quality Manager or Team Concert) from within Enterprise Architect or within smartfacts or from within the Jazz applications. Link building supports global config management enabled or disabled.
Integrate Enterprise Architect with Rhapsody and Simulink
Having added a link allows you to seamlessly navigate from within the Rhapsody editor into any other model artifact. So, you can open any link target within Enterprise Architect, even if it is a Rhapsody or Simulink model. You may even open the Rhapsody model tree inside Enterprise Architect, pick a diagram and open it in Enterprise Architect independent of tool or format.