This is a hands-on exploration of the eaDocX Document Generator.

Getting information out of tools such as EA has always been hard, often requiring complex and expensive tools. eaDocX is the add-in to EA which makes this process quick and simple.

This workshop covers all aspects of eaDocX, from the simplest re-generation of an existing document, through to the creation of new documents with tables, diagrams, reports and hyperlinking.

Topic

Details

Introduction

The basic idea of eaDocX. What information is in EA, what's in Word, and what's in eaDocX

eaDocX Navigation

Quick guide to the eaDocX user interface

Creating a Document

Getting started with your first document

Formatting Elements In Line

Documenting EA content as a series of headings and paragraphs

Formatting Elements in Tables

...or as rows in a table
Adding Element Relationships EA is great for creating relationships between information. This is where it gets really interesting, by letting you create hyperlinks within your document which show where your model has links. Plus EA internal hyperlinks and linked documents

Using Diagrams

Diagrams aren't just pictures: they can be used to create relationships and then hidden, or used as the basis for the whole structure of the document 

Printing Element Reports

These cut across the package structure and list elements either from EA Model searches, cross-references to the rest of the document, of simple eaDocX queries

Relationship Matrices

Takes the EA Relationship Matrix to a new level, with additional columns, additional cell data and conditional formatting.

Using Excel to Edit EA data

Selecting packages, elements and attributes to export, edit and import. Adding charts and Excel reports into Word documents

Managing documents

Setting up Document Management, enabling DM for a document, adding People and Roles, adding Document Information

Conditional Formatting

Highlight particular aspects of your model to your readers. See how to, for example, highlight missing or inconsistent data, or replace EA expressions with your own.

Document Styles

Explore how eaDocX can be tightly integrated into your Word document styles: both paragraphs & headings, as well as table styles.

Project Information

See how you can add data about when the document was generated, automatically add a glossary and much more

Document Profiles

Once you've got a document style you're happy with, share that with other users, and use it on all your documents

Special formatting

... for Structured Scenarios, Sequence Diagrams, Classes, adding State Diagrams to Classes, Element Information, Element Features, Sub-Element data ...

Hints and Tips

How to arrange your EA models to make them eaDocX (and reader) friendly

The workshop takes 1 day, and is 99% hands-on, so you'll be getting lots of practical experience of creating documents. The course uses our own example project, but feel free to bring along yourt own EA models and Word documents, and you can experiment with those as well. 

For this course delegates should provide their own computers loaded with Enterprise Architect and eaDocX (trial versions of both software packages are acceptable).

eaDocX Workshop

Duration

1 day

Cost

£1200 plus £35 per delegate

and instructor expenses

Delegates

Maximum of 12

Prerequisites

Knowledge of Enterprise Architect