Creating and editing ArchiMate diagrams¶
This feature is available in the Enterprise Edition.
To create an ArchiMate diagram, open the Signavio Explorer and click New, then ArchiMate 3.0 in the top drop-down menu:
Create a new ArchiMate diagram.
Your browser will open a new tab with the ArchiMate diagram canvas, with the shape repository on the left:
You find the shape repository on the left side of the canvas.
You can switch between different ArchiMate element sub sets using the drop-down menu in the shape repository on the left:
You can switch between different ArchiMate element sub sets.
Now simply drag and drag element onto the canvas:
Drag and drop elements onto the canvas.
You can also use the interactive context menu, in the way you might be already used to from modeling BPMN diagrams:
Make use of the interactive context menu.
In order to save the diagram, click the Floppy Disc icon in the upper left corner of the Editor.
Save the diagram.
More detailed instructions on how to edit diagrams can be easily derived from the BPMN modeling instructions in this user manual.
Using the dictionary with the ArchiMate Editor¶
Within the ArchiMate Editor. it is easily possible to make use of Signavio’s dictionary:
Reference a dictionary entry.
The dictionary is modeling language-independent, meaning you can access entries you created from BPMN diagrams in ArchiMate and vice versa.