Welcome to ER/Studio Business Architect 2016

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Thank you for using Embarcadero's ER/Studio Business Architect, previously known as EA/Studio Business Modeler Edition. This is a tool for creating and sharing a graphical representation of your business from the core concepts that describe the business, to the processes that run the business. ER/Studio Business Architect's Process Modeling capabilities allow you to easily model your business processes and model how those processes use data. ER/Studio Business Architect's Conceptual Modeling provides an intuitive way to outline subject areas and concepts that can then drive the creation of detailed data models.

Getting Started

There are several tools available to help you get started with ER/Studio Business Architect:

Before you use ER/Studio Business Architect, please read the information below.

What's New in Version 1.7.2

Universal Mappings Availability in Impact Analysis

Repository Compatibility

What's New in Version 1.7

ER/Studio Repository 6.0 Support

New Quick Start Guide

What's New in Version 1.6.1

Interface with ER/Studio Repository

Operating System Support

Release Notes

Important Advisory Notes

Known Issues

Bug Fixes

Additional Resources

Licensing Your Embarcadero Product

Embarcadero Technologies Product Support

Embarcadero Technologies Technical Support

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What's New in Version 1.7.2

Universal Mappings Availability in Impact Analysis

Users can now view any Universal Mappings applied to objects that belong to workspaces in the Repository. You cannot create, edit or delete mappings.

Repository Cpmpatibility

As of this release, ER/Studio Business Architect is compatible with ER/Studio Repository 6.6.

What's New in Version 1.7

ER/Studio Repository 6.0 Support

ER/Studio Business Architect has been updated to take advantage of changes implemented in ER/Studio Repository 6.0, such as multi-threading that enables some processes to occur concurrently. ER/Studio BA 1.7 is incompatible with previous versions of ER/Studio Repository.

New Quick Start Guide

New document, ER/Studio Business Architect Quick Start Guide, replaces previous installation, new features, and evaluation guides.

What's New in Version 1.6.1

Operating System Support

ER/Studio Business Architect now supports Microsoft Windows 7.

Interface with ER/Studio Repository

Both the standalone and enterprise editions of ER/Studio Business Architect provide support for ER/Studio Repository.

ER/Studio Repository enables ER/Studio Business Architect business modelers to share their models with other users and facilitating version control to protect your intellectual assets. ER/Studio Business Architect supports the following commands to interface with ER/Studio Repository 5.5:

For details on using these Repository commands, see the ER/Studio Business Architect User Guide.

Release Notes

Important Advisory Notes

Known Issues

Listed below are some of the known technical issues in ER/Studio Business Architect 1.6.

Bug Fixes

Bugs Fixed in ER/Studio BA 1.7.2

Bug # Fix Description
6417 Workspace 'Save As' no longer causes duplicate pools.

Bugs Fixed in ER/Studio BA 1.6

Bug # Fix Description
6075 Multiple incoming sequence flows are now disallowed for an intermediate event used in a normal flow.
6135 The InstantOn version of the application can now be successfully launched on a 64-bit Windows OS.
6153 Concurrent licensing no longer returns a versioning error.
6178 Fill color is now preserved when expanding or unexpanding a business entity and grid lines are displayed.
6182 Plus and minus sign now toggle and show correctly when selecting the option, 'Show as expanded'.
6195 Copy and Paste are now working correctly for Annotation Objects, so pasted item is renamed when duplicate items are found to avoiding naming conflicts.
6198 Annotation Name now displays correctly.
6244Illustrations in online Help now display correctly.

Additional Resources

Licensing Your Embarcadero Technologies Product

All Embarcadero Technologies products include a 14-day trial period. To continue using the product without interruption, we recommend that you license it as soon as possible. To license your product, use the License Request Wizard found in the Help menu of your respective product. If you have not yet purchased your Embarcadero Technologies product, contact sales@embarcadero.com, or uk.sales@embarcadero.com for sales in the EMEA region.

Embarcadero Technologies Product Support

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Embarcadero Technologies Technical Support

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We encourage you to open technical support cases via the Technical Support request form. For additional information about Embarcadero Technologies Technical Support, visit the Support section of our Web site.

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