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Archi
ArchiMate Modelling Tool
A free and open source modelling tool to create ArchiMate models and sketches.
Mastering ArchiMate
Mastering ArchiMate II
Gerben Wierda's definitive guide to learning ArchiMate, the modelling language.


Gerben Wierda, author of Mastering ArchiMate II, has donned his Santa Claus outfit and has delivered a special seasonal discount/donation package. Between now and New Year's Day, Gerben is offering a discount of €5 on the PDF version of the book and a €10 discount on the hardcover version of the book. And to help Archi's funding, he has generously offered to donate €5 to the Archi development fund for every purchase made in this seasonal offer. That's a great deal all round - you get a great book at a discount, and we get help with our development costs.


Mastering ArchiMate

Mastering ArchiMate – Edition II is a book about the ArchiMate® Enterprise Architecture modelling language. It combines a beginner’s introduction to the language with many example patterns from the simple to the very complex. It does not just tell you how you can work with ArchiMate, it shows you. The book contains 220 high quality pages in full colour with 345 diagrams. More information.

If you're new to ArchiMate, this seasonal deal is a must-have. Download Archi, the free ArchiMate modelling tool, and to get started with the language, purchase Mastering ArchiMate II at this special seasonal discount. Work through the examples in the book with Archi, and become proficient in Enterprise Architecture and ArchiMate the language. Even if you're already familiar with ArchiMate, this is a great way to refine your existing skills!


To claim your €5 discount on the PDF version of book, click here to buy.

To order your discounted hardcover version of book, please click here to buy.

Please note - the shipping cost of the hardback version needs to be calculated from your physical address. The above link will allow you to submit your details, after which you will be sent an offer for the hardcover edition of Mastering ArchiMate Edition II. P.O Box numbers cannot be used as an address.

The Archi® modelling tool is targeted toward all levels of Enterprise Architects and Modellers. It provides a low cost to entry solution to users who may be making their first steps in the ArchiMate modelling language, or who are looking for a free, cross-platform ArchiMate modelling tool for their company or institution and wish to engage with the language within a TOGAF® or other Enterprise Architecture framework.

The ArchiMate® modelling language is an open and independent Enterprise Architecture standard that supports the description, analysis and visualisation of architecture within and across business domains. ArchiMate is one of the open standards hosted by The Open Group® and is fully aligned with TOGAF®. ArchiMate aids stakeholders in assessing the impact of design choices and changes.

Archi Global

Archi® fulfils the needs of most Enterprise Architects and associated stakeholders, and has been designed to elegantly provide the main features required for ArchiMate 2.1 modelling and is used globally by banks, insurance companies, industry, EA consultants, training organisations, universities, and students. It is the world's most popular ArchiMate modelling tool and is downloaded between two and three thousand times every month.

Archi 3.1 Released

Download the latest version of Archi

Archi 3.1 is here! This latest release of Archi builds upon the features introduced in version 3, which provided support for a new look and feel, Import and Export to CSV, an improved Magic Connector, Find/Replace, Export View to PDF and is built on the latest version of Eclipse 4. As well as fixing some bugs, Archi 3.1 improves the performance of the user interface when using large models, and enforces an extra layer of model and file integrity checking when saving to disk.

Donate to Archi

If you'd like to help us maintain and develop Archi we accept PayPal. All development work and support is done for free. A small donation helps us maintain and build the next version of Archi.

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Fully compliant

The Archi® modeller is targeted toward all levels of Enterprise Architects and Enterprise Modellers. It offers a free software solution to modellers who may be making their first steps in the ArchiMate language. Easily and intuitively create all ArchiMate elements and relations in all of the ArchiMate views. Use the magic connector to create the right connections. Refine your model with user-defined properties, and colourise your diagram with your own colour scheme.

Fully featured
Dynamic Viewpoints

Dynamic Viewpoints

Dynamic Viewpoints let you change the ArchiMate Viewpoint at any time. Any elements that are not permitted for that Viewpoint are "ghosted" out or hidden. Dynamic Viewpoints allow you to change your mind. You don't have to decide up-front what the Viewpoint will be. You can experiment with different Viewpoints for the same View. And if you decide to keep the Viewpoint, you can simply remove any disallowed elements from the View. You could even set up one master View and apply different Viewpoints in a "what if" scenario.

Hints View

If you're not sure what element to use, or what relationship to connect, simply fire up the Hints view. All ArchiMate elements, relationships and viewpoints are described to provide you with the right information at your fingertips, just when you need it.

Hints View
The Visualiser

The Visualiser

The Visualiser displays the selected model element and all of its relationships with other model elements in a radial-tree graphic. It is the graphical equivalent of the Navigator. Selecting an element or relationship in the Model Tree, the Navigator or in a Diagram View will update the selection in the Visualiser. Drill in to see more connections.

Cross Platform

Archi is fully cross-platform as it is written in Java on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Therefore it works on Windows XP, Window 7, Windows 8.1, OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and most Linux distros right out of the box. You don't have to worry about sharing models across installations. A portable version or installer is available for Windows.

Cross Platform
Sketch View

Sketch View

Brainstorm your ideas with elements written on "stickies". Quickly design and create "soft" models, capturing the essence of your modelling process without worrying about the technicalities of the language. Share and refine your ideas before transforming them to ArchiMate views.

Business Model Canvas

Add a focussed canvas view with the Business Model Canvas1 template. Link your ArchiMate models and sketches to your business ideas.

1 The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management and entrepreneurial tool. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.

Business Model Canvas
Canvas Modelling Toolkit

Canvas Modelling Toolkit

The Canvas Modelling Toolkit provides the tools for you to create and edit your own canvasses. With the Canvas Modelling Toolkit you can design and create re-usable Canvas Templates to share with colleagues or you use it as a pre-design tool to sketch out ideas and models.