ArchiMate is an open and independent Enterprise Architecture modelling language 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.
Archi 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 before committing to an enterprise-level solution.
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. Archi 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 around a thousand times every month.
Archi 2.6 Now Available
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This release has some great new features that improve upon the overall look and feel of model diagrams, including support for improved line colouring, line curves and line jumps, bend-points snap-to-grid, better Jasper Reports, and, of course, compliance with ArchiMate 2.1.
You can now donate to Archi
If you'd like to help towards the development of Archi we now accept PayPal and Bitcoin. All development work and support is done for free. A small donation secures the future of Archi.
Archi 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ArchiMate®, TOGAF®, and The Open Group® are registered trade marks of The Open Group
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.