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® 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.
Thank you for developing this important tool. It is a much better implementation than what the larger companies provide - especially the magic connector. When you do a multi- user version, then I think you will experience a quantum leap in the user base!
MR - Architect
I very much enjoy Archi for my day to day IT Enterprise Architecture duty. This is in fact the first software that I can really use on a daily basis, simple enough yet powerful!
FM - Architect
I just wanted to tell you how impressive your Archi tool has become. We are using it to a large extent here. We continue to be amazed at what you have been able to accomplish with it. Please keep up the great work!
- US Insurance company
Thanks for the great tool. Better than Visio templates and simpler, cleaner than Enterprise architect. I’m an architect in an investment bank and we always looking to do things simpler, better, faster, and cheaper!
JW - SA Bank
Today, Archi is recognised as the best tool to start an EA initiative supported by Archimate! We often have to answer questions from our EA customers about how to use Corporate Modeler and Archi in synergy.
I’ve found Archi to be a wonderful tool for teaching the language and my team and I have even piloted it in a full-blown EA environment as a supplement to other, more cumbersome tools.
- Accenture Financial Services
I’m using Archi and again I’m impressed with what you’ve accomplished with the tool. It’s amazing how much functionality and stability already is available, compared to the tools that I previously worked with...
Archi 3.3 Released
Download the latest version of Archi
Archi 3.3 is available. This latest release of Archi includes the ability to exchange models using The Open Group's ArchiMate Exchange format. This exchange format means that you can migrate your models from and to different ArchiMate tools.
Donate to Archi
If you find Archi useful in your work and you'd like to help us maintain Archi, a donation would be most welcome, and we accept PayPal. All development work and support is done for free. A small donation would be much appreciated!
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.
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.
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.