The Open Source modelling toolkit for creating ArchiMate models and sketches.
Used by Enterprise Architects everywhere.
Archi® fulfils the needs of most Enterprise Architects and associated stakeholders, and has been designed to elegantly provide the main features required for ArchiMate modelling and is used globally by banks, insurance companies, industry, EA consultants, training organisations, universities, and students. It is probably the most popular ArchiMate modelling tool and is downloaded on average about 5,000 times every month.
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, or you could become a patron on Patreon. All development work and support is done for free. A small donation would be much appreciated!
Supporting the ArchiMate® 3.1 language
Archi® supports the latest version of the ArchiMate® 3.1 language. Easily and intuitively create all ArchiMate elements and relations in all of the ArchiMate views. Use the magic connector to create the correct connections between ArchiMate concepts. Refine your model with user-defined properties, and colourise your diagram with your own colour scheme.
ArchiMate® Views and Viewpoints
Creating ArchiMate Views and Viewpoints is simple using Archi. Simply create a new ArchiMate View and set its Viewpoint to the one that is suitable for the target audience and stakeholders. Add concepts that are aligned to the given Viewpoint to create a unique perspective on your model.
Helping you understand ArchiMate.
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.
Connecting the dots.
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.
Windows, Mac or Linux? We’ve got you covered.
Archi is fully cross-platform as it is written in Java on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform. Therefore it works on Windows 7, 8 and 10, Mac OS X, and most Linux distros right out of the box. You don’t have to worry about sharing models across installations. A portable version and an installer version is available for Windows.
Sketching your ideas.
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.
Canvas Modelling Toolkit
Create your own canvas world.
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.