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New User Forums

We’re pleased to announce our new Archi User Forums. The Google Groups that we had been using before were proving difficult to use and to navigate. We hope that the new forums offer a better experience in sharing your discussions related to Archi and ArchiMate. The new forums will allow you to upload screenshots, share […]

Archi, ArchiMate and Open Source

The Open Group recently published an interesting case study on their blog, ArchiMate, An Open Group Standard: Public Research Centre Henri Tudor and Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg. In 2012, the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg allowed the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor to experiment with an access rights management system modeled using ArchiMate. According to the […]

Archi listed in Eclipse Marketplace

As Archi is built on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, we thought it would be nice to list Archi on the Eclipse Marketplace. The Eclipse Marketplace is a place to find and keep track on Eclipse-based solutions, gathering together and listing hundreds of Eclipse-based solutions.

What is wrong with this picture? (TM)

If you know ArchiMate, there’s a good chance that you know Gerben Wierda‘s post series “What is wrong with this picture?”. This blog post is both a tribute to his work and an attempt to explain the importance of why you should be aware of the difference between core relations and derived ones. In his book […]

Taking Archi Forward

I think most people in the world of Enterprise Architecture, and especially ArchiMate, are aware of Archi as an approachable and ubiquitous tool that not only provides an easy entrance into ArchiMate modelling, but also has just enough functionality to keep you happy in your modelling requirements. Many individuals and organisations start with Archi, intending […]

Archi 2.7

Spring is in the air. As we approach the Spring Equinox we often feel the need for some spring cleaning, or Khooneh Takouni. And so we’ve been “shaking the house” by revisiting some of the features of Archi that need improving and also validating the existing codebase with a full suite of unit tests. This […]

Now accepting donations by PayPal

I’m happy to announce that we can now accept donations by PayPal. Archi is free and used by hundreds of architects throughout the world. Some training organisations are already making a good return on Archi by using it in their training programmes. In order for Archi to continue I obviously need to cover running costs […]

The Year of the Horse

It’s the Chinese Year of the Horse, and it seems that Archi is already racing ahead in the download stakes. Archi 2.6 was released exactly 4 weeks ago on January 9th and I’m happy to report that the rate of downloads has doubled. In that 4 week period Archi has been downloaded over 2,000 times. […]

Archi 2.6

Happy New Year to all Archi users! To welcome in this new year, we bring you the fruits of our recent labours with the release of Archi 2.6. This release has some great new features that improve upon the overall look and feel of model diagrams. Jean-Baptiste Sarrodie has contributed several of these features including […]

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