Archi Materials

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Featured Resources

ArchiMate Specification
Online HTML version of the official ArchiMate 3.0 specification at The Open Group.

Mastering ArchiMate
Mastering ArchiMate – an excellent book by Gerben Wierda offering an introduction to the ArchiMate language and practical examples of modelling patterns.

Tetradian Books
Tetradian – a valuable collection of blog posts and insights on Enterprise Architecture and Knowledge Management from Tom Graves, “Enterprise Architect, Business Anarchist, and Confusionist”.






Archi Extensions and Plug-ins

Archi is built on an extensible plug-in framework (Eclipse). For the official Archi plug-ins, see the Archi Plug-ins page.

Here’s a list of plug-ins created by other developers:



Archi Language Packs

A language pack is a third-party add-on that consists of a number of plug-ins that are added to the Archi installation in order to use Archi on non-English systems. To install a language pack ensure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of Archi. Then download the language pack and unzip the contents into the “plugins” folder of the Archi installation. Mac users will need to right-click on the Archi app and “Show Contents” to find the “plugins” folder in the app bundle.



Other materials

Gerben Wierda’s Mastering ArchiMate colour scheme

Archi lets you set the default colour for each ArchiMate element in Preferences, both for the colours used in the diagrams and in the application’s user interface (tree and palette). You can also export and import these colour schemes. Gerben Wierda, the author of Mastering ArchiMate has helpfully provided the colour scheme that he uses for his models and in the book.

Download it here. In Archi, go to Preferences, “Colours and Fonts” and then click the “Import Scheme” button and import the file.

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