UPDM 3 Plugin 18.5 Documentation

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UPDM 3 Plugin

(Technology Preview)


Released on: February 20, 2017




UPDM 3 Plugin 18.5 adds brand new features to enhance your enterprise architecture (EA) modeling experience in MagicDraw. 18.5 provides you with the opportunity to try out the new Select Framework Views dialog which allows you to create your own project structure. In addition, you can view and evaluate the new Security Domain Enhancements along with the new Taxonomy tables in the UAF Framework, and integration with Data Modeler. These are several of the new features added to UPDM 3 Plugin which assure us that your EA modeling experience will be enhanced, and allow you to become even more productive. Download it today at nomagic.com or contact your sales representative, and don't forget to give us your feedback on Twitter or Facebook.






Select Framework Views for a New Project

When you create a new project, you can now easily define its structure by choosing only the views that are truly necessary. You can achieve this by using the Select Framework Views dialog.

The Select Framework Views dialog
New UAF Architecture Framework

The new UAF Architecture Framework is introduced. This framework provides a simplified UAF standard version, and is dedicated for the industry and corporate sector. 

The updated framework provides UAF standard integrated with the process and data modeling capabilities.

The Containment tree shows the predefined UAF Architecture Framework structure. The couple of sample diagrams comes from the specific locations in the predefined structure.
Security Domain Modeling Enhancements

In this version, we have enhanced the security domain modeling. The following diagrams are added:

  • Security Internal Structure (Operational) diagram
  • Security Internal Structure (Resource) diagram
  • Role-based Security Connectivity diagram
  • Security Affect Traceability diagram
  • Security Mitigation Traceability diagram

Also, the security domain now can be modeled not only in UAF, but also in DoDAF, MODAF, NAF, and NAF4 frameworks.

An example of the new security domain diagrams
Taxonomy Tables in the UAF Framework

In this release, the new Taxonomy tables are introduced into the UAF Framework. You can now create the following taxonomy tables:

  • Strategic Taxonomy Table
  • Operational Taxonomy Table
  • Service Taxonomy Table
  • Personnel Taxonomy Table
  • Resource Taxonomy Table
  • Security Taxonomy Table
  • Project Taxonomy Table
  • Standard Taxonomy Table

With these tables, you can easily create and describe major domain elements.

Furthermore, using the Hierarchical Display Modes, the content of any table can now be hierarchically displayed in a tree-like structure.

An example of the Taxonomy table
Integration With Data Modeler

You can use Integration with Data Modeler for modeling the data structures. This approach is now available for UPDM 3.

The <<Entity>> stereotype is applied to the newly created Data Element and the Information Element when the Map Information and Data Elements on ERD Entities project option is set to True

An example of the ER diagrams created after the integration with Data Modeler
Integration with Cameo Concept Modeler Plugin

Starting with this version, the Cameo Concept Modeler Plugin (CCM) is integrated into the Cameo Enterprise Architecture, UPDM2, and UPDM3 plugins. This plugin replaces the Soa+ Plugin.

You can make the ontology modeling available in the UPDM projects by creating the Concept Modeling Diagram from the Create Diagram dialog. After the diagram is created, the CCM profiles are loaded, and CCM features are available in the project.

Please note, the Autostyler plugin is not included, but it is available in the Resource/Plugin Manager.

Reverse Information Flow Direction

You can now reverse the Operational Exchange and the Resource Exchange directions. In a diagram, right-click to select the flow, and, from the shortcut menu, choose Refactor > Reverse Flow Direction. The flow directions are updated in all the related diagrams.

An example of the reversed Operational Exchange direction
Process Shape for the Operational Activities

Operational Activities can now be represented by the Process shape in a diagram. The Process shape is available for the Operational Activities that own the Process diagrams. If you need to show the Operational Activity as a Process shape, set the Show Stereotype symbol property to Show As Image.

An example of the Operational Activities represented by the Process shape
Other Enhancements
  • The following diagram changes are introduced:
    • The Project Connectivity is now represented by the Class diagram.
    • The Project Connectivity matrix type is now changed to Project Responsibility Traceability.
  • Now, element collection according to the selected criteria is improved for all UPDM matrices.
  • The following tables are enhanced:
    • SV-7
    • NSV-7
    • P1
    • Typical / Actual measurement

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