Overview Archifacts and Entity Classes
Overview of Archifacts
The screenshots of the Archifacts Insert Dialog below shows the default available Dragon1 Archifacts* that can be inserted in the Architecture Repository and the Visual Designer.
*) Archifacts (Architecture Artifacts) are special Architecture related Entity Classes. Archifacts are entity classes, but often they are not part of your system or solution design, but they need, refer to, use or require your system or solution design.
Overview of Entity Classes
The screenshot of the Entity Classes Insert Dialog below shows the default available Dragon1 Entity Classes that can be inserted in the Architecture Repository and the Visual Designer.
These Entity Classes are normally part of the system or solution design.
In total Dragon1 offer 500 standard and defined Entity Classes. This Dialog only shows some 100+ of them.
Dragon1 Meta Models
Based on the meta model you choose, these Archifacts have or have not certain relationships with other Archifacts or Entity Classes.
If you want to know what relationship an Archifact or Entity Class has with other Archifacts or Entity Classes, you can follow this link for the Dragon1 Reference Meta Models:
- Enterprise Strategy Meta Model
- Enterprise Architecture Meta Model
- Enterprise Architecture Core Meta Model
- Business Transformation / Business Change Meta Model
- Governance Architecture Meta Model
- Business Architecture Meta Model
- Information Architecture Meta Model
- Technical Architecture Meta Model
- Security Architecture Meta Model
Every Archifact and Entity Class on Dragon1 is defined. If you want to know the definition, just look at the right bottom in the Architecture Repository after selecting an Archifact or Entity Class. Also in the Visual Designer, you can do a mouseover on an Archifact or Entity Class and you will see a definition popup.
If you like you can change the meta models and definition and create your own meta-models and entity classes on Dragon1.