ArchiMate support

Support of the ArchiMate standard
by Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect


The table below presents Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect's support of the ArchiMate standard.

Please note that wherever there is a discrepancy between names, TOGAF terms have been chosen over ArchiMate terms.
Notations are primarily based on the UML and BPMN standards.


ArchiMate notion Enterprise Architect
Comments Notation
Business Layer
Business actor Actor Internal actor and external actor internal_actorexternal_actor
Business role Role
Business collaboration Business collaboration business_collaboration
Business interface No real usage identified
Location Location Headquarters and sites headquarterssite
Business object Business entity business_entity
Business process Business process business_process
Business function Function business_function
Business interaction Business interaction
Business event Event event
Business service Business service business_service
Representation No real usage identified
Meaning Term This notion is little developed in ArchiMate, but extensively developed in the Modelio "dictionary" term
Value Value factor on Function
Product Product TOGAF semantics supported product
Contract Service contract Pre-conditions, post-conditions, invariant preconditionpost_conditioninvariant
Architecture Layer
Application component Application component Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect breaks components down using component typology to facilitate sound SOA structuring application_component
Application collaboration Application collaboration application_collaboration
Application interface Required or provided services required_serviceprovided_service
Data object Entity entity
Application function No real usage identified. Antinomic TOGAF and SOA.
Application interaction UML interaction on collaboration
Application service Information service information_service
Technical Layer
Node Node Generic element
Device Server, workstation, ... More detailed list on Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect serverworkstation
Network Bus bus
Communication path Network link network_link
Infrastructure interface Port port
System software Utility component utility_component
Infrastructure function No real usage identified. Antinomic TOGAF and SOA.
Infrastructure service IS service is_service
Artifact Technology artifact technology_artifact
Association Association association
Access Flow flow
Use by Consumes "Consumes" is reserved for actors. For other elements, backwards "supports" links. consumes
Realization Component realization Specialized in Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect on components realizes
Assignment Initiator of; participates in; owner of Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect provides more specialized links participates_in
Aggregation Aggregation
Composition Composition
Flow Flow
Triggering Flow
Grouping Packages and embedding
Junction BPMN junction
Specialization Generalization
Extensions (motivation)
Language extension mechanisms Profiles, MDA
Driver, Goal Goals Detailed by specific properties and diagrams in Modelio. The distinction between Driver and Goal can be made through different "containers" or by using specific properties. goal
Requirement Requirements Detailed by specific properties and diagrams in Modelio requirement
Aggregation Part
Realization Satisfies OMG SysML norm satisfy
Influence +influence; -influence positive_influence
Aggregation Aggregation
Deployment Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect enables application components to be directly deployed on nodes.