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 notionEnterprise Architect
Business Layer
Business actorActorInternal actor and external actorinternal_actorexternal_actor
Business roleRole  
Business collaborationBusiness collaboration business_collaboration
Business interface No real usage identified 
LocationLocationHeadquarters and sitesheadquarterssite
Business objectBusiness entity business_entity
Business processBusiness process business_process
Business functionFunction business_function
Business interactionBusiness interaction  
Business eventEvent event
Business serviceBusiness service business_service
Representation No real usage identified 
MeaningTermThis notion is little developed in ArchiMate, but extensively developed in the Modelio "dictionary"term
ValueValue factor on Function  
ProductProductTOGAF semantics supportedproduct
ContractService contractPre-conditions, post-conditions, invariantpreconditionpost_conditioninvariant
Architecture Layer
Application componentApplication componentModelio BA - Enterprise Architect breaks components down using component typology to facilitate sound SOA structuringapplication_component
Application collaborationApplication collaboration application_collaboration
Application interfaceRequired or provided services required_serviceprovided_service
Data objectEntity entity
Application function No real usage identified. Antinomic TOGAF and SOA. 
Application interaction UML interaction on collaboration 
Application serviceInformation service information_service
Technical Layer
NodeNodeGeneric element 
DeviceServer, workstation, ...More detailed list on Modelio BA - Enterprise Architectserverworkstation
NetworkBus bus
Communication pathNetwork link network_link
Infrastructure interfacePort port
System softwareUtility component utility_component
Infrastructure function No real usage identified. Antinomic TOGAF and SOA. 
Infrastructure serviceIS service is_service
ArtifactTechnology artifact technology_artifact
AssociationAssociation association
AccessFlow flow
Use byConsumes"Consumes" is reserved for actors. For other elements, backwards "supports" links.consumes
RealizationComponent realizationSpecialized in Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect on componentsrealizes
AssignmentInitiator of; participates in; owner ofModelio BA - Enterprise Architect provides more specialized linksparticipates_in
Grouping Packages and embedding 
Junction BPMN junction 
Extensions (motivation)
Language extension mechanismsProfiles, MDA  
Driver, GoalGoalsDetailed 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
RequirementRequirementsDetailed by specific properties and diagrams in Modeliorequirement
RealizationSatisfiesOMG SysML normsatisfy
Influence+influence; -influence positive_influence
Deployment Modelio BA - Enterprise Architect enables application components to be directly deployed on nodes.