The BSIF Enterprise Framework is provided as an MDG Technology. This is an XML file that Enterprise Architect uses to deploy customisations.
Installing the BSIF MDG Technology file
There are a number of options for deploying the BSIF Technology
For individual users
Copy it to a folder named MDGTechnologies, which you must create under your Enterprise Architect installation directory (by default this is C:\Program Files\Sparx Systems\EA.
When you restart Enterprise Architect, the BSIF MDG Technology is deployed.
For small groups on a LAN
Copy it to any folder in your file system, including network drives: use the Enterprise Architect Settings | MDG Technologies...menu option, press the Advanced button and add the folder to the Technologies path.
This deployment method enables you to quickly and easily deploy a technology to all Enterprise Architect users on a LAN.
For large groups on a WAN
Upload it to an Internet or intranet location: use the Enterprise Architect Settings | MDG Technologies...menu option, press the Advanced button and add the URL to the Technologies path.
This deployment method enables you to quickly and easily deploy a technology to an even wider group of Enterprise Architect users.
Referencing the BSIF MDG Technology
To make the MDG Technology available across all your models, you have to create a reference within Enterprise Architect to the Technology. The method depends on the way the technology was deployed
If the technology was copied into the install directory of EA it will be automatically referenced.
If not you will need to create a reference to the Technology.
To create a reference to the Technology:
Select Tools -> MDG Technologies from the menu.
The MDG Technologies dialog will appear.
Click on the advanced button and specify the path or the URL for the technology by selecting add and then browsing to the file or typing in the URL.
You will need to reload EA before the MDG Technology becomes active.
To check it is active Select Tools -> MDG Technologies from the menu.
The BSIF Technology should appear and be enabled.
You are now ready to use the BSIF Framework.