Creating UPIA models

You can use the UML Profile-based Integrated Architecture (UPIA) modeling feature to create models of complex architectures. UPIA modeling provides a standard approach for modeling systems and enterprise architectures that supports both the U.S. Department of Defense Architecture Framework (DoDAF) and the UK Ministry of Defence Architecture Framework (MODAF).

About this task

UPIA modeling provides the following benefits:

  • Improves interoperability of architecture data among architecture modeling tools
  • Enhances reuse of architecture data
  • Improves communication among DoDAF and MODAF stakeholders
  • Defines non-DoDAF and MODAF enterprise architectures
  • Integrates with the Model-Driven Software Development (MDSD) methodology