Polarion Connector for Enterprise Architect

 Integrate Sparx Enterprise Architect with Polarion ALM


Important Notice

EAPO 3.1.4 introduced new functionality to allow customers first to choose the starting point at which EAPO will build the model tree. This helps when you have extensive EA models.

As a result, the current version of EAPO is only compatible with EA 15.x or above. Therefore, if you are using EA 14, please use our EAPO 3.1.3 which can be downloaded here.


Important notice regarding the Installation of EAPO

We have identified a problem where the SQL server compact is not getting installed when EAPO is installed. To work around this problem, please install the SQL server compact manually using the link below.

Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 Service Pack 2 for Windows Desktop

  • You can do this before or after you install EAPO.
  • Please install both the x86 and x64 versions.


Just a few clicks are enough to synchronize EA diagrams and Polarion Work Items inside the EA interface!

Diagram images are attached (or updated) and included in the description field of the related Work Items.

Is then possible to use Polarion to:

  • Add a textual description to your diagrams and elements Work Items
  • Manage approval life-cycle of your EA diagrams and elements Work Items
  • Generate Polarion Documents with EA diagrams images
  • Generate wiki pages showing your EA diagrams

In a few words, you can manage your EA diagrams, packages, and elements exactly as other Polarion Work Items!

Main Features:

  • Fully integrated within the EA installation: no third-party server is required
  • Fully integrated within the EA interface; menu items, synchronization results, and also Polarion browser are visible without leaving your EA interface
  • User-friendly switch from EA environment to Polarion web interface and vice versa
  • No additional customization is required, neither to the EA model nor to the Polarion target project configuration
  • Mapping configuration and synchronization data are stored in an external database and not within your own EA or Polarion projects


Installation and Setup

  • Before installing this new version, you must uninstall any previous versions of the connector.
  • Unpack the zip file and double-click on the “setup” application to install.
  • Online help/documentation is provided inside the application, with a worked tutorial example.
    • ** SPECIAL NOTE ** To access the online help, click the question mark "?" in the top right-hand side of the EAPO window. Then click anywhere in the window. Windows will then launch the online help for the Enterprise Architect to Polarion connector.


What's New in Version 3.1.7

Updated May 2023

Version 3.1.7
- Add support for the 64-bit version of Enterprise Architect 16.x
- Properties are now updated with each sync even for already synchronized diagrams

Version 3.1.6
- Allow users to select the TLS version for the Polarion server connection
- .Net Framework updated to V4.8

Version 3.1.5
- Fixed an issue where using a long EA diagram/Polarion project name does not show mappings during re-export

Version 3.1.4
Improved Large Model Management:
- Users can select the individual model or package to be exported by right-clicking on the node - previously the entire model hierarchy was always loaded
- If "non-package node" or "root node" are selected for accessing EAPO for export it will now load the entire model hierarchy
- The behavior of EAPO invoked from the toolbar menu remains unchanged
Defect Fix:
- The Tag values that are mapped to Polarion custom fields are updated on the export of the UML/SysML objects from EA

Version 3.1.3
- Fixed the isObsolete flag only to get updated when an item is obsolete
- Status and other custom field changes are now not reset to the initial state

Version 3.1.2
- Fixed an issue where the full model hierarchy was not shown

Version 3.1.1
- Fixed an issue when using very long (50 characters or more) Polarion Project IDs in certain cases causing the Polarion mapping types not to save correctly

Version 3.1
- Fixed an issue where the user's saved connection settings was not correctly populated in certain circumstances
- Connector now uses the desktop's preferred external browser to view Polarion information

Version 3.0
- Rebranded and licensed for Siemens PLM

Version 2.0.4
- Improved compatibility with EA12 and Polarion 2015
- Fixed an issue with saving a connection for its reuse
- Added a layer in the log that is helpful for support

Version 2.02
- Online guide is now available upon pressing F1
- Deleted an error associated with the undefined Work Item icon
- Inserted a message that communicates how to configure the heading of a Polarion Project



Vendor Siemens PLM
Published Version 3.1.7 - May 2023
Price Free
Supported by Siemens PLM This extension is supported by Siemens PLM for customers with a current support/maintenance agreement.
Requirements Polarion 2018 GA (3.18.0) or higher
If Polarion is configured to use HTTPS, TLS 1.2 or 1.3 must be used
32-bit version - Enterprise Architect, System Engineering, Ultimate Edition 15.x and 16.x
64-bit version - Enterprise Architect, System Engineering, Ultimate Edition 16.x
.Net Framework 4.8 or higher
Last tested with Polarion 2304 (3.23.4)