Neha Patil

Archi (tool)

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Developer(s)  Phil Beauvoir
Operating system  Cross-platform
Available in  English
Development status  Active
Platform  Java, Eclipse
Stable release  Archi 3.3.2 / 2016-05-31

Archi is a free and open-source visual-modelling and design tool for creating ArchiMate models and modelling sketches.


Archi was initially funded between 2010 and 2012 by Jisc as part of a national project aimed at supporting a programme of Enterprise Architecture in the UK higher education sector. The original project was hosted at the Institute for Educational Cybernetics, Bolton University, UK.

Since January 2013, Archi has been continued and maintained on a volunteer basis, by its creator, Phil Beauvoir.

Connection with ArchiMate and The Open Group

Archi supports the ArchiMate 2.1 modelling language, a technical standard from The Open Group. Archi provides an open source reference implementation of ArchiMate, and is currently being used as one of the tools to implement The Open Group ArchiMate Model Exchange File Format.


  • ArchiMate 2.1 model support
  • Sketches
  • Cross-platform
  • Open Source
  • Free
  • Expandable using plugins
  • Plugins

  • Grafico (Git Friendly Archi File COllection) is a way to persist an Archimate model in a bunch of XML files that can be easilly tracked and merge using any control version system or source code management like Git.
  • Archi Database Plugin allows to store the Archimate models in a central repository (database).
  • References

    Archi (tool) Wikipedia

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