Unified Architecture Framework (UAF)

What is UAF?

The Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) is a common way to capture, represent, and analyze architectures, especially for military systems. The Unified Architecture Framework (UAF) is the next step in the evolution of that standard, offering

  • A non-military specific architecture framework

  • Addition of more views and viewpoints, relevant to enterprise architectures

  • Compliance and alignment with additional standards

UAF Profile for Rhapsody Beta 02

The Rhapsody modeling tool support for UAF, the Rhapsody UAF Profile, is available here for download in beta form.  The profile is not yet complete, but is being offered here for download 1) for Rhapsody users who wish to get started modeling in UAF as soon as possible and 2) for comment from Rhapsody users with respect to features, approach, usability and defects. The user guide provides information of what is - and is not - included in this beta, how to install the profile and recommendations for usage.  The profile itself is provided for download as a zip file. See the user documentation for installation instructions.


You can send comments, suggestions and defect reports to bruce.douglass@outlook.com.

Beta Information

Update Log:

2018/11/07 Updated to Beta 2 Release 1. Adding Security, Project, and Standards views, except for road maps. Added a Add New Model Element helper to assist in adding elements to the model.

2018/11/02 Updated to Beta 1 Release 3, fixing some reported defects and adding views and elements for: Strategic States, Service Connectivity, and All Security Views except roadmaps. Decreased the horizontal aspect of the Element Creator.

2018/09/19  Added New Version of Beta 1 that includes the element creator.  Also updated documentation

2018-09/17 Uploaded initial version of Beta 01

UAF Element Creator Dialog

Add New Model Element Helper

  1. Right click on the context,
  2. Select Add New Model Element.
  3. Type in a partial type name
  4. Hit Control-Space to autocomplete for a list of matching element types.
  5. Double-click on the desired element type to add.
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(c) Bruce Powel Douglass, Ph.D. 2019, 2020