A model is created in the default language that is defined at the General options. Through the Translation table multiple languages can be added to a model so that the model can be presented in multiple languages. The Translation table offers the possibility to translate all parts of a model that are language-dependent in multiple languages (names of objects, documentation, specific properties, folder names, etc.).

On this page:

Opening the Translation table

  • On the Advanced tab, in the Language group, click Translation Table.

The table provides an overview of the contents of the model package component that is currently selected in the model browser. It may be the entire model package, but also for instance a single model, a view or diagram, of even a single object.

Translation table with ArchiMate® objects

The list at the top left of the table window shows the property of the model elements to be translated. By default, the name is selected here. Usually the names of the elements will be translated, but it is also possible to translate other properties of the elements. In that case, select a different value in the list.

With the Print, Copy and Copy + buttons you can print and copy (parts of) the table data for use in external applications.

Adding a new language

In order to be able to add translations the Translation table must contain more than one language. For each additional language a separate column is included in which translations can be entered. To add a new language, click Add language. Then choose the desired language.

Using the contents of an existing language

When adding a new language you are given the option to copy the contents of an existing language to the new language. This can be useful. The new language will already be filled with values and can be translated later. That way your model will in any case have not any missing texts in the new language. If you do not use the content of an existing language, the new language will have no values yet.

Adding translations

You can add translations for the existing terms in the available languages. To add a translation, click in a cell of the language column and type the text. You can also double-click in a cell. In that case a separate input window appears in which you enter the translation.

Changing the default language

When creating a new model package, its language is in the model language set at the Enterprise Studio Options. It is also the default language of the model package. The default language of a model package determines in which language the model package is presented in Horizzon sites. If you are using only one language, this does not make a difference. However, if you are using multiple languages in your model package, changing its default language will change the language in which you model package is presented in Horizzon sites. In Horizzon, you can always switch to a different model language if you want to see the site content in another language than the default.

To change the default language of a model package, click Default Language in the Translation table, and select the desired language. You can choose from the languages that are available in the Translation table. The language that is set as the default language has an asterisk * next to its name in the column title.

Removing a language

To remove a language from the table, click Remove Language and select the desired language. You can choose from the languages that are available in the table. You cannot remove the default language. To be able to do this, you first need to set another language as the default language.

Switching model language

If more than one language has been added to your model, you can switch model language via the Enterprise Studio status bar. Click the language shown in the left corner of the status bar and select a different language.

Switching model language

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