Appfuse – The defined artifact is not an archetype

If ever you run into an issue with trying to create a project from an appfuse archetype template inside your favourite IDE and recieve the following error message:

Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-archetype-plugin:2.2:generate (default-cli) on project standalone-pom: The defined artifact is not an archetype -> [Help 1]

Then rather go here: and run the command line version. It’ll save you the headache!