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Viewpoint Portal

The 'Viewpoint Portal' provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to structure the user interface to present the information and dialogs you need to perform the tasks specific to your area of work - mainly working sets, perspectives and window layout.

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Facilities

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Options

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Package Views

This category list the options for reviewing the contents of a Package in a number of formats. Select:

  • 'List View' - to display the contents of the selected Package in the Package Browser
  • 'Gantt View' - to display the contents of the selected Package as a Gantt chart, showing the resource allocation, status and work progress of elements in the Package
  • 'Requirement View' - to display the contents of the selected Package in the Specification Manager

Package Browser Specification Manager The Gantt View

Diagram Views

This category list the options for reviewing the contents of a diagram in a number of formats. Select:

  • 'Standard View' - to display the content of the selected diagram as a graphical arrangement of elements
  • 'List View' - to display the content of the selected diagram as a list of elements and their properties
  • 'Gantt View' - to display the content of the selected diagram as a Gantt chart, showing resources allocated to the element and the timelines of work on those elements
  • 'Full Screen View' - to hide the Toolbar ribbon and any windows docked to the left and right of the work area; (to redisplay the missing screen components, right-click on the menu ribbon and select the 'Full Screen' option)

Window Menu The Gantt View Element View Diagram List

Personalize

The 'Personalize' options provide the dialogs through which you can set up, manage and delete dialog and menu combinations to apply, or otherwise define the appearance of the Enterprise Architect user interface on your work station. Select:

  • 'Set Visual Style' - to display the 'Application Look' dialog and select a visual style for the application displays
  • 'Save Workspace Layout' - to save the current configuration of windows and screens as a new customized workspace layout
  • 'Manage Working Sets' - to display the 'Manage Working Sets' dialog, on which you can create, edit and delete your working sets
  • 'Manage Perspectives' - to display the 'Workspaces and Commands' dialog at the 'Perspective Sets' tab, on which you can copy existing Perspective Sets, and create, edit and delete your customized Perspective Sets

Manage Perspective Sets Visual Styles Working Sets Manage Workspace Layout

Working Sets

Click on the appropriate working set name to activate it and display all the diagrams and views identified within the working set.

Working sets created during a work session are not listed in the Working Sets group until the project has been closed and reopened.

Working Sets

Perspectives

A Perspective Set is a combination of a Workspace (screen and dialog selection) and a Menu Set (menus and options made available), providing an interface to the system that is tailored to the type of work you are doing.

Enterprise Architect contains a number of system-defined Perspective Sets, but you can also create your own to satisfy your specific requirements.

These are the system-provided Perspective Sets:

  • Default
  • Debug
  • Requirements
  • Use Case Modeling
  • Database Modeling
  • Testing
  • Project Management
  • Testpoints
  • Profile and Record
  • Simulation

The list continues, to include any customized Perspective Sets you have created.

Manage Perspective Sets

Workspaces

This category provides access to your custom workspaces (at the top of the list, preceded by an asterisk) and System-provided workspaces:

  • Database Modeling
  • Debug
  • Default
  • Profile and Record
  • Project Management
  • Requirements
  • Simulation
  • Testing
  • Testpoints
  • Use Case Modeling

Click on a workspace name to apply it to the system.

Manage Workspace Layout

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