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User Interface Guide


The Enterprise Architect Application Workspace provides a powerful and flexible analysis, modeling, design and construction environment.  The workspace is built from familiar components, such as toolbars, docking windows, dialogs and menus. Together these elements provide a rich set of tools for working with diagrams, models, UML, source code, executing applications (debugging and visualization), rich text documents, collaborative tools, extension technologies and much more.

User Interface Guide



The Enterprise Architect workspace, the interface through which you create and display your models; the main workspace component is the central Diagram View, which is where you create model diagrams, view reports, scroll through lists of model elements, access the internet and even edit and debug source code


The Start Page

Diagram View

The Web Browser

The Main Menu, which provides access both to high-level functions related to the project life cycle, and to project and system administration functions; throughout Enterprise Architect you can also access functions and operations using context menus

The Main Menu

Project Browser Context Menus

Diagram Context Menu


The windows that are used to enter and display information on your project and models; you can rearrange windows to adapt the screen space to your work habits


Standard Windows

Toolbars are small sets of buttons that provide quick access to perform common  operations both on your project as a whole and on the individual modeling units


Standard Toolbars

The Enterprise Architect Diagram Toolbox provides all the components and connectors that you use to create models using whatever diagrams are appropriate; the Toolbox automatically matches the kind of diagram you have open, and whichever technology is currently active in your model


The Diagram Toolbox

The key combinations that you can use throughout Enterprise Architect to quickly initiate a wide range of actions


Keyboard Shortcuts

The customization tools that enable you to tailor the menus, toolbars and function keys that you use in Enterprise Architect, to set the visual style of the application, and to customize the workspace layout


Manage Workspace Layout

Customize Command Sets

Visual Styles


The navigation and search tools, which enable you to search for, track and locate information in your project, and filter the information so that you can explore particular views of your project rather than the entire contents

Navigate, Search and Trace

The Project Browser


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