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Model Wizard

The Model Wizard provides Patterns from a wide range of technologies, which you can use to quickly generate new models in your project both when you first create the project and over time.

The Model Wizard has three tabs:

Model Patterns - from which you can create basic models that you can develop further as components of your project
Application Patterns - from which you can generate starter projects including model information, code and build scripts for one of several basic application types
VEA Examples - through which you can import complete sample models (packages), including all necessary model information, code and build scripts, to explore and try out the Visual Execution Analyzer

This description covers the use of the Model Patterns tab. See Learn more, below, for links to information on the other two tabs.

Access    Automatically displays when creating a new project; otherwise
Right-click on a Project Browser Package node | Add | Add a New Model using Wizard (Ctrl) + (Shift) + (M)
Project Browser toolbar | ModelWizardTB

Generate a New Model



See also


Lists the technologies integrated  with or imported into Enterprise Architect, which provide Model Patterns specific to the technology.

If you are a Technology Developer, you can create and import your own MDG Technology and distribute custom Model Patterns from that technology, through the Model Wizard; the name of your technology displays in this list for your users to select to access the technology Patterns.

You can also use the Model Wizard to create these MDG Technologies, by selecting the MDG Technology Builder technology. This creates a Model package containing templates that you can use to generate the technology and a set of Profiles.


Click on the required technology to list the associated Model Patterns in the Name panel.

The first three technologies support core UML modeling:

Basic UML 2 Technology - provides Model Patterns for general purpose, 'diagram type' UML modeling, generating extensive model structures
Simple UML Views - provides Model Patterns for 'view' oriented modeling, generating an appropriate package with an empty diagram, eliminating the need to delete unwanted sections of  boilerplate structure
These are slightly different from the basic Views that you can create instead of Model Packages, under the model root node
Core Extensions - provides Model Patterns for the extended application of UML modeling


There is some overlap between these three categories.






Using the Profile Helpers

Generate MDG Technology File









List the Model Patterns provided by the selected technology.

Click on the check box for each model type you want to create in your project.




Select all of the Model Patterns listed in the Name panel.




Clear all Model Patterns selected in the Name panel.




Generate the model structures for your project.

The structures are added to the Project Browser and can be expanded and worked on immediately.




Abort the creation of model structures.




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