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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
Project Browser | Right-click on a Package node | Add a 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 Framework technology and the MDG Technology Builder patterns. These create 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.





Using the Profile Helpers

Generate MDG Technology File


Lists the Model Patterns provided by the selected technology.

For example, the Core Modeling technology supports core UML modeling for:

·Basic UML 2 - Model Patterns for general purpose, 'diagram type' UML modeling, generating extensive model structures
·Extensions - Model Patterns for the extended application of UML modeling
·Simple UML Views - 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


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









Click on this button to select all of the Model Patterns listed in the Name panel.




Click on this button to clear all Model Patterns selected in the Name panel.




Click on this button to generate the model structures for your project.

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




Click on this button to abort the creation of model structures.




Click on this button to display this Help topic.



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