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 the Learn more list 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 |
Generate a New Model
Add to Package
Displays the name of the Package you have selected in the Project Browser.
If you are using the Model Wizard by default on a newly-opened project, this field shows the Model root, 'Model'.
If you need to change the Package to generate the model under, click on the icon and browse for the correct Package on the 'Navigator' browser.
Customize Pattern on import
A Pattern can contain several Packages; select this checkbox to indicate that you will import only some of these Packages from the Pattern into your model. After you click on the , the 'Select Packages' dialog displays on which you specify which of the Packages to import.
If you select more than one Pattern, the 'Select Packages' dialog displays for each Pattern in turn.
If you do not select the checkbox, all Packages in each Pattern will be imported into the model.
|Select Packages to Import from Pattern
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.
|Generate MDG Technology File Using the Profile Helpers
Lists the Model Patterns provided by the selected technology.
For example, the Core Modeling technology supports core UML modeling for:
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.
- The 'Select Package(s)' dialog does not display for the Simple Template and Basic Template Patterns in the Framework Technology, even if the 'Customize Pattern on import' option is selected