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Compact a Project

After a period of time, through general use, a project .eap file might occupy more disc space than necessary. You can move the project to a local drive and compact the file to recover the unused space.

Access Project | Data Management | Manage .EAP File | Compact .EAP File

Compact a project




If you have the project open, shut it down.


Ensure no other users have the file open.


Select the 'Compact .EAP File' menu option.


Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.


  • Always compact projects on a local drive, never on a network drive
  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Administer Database permission to compact a project

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