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Menu Sets

The Enterprise Architect User Interface has an extensive range of main menu and context menu options to support the work of many different user roles. Some of these menu options might not be necessary for the work you do; therefore, it is possible to show, hide and customize the menus in a Menu Set, to tailor them to your specific work practices and responsibilities.

Access View | Perspectives > Menu Sets or

View | Toolbars | Workspace Layouts: (Manage Workspaces) > Menu Sets

Manage Menu Sets



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Menu Sets

List the available Menu Sets (or roles).

These predefined Menu Sets are shown:

  • Complete - every menu option is visible
  • Essential UML - options for modeling with UML; more advanced options, such as for security and version control, are not visible
  • Business Modeling - menu options appropriate to modeling business structures and processes
  • Software Engineering - menu options for UML modeling, code generation and reverse engineering
  • Software Development - menu options for software engineering, plus commands for building and debugging code
  • System Engineering - menu options for real-time development, embedded development and behavioral model execution
  • Testing - menu options for writing and running tests, including integration with external unit testing frameworks
  • Project Management - menu options for managing a project, including resource and task tracking

These predefined Menu Sets can be used as templates for creating new Menu Sets.

To create or work on a Menu Set, right-click on it in the 'Menu Sets' field and select from these context menu options:

  • 'Save' - Save the modifications to the currently selected user-defined Menu Set
  • 'Save As' - Duplicate the selected Menu Set
  • 'Delete' - Delete the selected user-defined Menu Set
  • 'Export' - Export the selected user-defined Menu Set to file
  • 'Import' - Import a Menu Set from an external file

The predefined Menu Sets are protected from change, deletion and export.

Clear check boxes to hide menu commands

A full list of Enterprise Architect menus is shown. You can expand these menus to show the menu options, and the options of any submenus.

For each Menu Set, the checkboxes against those menus, submenus and menu options that are to be hidden in the User Interface are not selected.

  • If you want to hide further options in your customized Menu Sets, deselect the corresponding check box
  • To make menus and options available again, select the checkbox

Click on the Save As button to create a new user-defined Menu Set based on your changes; provide a name for the Menu Set.

Click on the Save button to save changes to an existing user-defined Menu Set.


Click on this button to apply the currently-selected Menu Set to the menus of the user interface, without closing the dialog.


Click on this button to apply the currently-selected Menu Set to the menus of the user interface, and close the dialog.


Click on this button to discard changes to the Menu Sets and close the dialog.

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