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Create a Message

You can use the 'Model Message' dialog to compose messages to project team members within the project, under your Author ID, and to:

  • Reply to messages from other team members
  • Forward messages to other team members
  • Link model components to the message, or add hyperlinks to files or other objects of relevance



Start > Today > Mail

Construct > Project > Discussion > Model Mail

Create a message to another project team member as a new message, a reply to a message, or a forwarded message



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If your message or response concerns a diagram or model object, you could click on that object in the Project Browser now so that it is immediately available to be linked to your message.


Select the appropriate toolbar icon, context menu option or message button to create, reply to or forward a message.

The 'Model Message' dialog displays.

Model Mail


If you are creating or forwarding a message, or you want to send a reply to a wider audience, for each person you intend to send the message to:

  • Click on the To: button
    A list of project team member and group IDs displays
  • Scroll to the required name and double-click on it
    The name is added to the 'To:' field


In the 'Subject' field, type or edit the subject of the message as necessary.


In the 'Flag' field click on the drop-down arrow and on the appropriate flag color or option for your message.


In the text panel, write the text of your message.

You can format the text using the facilities of the 'Notes' toolbar at the top of the field.

Notes Toolbar


If you intend to link a diagram or model object to this message, place the cursor at the appropriate position in your message text and click on the Insert Quick Link button.

Select the object you highlighted in Step 1; a hyperlink to that object is inserted in the message text.


If you did not select a model object and now intend to link to one, or you want to link to another target such as a file, Model Search or Team Review message, click on either:

  • The 'Hyperlink' icon in the toolbar or
  • The Insert Quick Link button and select the 'Other' option

The 'Hyperlink Details' dialog displays; create the required link.


Click on the Send button to send the message to the recipients.


  • This facility is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, with User Security enabled