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Package Options in the Project Browser

The 'Package' context menu in the Project Browser provides a wide range of options for displaying, organizing and operating on the Packages in your model.

Access

Context Menu

Project Browser | Right-click on Package or View

Options

Option

Action

See also

Specialize

Select this option to access two sets of functions:

  • Scripts - scripts created using the Scripting facility, to be executed on Views and Packages; click on a script name to execute it (this option is not shown if no appropriate scripts have been created)
  • Extensions - a list of the enabled technologies on the system, each of which provides options for performing technology-specific operations on the Package; these options are available in the Professional, Corporate, Unified and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect
Extensions - MDG Technologies Script Group Properties

Collaborate

Displays a short menu of options to exchange electronic notes with team colleagues, in the form of Reviews, Discussions and, if User Security is enabled, Chats and Model Mail messages.

Model Chat Create a Message Informal Discussions Formal Review Elements

Properties

Select this option to display the 'Properties' sub-menu for the Package element.

Properties Sub-Menu

Open Package In

Select this option to display the contents of the Package either as a text description in the Specification Manager, a list of objects with their selected properties, or a Gantt chart showing resource allocations and progress.

Specification Manager - Overview

Add a Model using Wizard

Select this option to add another Model Package to the model or View, using the Model Wizard.

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M

Model Wizard

Add a Package

Select this option to add another Package to the selected Package.

Shortcut: Ctrl+W

Add a Package

Add Diagram

Select this option to add a new diagram to the selected Package.

Add New Diagrams

Add Element

Select this option to add a new element to the selected Package.

Shortcut: Ctrl+M

Add Elements Directly To Packages

Package Control

Select this option to access the Package Control submenu, which provides these options:

  • Lock the Package (if the project has User Security enabled)
  • Import a Model Branch, and
  • Version Control Settings
Package Version Control Menu

Clone Structure as New Version

Select this option to build a clone of your current Package hierarchy, including diagrams, and update each object with a user defined version number. All diagram elements contained in a clone diagram are included only as linked elements (references).

Clone Structure as New Version

Copy/Paste

Select this option to access a menu of options for copying and moving the Package contents to other areas of the model.

Copy/Paste Submenu

Contents

Select this option to reorganize the Package contents after making changes.

Contents Sub-menu

Set View Icon

Select this option to display the 'Set View Icon' dialog, on which you select one of the six standard View-type icons to display beside the View name.

Views

Delete <packagename>

Select this option to delete the selected Package and its contents. A prompt displays to confirm the deletion.

Help

Select this option to display the Help topic for the Project Browser.