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Work on Team Library Items

Within the Team Library, you can perform a wide range of operations on the Documents and the Topics and Categories that contain them. These operations include creating an item, commenting on a Document, password-protecting an item so that it is not accidentally changed, accessing protected items, adding resources to an item, and deleting an item. All of these operations are accessed through the context menu in the Team Library window.

Access

Open the Team Library window using one of the methods described here, then right-click on an item

Ribbon

Start > Collaborate > Team Library

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+Alt+U

Team Library Options

Option

Action

See also

New Category
New Topic
New Document

Add a new Category, new Topic or new Document to the Team Library.

Alternatively, click on the 'New Topic' or 'New Document' icon in the window toolbar.

Add a New Category Add a New Topic Add a New Document

New Category From Template
New Topic From Template
New Document from Template

Add a new Category, new Topic or new Document, based on a defined template.

Add a New Category Add a New Topic Add a New Document

New Comment

Create a response to the selected Document.

Alternatively, click on the 'New Comment' icon in the window toolbar.

Comment on a Document

Rename

Edit the name of the currently-selected item, in situ.

Shortcut: F2

Copy Path to Clipboard

Copy the path of the currently-selected item to the clipboard.

You can then paste the path into a document or file to add the discussion to any text concerning the item.

Shortcut: Ctrl+C

Show Contents

Display the description or text of the item selected from the Team Library window, if the 'Team Document' tab is not yet open.

Share Resource

(If anything other than a Resources folder is selected.)

Add an item into the Resources folder under the selected Category, Topic or Document. If a Resources folder does not exist, one will be automatically created.

Available options:

  • Package from Current Model
  • Image of Active Diagram
  • Active Profiler Report
  • Bookmark Active Website
  • Image from Clipboard
Team Review Resources

Add Package From Current Model

(If a Resources folder is selected.)

Export a Package as an XMI file from the current model as a resource of the selected Category, Topic or Document.

You browse for and select the required Package using the 'Select <item>' dialog.

Team Review Resources Select Dialog

Import to Current Model

(If a Package XMI file resource is selected.)

Import the resource Package to the current model.

You browse for and select the required target Package using the 'Select <item>' dialog; the resource is imported as a child of that Package.

This is a useful option for transferring relevant Packages from the Team Library of one model into another model.

Select Dialog

Image of Active Diagram

(If a Resources folder is selected.)

Add an image of the currently-displayed diagram as a resource of the selected Category, Topic or Document.

You are prompted to provide a reference name for this image.

Team Review Resources

Active Profiler Report

(If a Resources folder is selected.)

Add an active Profiler Report as a resource of the selected Category, Topic or Document.

You are prompted to browse for and select the appropriate active report.

Team Review Resources Generate, Save and Load Reports

Image From Clipboard

(If a Resources folder is selected.)

Add an image held on the clipboard as a resource of the selected Category, Topic or Document.

Team Review Resources

View Image

(If a diagram image resource is selected.)

Open the View Image window, containing an image of the selected diagram.

Alternatively, double-click on the image name.

Team Review Resources

Copy Image To Clipboard

(If an image resource is selected.)

Copy the image or diagram image to the clipboard.

Team Review Resources

Refresh Category 'xyz'
Refresh Topic 'xyz'
Refresh Document 'xyz'
Refresh Comment 'xyz'

Refresh the currently-open Category, Topic, Document or Comment, getting new Comments, Documents and Topics that other users might have created.

However, if you open a different Category, Topic or Document the Team Library always displays the latest information from the database.

Alternatively, click on the 'Refresh' icon in the window toolbar.

Reload Current Connection

Reload the entire Team Library connection, getting new Categories, Topics and Documents.

Review Status

Assign or clear a status marker against the selected Category, Topic or Document; you can mark the item as:

  • Awaiting Approval
  • Approved
  • Rejected

Or clear the marker (None).

Team Review Tools (Icons)

Bind to Project Browser Package

Bind the selected Topic to a Package in the Project Browser, so that Review Documents created in the Specification Manager for that Package are automatically stored in the Topic.

When you select this option, the 'Select Package to Bind' dialog displays, on which you browse for and select the Package to bind the Topic to.

Specification Manager Create Review Document Select Dialog

Security Options

Access one of three options:

  • 'Apply Password Lock' - to display a prompt to enter a security password
  • 'Unlock for Editing' - to display a prompt to enter the set password so that you can edit the item
  • 'Remove Password Lock' - to display a prompt for the set password, which is then removed

When you set the password, an exclamation mark icon is added to the Category, Topic or Document name.

Protection Against Editing

Connections...

Access other Team Libraries from other Enterprise Architect models or models located on servers.

Alternatively, click on the drop-down arrow in the 'Connection Options' field in the window toolbar, and select one of the listed models.

Use the '<Configure Connections>' option to add and connect to additional Team Libraries.

Team Review Connections

Options...

Change the loading behavior of the Team Library.

Team Review Options

Delete Category 'xyz'
Delete Topic 'xyz'
Delete Document 'xyz'
Delete Resource 'xyz'
Delete Comment 'xyz'

Delete this Category, Topic, Document or Comment and all sub-topics and sub-documents, or delete the resource attached to the item.

Alternatively, click on the item and press the Delete key.

A confirmation dialog displays; click on the Yes button to remove the item and any dependent items from the Team Library.