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File Management

When managing the project as a unit, you can create, open, close or save projects, provide desktop shortcuts to a project, or perform print tasks.



Click on Project list.

File Management Options



See also

New Project

Create a new Enterprise Architect project, using the Model Wizard to help you define the base technology, model types and Patterns to use as a framework.

Shortcut: Ctrl+N

File Based Repositories

Open Project

Open an existing project, or create a new project from scratch or from a base template project.

Shortcut: Ctrl+O

Open a project

Reload Project

Reload the current project. (Use this in a multi-user environment to refresh the Project Browser).

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F11

Refresh View of Shared Project

Close Project

Close the current project.

Save Project As

Save the current project with a new name (as a .eap or .feap file). The current project can be a base template or a complete operational project.

Copy a Base Project

Save as Shortcut

Create a desktop shortcut to the current project.

(This option is also active in the 'Lite', read-only edition of Enterprise Architect.)

The Read-only 'Lite' Edition Project Shortcuts

Print Setup

Configure your printer's settings.

Page Setup

Configure the page settings to print the current diagram.

Set Up Diagram Page

Print Preview

Preview how the currently displayed diagram will print.

Print Preview


Print the currently displayed diagram.

You can also make use of other facilities to change the scale of the printed diagram (the number of pages it takes up) and to print or omit page headers and footers on the diagram. By de-selecting the 'Printable' option on an element on a diagram, you can omit that element and its connectors from the printed diagram.

Shortcut: Ctrl+P

Non-printable Elements Scale Image To Page Size Configure Diagram Display

Print to PDF

Save the currently displayed diagram as a PDF file. A browser displays to select the PDF file name and directory path.

By de-selecting the 'Printable' option on an element on a diagram, you can omit that element and its connectors from the diagram in the PDF output.

Non-printable Elements

Recent Documents

Select from a list of up to ten of the most recently opened projects, to re-open the selected project.


Type the name of an operation or command that you want to locate; a list of options relating to the search text is immediately displayed down the left hand side of the dialog and, when you click on an option, the appropriate dialog opens.

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