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Browser Header Bar

The Browser window header provides access to several operations you can perform on your project structure and content, including opening the project in the first place. You can use the options in the header bar to create a new model through the Model Wizard, add Packages and diagrams to an existing model, and move objects up and down within their object groups and parent structures. These and additional options are also available through the menu displayed by the 'Hamburger' icon.

Project Browser toolbar in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

When you first open Enterprise Architect, all the icons except for the 'Hamburger' are grayed out. You can either select a model from the 'Recent' list on the Start page, or you can click on the 'Hamburger' and select the 'Open Project' option. This option displays the 'Manage Projects' dialog, through which you can locate and open the required project.

Access

Ribbon

Start > Desktop > Design > Browser

Explore > Portals > Windows > Explore > Project Browser

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+1

Alt+1 | Browser

Icon Options

These options operate on the 'Project' and 'Context' tabs of the Browser window. In the 'Hamburger' menu options, the 'New Element' option can also update the 'Diagram' tab.

Option

Action

See also

New Model from Pattern

Click on this icon to create a new model base structure in the project, underneath a selected Root Node.

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M

Model Wizard

New Package

Click on this icon to create a new child Package under the selected Package.

Add a Package

New Diagram

Click on this icon to create a new child diagram under the selected Package or element.

Add New Diagrams

Move Object Up

Click on this icon to move the selected object further up the Browser window list, within its parent Package and object group type (that is, within the list of elements or list of diagrams, for example).

Move Object Down

Click on this icon to move the selected object further down the Browser window, within its parent Package and object group type (that is, within the list of elements or list of diagrams, for example).

Find in Browser

For an object selected in a dialog, diagram or window, locates that object in the Browser window.

Hamburger

Click on this icon to display a drop-down menu of options to perform various operations on the model, as described in the Menu Options table.

Favorites

This icon shows a menu listing the Packages that you have flagged as 'Favorites' under your own user security ID and the ID or each security group you are a member of. (User security must be enabled for this option to function.)

Refine Browser Content

Menu Options

Name

Action

Open Project

Select this option to open an existing project, or to create a new project from scratch or from a base template project.

Shortcut: Ctrl+O

Reload Project

Select this option to close and reload the current project, refreshing the Browser window (in a multi-user environment, to bring in changes made by other users sharing the project).

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F11

New Model From Pattern

Select this option to create a new Model Package in the project, underneath a the selected Package.

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M

New Package

Select this option to create a new child Package under the selected Package.

New Diagram

Select this option to create a new child diagram under the selected Package or element.

New Element

Select this option to create a new child element under the selected Package or element and, if required, add it to the currently-open diagram.

Find in Browser

Select this option to perform a simple Element Name search on a text string to locate the element in the Browser window.

Documentation

Select this option to display a submenu from which you can select to generate, on the selected Package in the Browser window, a:

  • Document report      (F8)
  • Web report          (Shift+F8)
  • Joomla! Article or
  • Diagram Only report   (Ctrl+Shift+F8)

Code Generation

Select this option to display a submenu from which you can select to:

  • Generate source code     (Ctrl+Alt+K)
  • Generate DDL
  • Import a source directory    (Ctrl+Shift+U)
  • Import a binary module
  • Import a Resource Script
  • Import a database schema
  • Generate Package contents to synchronize with Package code   (Ctrl+Alt+M)
  • Reset the source code language

All these options operate on the selected Package.

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