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Enterprise Architect provides a set of toolbars containing convenient shortcuts to a wide range of common functions that you can perform on your project as a whole through to the individual modeling units.

The toolbars are initially displayed in the toolbar banner at the top of the work area, but you can display them at the foot of the work area, drag and dock them within the work area, or float them over the application; this is useful when you are using a certain set of functions a lot in a particular area.

You can also dock toolbars to the edge of the Enterprise Architect work area by dragging them by the title bar and placing them against the appropriate edge.

Available toolbars

  • Default Tools Toolbar
  • Project Toolbar
  • Diagram Toolbar
  • Element Toolbar
  • Connector Toolbar
  • Code Engineering Toolbar
  • Simulation Toolbar
  • Build Toolbar
  • Record Toolbar
  • Debug Toolbar
  • Navigator Toolbar
  • Status Bar
  • Notes Toolbar

Each toolbar has a icon at the right-hand end, which can be enabled or hidden using the 'Window Behavior' tab of the Preferences window. If you click on this drop-down arrow, the 'Add or Remove Buttons' option displays. Select this option to show a context menu listing the toolbars that are displayed on the same line as the current toolbar, and an option to customize toolbars - both your own and the system-provided toolbars.

If you select one of the toolbars identified on the context menu, the icons available through that toolbar are listed. Click on the checkbox against each icon as necessary to hide or show it in the toolbar.

If you select the 'Customize' option, the 'Customize' dialog displays at the 'Commands' tab, where you can start associating icons with commands to be added to Toolbars on the 'Toolbars' tab.

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