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Toolbars

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 or on the individual modeling units.

The toolbars can be displayed in the toolbar banner at the top of the work area, or you can float them over a particular area of 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 Tools Toolbar
  • Diagram Toolbar
  • Element Toolbar
  • Connector Toolbar
  • Code Engineering Toolbar
  • Simulate Toolbar
  • Build Toolbar
  • Record Toolbar
  • Debug Toolbar
  • Collaborate Toolbar
  • Custom Draw Style Toolbar
  • Publish 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.

There are two other bars that provide functions you can apply in different contexts; these are the:

  • Navigator Toolbar to help you locate and move to sections of the model,  and
  • Status Bar to provide information on currently-selected objects and on important system settings

Many of the dockable windows in the system also have their own embedded Toolbars below the window name; for example, the Notes Toolbar on the Notes window, and the Browser window toolbar.

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