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Manage Baselines in Model

When you manage baselines in the model all of the Baseline features are available through the Manage Baselines window. As discussed in a prior topic, this is the default way to work with baselines and the files themselves are stored in compressed format inside the repository. This ensures these baseline snapshots are available to all model users who have the requisite permissions to manage the  baselines where security has been enabled.

Storing the baselines in the repository is much more immediate and convenient and is suitable for small teams and situations where baselines are used in a cohesive team environment. If these baselines are important assets that need to be shared or managed by wider communities of users using the Reusable Asset Server may be used to provide access to distributed users.



Design > Model > Manage > Manage Baselines

Keyboard Shortcuts


Baseline Management

Create, select and process Baselines using the 'Package Baselines' dialog.



See also

Current Baselines For Package: <Name>

Review the Baselines for the current model branch, listed by version reference with the highest alphabetical/numerical value at the top.

If an entry is longer than the display area, a horizontal scroll bar displays at the bottom of the panel; use this to scroll to the text that is not shown.

Create Baselines

Show Differences

Run the Compare utility on the selected Baseline and the current model branch or diagram, to display the differences between the two.

The Compare Utility (Diff) Visual Diagram Changes Example Comparison

Restore to Baseline

Completely restore the model branch from the selected Baseline.

New Baseline

Create a new Baseline.

Create Baselines

Delete Selected

Delete the selected Baseline.

Load Other Baselines

Display a drop-down menu that enables you to load Baselines from another model, in either a project file or a DBMS repository.

  • For project files, a browser displays; locate the required project file
  • For DBMS repositories, the Windows 'Data Link Properties' dialog displays; select the data provider and click on the OK button to display the 'Select Data Source' dialog, from which you select the required project

In either case, the Connected To: message at the bottom of the 'Package Baselines' dialog changes to the name of the alternative model.

To return the dialog to the original project, select the third option on the drop down list: 'Load From Selected Package'.

Import File

Import an XML 1.1 file from the file system as a new Baseline for this current model branch.

Export File

Export the selected Baseline to an XML file.

Compare Model to File

Compare the selected model branch with an XML 1.1 file in the file management system; a browser displays, which you use to locate the file.


Set filters to make the comparison more specific.

Compare Options


  • Package Baseline facilities are available in the Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions of Enterprise Architect