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Model (Root Node) Menu - Browser Window

The Root Node in the Browser window is the Model element. You can have more than one Root Node and hence more than one Model element. The first level Packages beneath the Model node are sometimes referred to as Views, as they commonly divide a model into categories such as Use Case Model and Logical Model. You can perform a wide range of operations on the Model nodes of your project, by selecting options from the Model context menu in the Browser window.


Context Menu

Right-click on the Model Node




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Select this option to access two sets of functions:

  • Scripts - scripts created using the Scripting facility, to be executed on Model Nodes; click on a script name to execute it (this option is not shown if no appropriate scripts have been created)
  • Extensions - a list of the enabled technologies on the system, each of which provides options for performing technology-specific operations on the Package; these options are available in the Professional, Corporate, Unified and Ultimate Editions of Enterprise Architect
Extensions - MDG Technologies Script Group Properties

Add a Model using Wizard

Select this option to add further models using the Model Wizard (Start Page 'Create from Pattern' tab).

The list of available Model Pattern Technologies includes the MDG Technology Builder (expand the Management group), which creates a Model Package containing templates that you can use to generate a new MDG Technology containing a set of Profiles.

Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M

Model Wizard

Add Root Node

Select this option to create a new model root, without any subordinate structure or content.

A prompt for the model name displays.

Add View

Select this option to create a new View (Package) underneath the model root node.

The 'Create New View' dialog displays.

Add Views

Package Control

Select this option to access the Package Control submenu, which provides these options:

  • Lock Package (if the project has User Security enabled); the 'Lock/Unlock Package(s)' dialog displays
  • Import a Model Branch, and
  • Version Control Settings
Package Control Sub-Menu

Full Structure for Duplication

Copy the element(s) of the selected Package to the clipboard in XMI format. (Shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+C)

Paste Package from Clipboard

Select this option to paste a child Package from the clipboard into the selected Package.

Copy a Package

Clone Structure as New Version

Select this option to build a clone of your current Root Node hierarchy, including diagrams, and update each object with a user defined version number. All diagram elements contained in a clone diagram are included only as linked elements (references).

Delete Project Root

Select this option to delete the Model Root node, after you have already deleted all of its subordinate Views and Packages.

A prompt displays for you to confirm the deletion.


Select this option to display the Help topic for the Browser window.

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