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The Workspace Window Selector

The Workspace Quick Access window provides access to commands for applying a wide range of predefined workspace layouts.  Each layout name is a command that, when you click on it, opens and arranges various windows, positioned, grouped and sized in a manner that facilitates the workflow of the task at hand.

The workspace commands are organized into four sets, as described in the tables of this topic.

Design and Construct

This set of commands provides access to workspace layouts tailored for use in general modeling tasks as well as some specific tasks, such as database modeling or designing XML Schemas.

Options

Description

See also

Default

Applies the 'Default' workspace layout, which is a good starting point for a range of general modeling tasks.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area (for diagrams)
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together
  • Properties and Notes windows
Selecting a Workspace

Clear

Applies the 'Clear' workspace layout.  This clears the desktop by closing all 'docked' windows. You can then open the specific windows that you want.

In this layout, only the menu ribbon and the main work area are visible.

Browse

Applies the 'Browse' workspace layout, designed for browsing the model and its element properties.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser, Inspector and Focus windows grouped together

Wide View

Applies the 'Wide View' workspace layout.

This layout has the main work area occupying the full width of the application desktop.  Other open windows are 'auto-hidden'.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together ('auto-hidden' to the left)
  • Properties and Notes windows ('auto-hidden' to the right)

Explore

Applies the 'Explore' workspace layout, for use in 'exploring' the features of your model.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser, Inspector and Focus windows grouped together
  • Responsibility and Maintenance windows grouped together
  • Summary window
  • Discuss & Review and Chat & Mail windows grouped together

Core Modeling

Applies the 'Core Modeling' workspace layout, for use when performing core modeling tasks.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together
  • Properties and Notes windows grouped together
  • Pan & Zoom, Layout Tools and Filters & Layers windows grouped together
Modeling Fundamentals

Database Modeling

Applies the 'Database Modeling' workspace layout, for use when performing Database Modeling tasks.

These windows are displayed:

  • The Database Builder window, occupying the main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together
  • Properties and Notes windows
The Database Builder Information Engineering

Gap Analysis

Applies the 'Gap Analysis' workspace layout, for use when performing Gap Analysis.

These windows are displayed:

  • The Gap Analysis Matrix, occupying the main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together (on the left)
  • Properties window (also on the left)
Gap Analysis Matrix

Schema Design

Applies the 'Schema Design' workspace layout, for use when modeling Schema Designs.

These windows are displayed:

  • The Schema Composer, occupying the main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together
  • Properties and Notes windows
The Schema Composer XML Schema ( XSD )

Trace by Matrix

Applies the 'Trace by Matrix' workspace layout, which uses the Relationship Matrix for tracing relationships between model elements.

These windows are displayed:

  • The Relationship Matrix, occupying the main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together
  • Properties and Notes windows
Relationship Matrix

Software & Simulation

This set of commands provides access to workspace layouts tailored for use in performing specific tasks in software engineering and model simulation.

Options

Description

See also

Software Engineering

Applies the 'Software Engineering' workspace layout, for use when performing general Software Engineering tasks.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser, Inspector and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together as tabs
  • Features window (contains pages for features such as attributes, operations and receptions)
  • Properties and Notes windows
Software Engineering

Debug

Applies the 'Debug' workspace layout, for use when debugging software.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser, Inspector and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together
  • Breakpoints & Markers, Watches, Modules and Memory Viewer windows grouped together
  • Debug, Local and Call Stack windows grouped together
Build and Debug

Profile

Applies the 'Profile' workspace layout, for use when profiling software.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together
  • Profile window
Profiling

Record

Applies the 'Record' workspace layout, for use when recording program execution.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together
  • Record & Analyze window
Recording

Testpoints

Applies the 'Testpoints' workspace layout.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together
  • Testpoints window
Testpoints

XSLT Debug

Applies the 'XSLT' workspace layout, for use when debugging XSLT.

These windows are displayed:

  • XSLT Debugger window open in main work area
  • Browser and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together
  • System Output window at the bottom of the screen
Debug an XSL Transformation

Simulation

Applies the 'Simulation' workspace layout, for use when running simulations.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser, Inspector and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together
  • Simulation and Simulation Events windows
  • Locals and Call Stack windows
Model Simulation

DMN-Sim

Applies the 'DMN-Sim' workspace layout, for use when creating or running DMN simulations.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser, Inspector and Execution Analyzer windows grouped together
  • DMN Simulation and DMN Expression windows
Simulate DMN Model

BPSim

Applies the 'BPSim' workspace layout, for use when working with Business Process Simulations.

These windows are displayed:

  • Main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together
  • Diagram Toolbox
  • Properties window
  • Configure BPSim window
BPSim Business Simulations

SysML-Sim

Applies the 'SysML-Sim' workspace layout, for use when working with SysML Simulations.

These windows are displayed:

  • Configure SysML Simulation window in main work area
  • Browser and Inspector windows grouped together
  • Diagram Toolbox
  • Properties window
  • System Output window
SysML Parametric Simulation

Workspace Tools

The commands in this list provide access to facilities for customizing and managing workspaces, menu ribbons and working sets.

Options

Description

See also

Workspaces

Displays the 'Workspaces' page of the 'Workspaces Layout' window.

This window allows you to select from a range of predefined workspace layouts and apply one of them, such that the application desktop displays a particular set of windows and toolbars, arranged in a way to facilitate certain modeling activities.

Workspace Layouts

My Workspaces

Opens the 'My Workspaces' tab on the 'Workspace Layout' window, enabling you to select, create and maintain the workspaces that you use, as a means of organizing all the tools appropriate to your areas of work.

Workspace Layouts

My Ribbon Sets

Opens the 'My Ribbon Sets' page of the 'Workspaces Layout' window.

This tab allows you to set a filter on the ribbons and the panels in the ribbons, so as to provide a clearer focus on only the core features that you use and eliminate any distracting features outside your domain of work.

Customizing Ribbon Sets

Save Workspace

Saves the current Workspace layout as a new customized Workspace.

Workspace Layouts

Working Sets

Opens the 'Working Sets' page of the 'Focus' window. These Working Sets are saved outlays of what you want opened in Enterprise Architect.  Working Sets can be manually created or a capture of your current work environment.

Working Sets

User Layouts

The User Layouts list presents a list of the workspace layouts you have created yourself.

Option

Description

See also

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This list remains empty until you have defined and saved some workspace layouts of your own.

Workspace Layouts