Create a Project
A project is a single file or repository-based store for one or more models. The first step in getting started with Enterprise Architect is to either open an existing project, or create a new one.
In this example you:
- Create a new file-based project
- Add a template-based model to kick-start your modeling
Once your new project has been created you:
- Have a simple Use Case model to explore and tailor to your requirements
- Can re-open your project at any time by double-clicking on it in a file browser
- Can see it in the 'Recent' list on the Start Page
Create a New Project
Start Enterprise Architect.
When the 'Start Page' displays, click on the option:
This displays the operating system file browser dialog.
In the 'Save as type:' drop-down you have the option to create a repository of file-type:
Select one of these.
|File Based Projects
Locate a suitable folder for your project then:
Enterprise Architect creates a new project file, places it in the specified location and then opens it automatically.
The Browser window's 'Project' tab now displays a root-node named 'Model'.
|The Browser Window
To create a starter model:
Result: The Model Wizard automatically creates a new Use Case model for you, with an initial diagram, some notes and default elements to help get you started.
|Model Perspectives The Model Wizard
From the Browser, click on the 'Basic Use Case Model' diagram to open the diagram.
Your diagram is now ready for making any alterations.