Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.


The File menu provides options to create, open, close and save projects, and also to perform print tasks.

Menu Option & Function Keys

Use to

New Project  [Ctrl]+[N]

Create a new Enterprise Architect project.

Open Project  [Ctrl]+[O]

Open a project.

Open Source File

Open any type of source file (code, XML, DDL) for editing.

Close Project

Close the current project.

Save Project As

Save the current model with a new name, or create a desktop shortcut to the current model.

(This option is also active in the 'Lite', read-only edition of Enterprise Architect.)

Reload Current Project

Reload the current project (use in a multi-user environment to refresh the Project Browser).

Print Setup

Configure your printer's settings.

Page Setup

Configure the page settings for printing.

Print Preview

Preview how the currently displayed diagram prints.

Print  [Ctrl]+[P]

Print the currently displayed diagram.

Enterprise Architect provides facilities to change the scale of the printed diagram (the number of pages it takes up) and to print or omit page headers and footers on the diagram.

Recent Files List

Select from a list of the most recently opened projects.


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