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


The Tools menu provides access to various tools including those related to code engineering, managing .EAP files, spelling options, external resources and customization of features such as configuring shortcuts.

Menu Option & Function Keys

Use to

Spell Check Project  [Ctrl]+[F7]

Spell check the current project.

Spell Check Current Package

Spell check the current package.

Spelling Language

Select a language other than English in which to perform the spell check (having downloaded the language dictionaries from the Sparx Systems website).

Data Management

Manage your project's data.

Manage .EAP File

Repair, compact or replicate your .EAP file.

Run Patch

Execute an SQL patch.

Export Reference Data

Export reference data to XML files for convenient model updating.

Import Reference Data

Import reference data from XML files for convenient model updating.

Import Technology

Import an MDG Technology file. (This method no longer recommended.)

Generate MDG Technology File

Display the MDG Technology Wizard.


Open Wordpad.

Windows Explorer

Open Windows Explorer. (Different options might be listed, to open other applications.)


Customize the operation of Enterprise Architect.

Options [Ctrl]+[F9]

Customize your general settings through the Options dialog.