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

Use the Model Search

You perform searches within your project using the Model Search. You search the whole model, unless you have selected the Current Tree Selection option in the search management panel. In that case, you can search within a specific package selected from the Project Browser.


In the Search Term field type the text to search for, and in the Search field select the type of search to perform (the default being Simple). Click on the Run button to display your results.

You can perform more complex searches and create your own search definitions. To begin these tasks:

  1. Click on the arrow button to the right of the Options button. The search manager panel displays just above the search results panel.

External Access to Model Search

You can access the Model Search facilities and perform specific searches indirectly, from Add-Ins, MDG Technologies, from a hyperlink and from a shortcut to access your model. This entails setting up a search profile either in the appropriate tool, or as an XML file accessed by the tool.

For information on performing a search from:


An MDG Technology Selection (MTS) File (using an exported search definition)

Working With MTS Files

A Login Shortcut

Shortcuts To .EAP Files

An Add-In

Add-In Search

A Hyperlink