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

Copy a Base Project

To copy an existing project as a base for a new project, from the Start Page select the Copy a Base Project option. The Create New Enterprise Architect Project dialog displays.


You must first select the project that is to be the base template. When you install Enterprise Architect a default base project is installed called EABase.eap.

  • The Model Project field defaults to EABase.eap, as the base file for your project; however you can select any existing project file as a Custom Template - click on the Browse button after the Model Project field and locate the custom project file
  • To select the file path for saving your project, click on the Browse button after the New Project field; if this is to be a shared project, store the file on a shared network resource such as a Network Server or Workgroup Server
  • To replace all GUIDs in the source model with fresh GUIDs, select the Reset New Projects GUIDs checkbox.


If the new project is based on one that is already under version control, it is recommended that the Reset New Projects GUIDs checkbox be deselected. This prevents duplication of packages when the Get Latest facility is used.

When you have entered the filenames, click on the Create Project button to create your project. Click on the Cancel button to close the dialog without creating a new project.


You can also copy any Enterprise Architect project using Windows Explorer, and open the copied project as a new project.