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Compact a Project

After a long period of use and development, a project .EAP file might benefit from compacting to conserve space.

Always compact and repair projects on a local drive, never on a network drive.

Access:    Tools | Data Management | Manage .EAP File | Compact .EAP File

How to:

To compact a project, follow the steps below:




If you have the project open, shut it down


Ensure no other users have the file open


Select the Compact .EAP File menu option


Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process


  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Administer Database permission to compact a project

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