Introducing Enterprise Architect 14 – Enhanced Model Editing

Webinar December 2017
In this webinar:
  • Understand why the enhanced Properties view is indispensable for model editing
  • Preview the all new Context Browser
  • Improve your model completeness with the Diagram Inline Specification Manager

This is the third webinar in our on-going Enterprise Architect 14 preview series. Enterprise Architect 14 brings the power of the Specification Manager to any diagram, providing a simple document-like view of the model. Identify gaps in documentation at a glance and see how well that documentation elaborates and refines the visual model. Simplify the process of model creation and editing.

Another powerful model editing tool - the dockable Properties view - now features new dynamic tabs for context sensitive editing of elements, diagrams, relationships and more.

Join us as we explain these and other modeling tool enhancements in the exciting version 14 pre-release.

Scott Hebbard
Scott Hebbard

Explore the Mind Map of the Version 14 Release

We have provided the example Enterprise Architect mind map model used in the webinar
Presentation model: enterprise-architect-14-release-webinar.eap Download the Enterprise Architect Mind Map Model that documents the version 14 Release

Questions from the Audience

Click on a question to see the answer.


 Does the spell checker check the names of elements or just the notes/descriptions associated with elements?

No, just the notes and descriptions. It does not work on the names of elements, as these may follow a naming convention such as REQ1003, rather than standard English terms.

The Spell Checker can run automatically and will highlight any possible errors in text. For more information on Spell Checking, refer to the Enterprise Architect User Guide.

 Is there a "format painter" function? For example, cutting and pasting from multiple documents with various fonts/formats, having the ability to "paint" a given format (font type, font size, font color) is very handy.

Yes. Use the format painter tool to apply the font and appearance of one element to others.

For details, see the Help topic Changing Element Appearance and its subtopics.

Properties Window

 Can we finally change the value of properties in many elements / relationships at the same time?


 Can you edit Tagged Values in the Docked Property window?

Yes. Any Tagged Values appear under their own tab in the Property Browser.

 Can properties still be edited in a non dockable way or is this the new way of editing properties?

Yes. You can still press Ctrl + Enter or use the Context menu to access properties.

 Does the Property Window allow you to edit attributes as well?


 Does keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S work in this Properties window or will it save the diagram that is opened?

Ctrl+S will save the diagram, but use the Save button in the Property window to ensure you save any attributes or behavior changes on an individual element.

Diagram In-line Specification Manager

 Does the Diagram In-line Specification Manager work with self-made elements via MDG Deployment?

Yes it does. However not all MDG technology will have a custom sub-pane.

 Does it spell check the name of the element in the Diagram In-line Specification Manager or just the description?

Only the description.