Please note : This help page is for an older version of Enteprise Archtiect. The latest help can be found here.

The Start Page

The Start Page is the default landing page that displays when you first open Enterprise Architect. It provides a range of useful commands to create and/or access project files, connect to a server repository, or access a project via the Cloud.  You can also access a set of Portals that provide the facilities, resources, links, tailored searches and reports for working in a particular task area, such as Simulation or Modeling.

The options and commands on the Start Page are available through the File options, Recent files list and Portal icons.

Access     Opened by default on startup of Enterprise Architect; if not displayed, select Window | Show Start Page

File Options

Option

Action

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New File

Click on this option to create a new .eap or .feap project file, and to add models to it using the Model Wizard dialog.

Create a New Project

Model Wizard

 

Open File

Click on this option to display the Select Enterprise Architect Project to Open dialog to browse for and open an existing project file (.eap or .feap).

 

 

Server Connection

Click on this option to display the Data Link Properties dialog, from which you begin to specify a data source to connect to, on one of a number of  supported repositories.

This feature is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions.

Connect to a SQL Server Data Repository

Connect to a MySQL Data Repository

Connect to a PostgreSQL Data Repository

Connect to an ASA Data Repository

Connect to an Oracle Data Repository (ODBC)

Connect to an Oracle Data Repository (OLE DB)

 

Cloud Connection

Click on this option to open the Cloud Connection dialog, which you use to specify a project held at a remote location, and to access it through the internet or web. You work on the project using the Enterprise Architect installation on your machine.

An advantage of working in this way is that you do not need to have the database drivers installed on your machine, as you would to work on projects held on a DBMS server.

 

Connect to a Project Via the Cloud

 

Recent Files

Option

Action

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Recent

This is a list of up to 10 Enterprise Architect projects (.eap files, .feap files and DBMS server connections) that you have opened most recently.

Click on a project name in the list to open that project.

If necessary, you can remove projects from this list.

 

 

 
Remove Recent Projects

 

 

Portals

Icon

Action

See also

portalStart

Open the Start Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to and information on both the:

·Facilities of the system that help you to set up, review and manage your project and your own work on the system, and
·Resources of the Sparx Systems website that explain and demonstrate how to use the system and obtain updates on new developments and activities

 

Start Portal

portalModel

 

Open the Model Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

·Create, develop and manage the models in your project

Model Portal

portalManage

Open the Manage Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

·Report on and manage the work that team members are performing on the model

 

Manage Portal

portalPublish

Open the Publish Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

·Import code and data into the model
·Export data to an external XMI file
·Generate code within the model
·Generate documents and web pages on aspects of your model
·Create and edit the templates used in code and document generation

 

Publish Portal

portalSimulate

Open the Simulate Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

·Perform simulations of the behavior of sections of your model and
·Display the results of those simulations

 

Simulate Portal

portalExecute

Open the Execute Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

·Perform Execution Analysis on your model
·Profile the execution of your modeled application
·Debug the execution of your modeled application

 

Execute Portal

portalVerify

 

Open the Verify Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

·Perform tests on the model that you are developing

Verify Portal

portalWindows

 

Open the Documents Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the diagrams, source files and system windows that you currently have open, and the diagrams and source files that you have recently opened and then closed again.

Documents Portal

portalShow

Open the Workspaces Portal in the Portals window, which provides links to the facilities of the system that help you to:

·Structure the user interface to present the information and dialogs you need to perform the tasks specific to your area of work

 

Workspaces Portal

Notes

·You can hide the Start Page, or show it again, by toggling the Window | Show Start Page option; this setting persists after shut down and restart of Enterprise Architect until you explicitly toggle the option again
 

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