Create a New Project

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Enterprise Architect projects can be created via the File | New Project menu option, which displays the Save New Enterprise Architect Project dialog. Select a directory and enter a file name for your project, then click on the Save button. Once the project has been saved, the Model Wizard displays. A selection of models are available. Select the models to include and click on the OK button.

Alternatively, new projects can be created from the Start Page; select the Create a New Project option.

The Model Wizard

The Model Wizard is used to add a selection of models to the project.

The EABase Project File

The default model file (EABase.EAP) is supplied when you install Enterprise Architect. By default, the example model file is stored in your Enterprise Architect installation directory. The default installation directories, depending on which version you have installed, are:

·Registered version: C:\Program Files\Sparx Systems\EA
·Trial version: C:\Program Files\Sparx Systems\EA Trial
·Lite version: C:\Program Files\Sparx Systems\EA Lite

Designing a Custom Template

You can customize any Enterprise Architect project and use it as the base for the new project. This enables you or your organization to build a default project with company standards, tutorials, frameworks or any other common piece of modeling already in-built. A model project is no different from an ordinary project; Enterprise Architect simply copies and renames it as a starter for your new project. With careful planning you can save yourself many hours of work at project start-up.

Configure Project

Having created your project, you can set a range of project parameters to define defaults, tailor the project to particular coding languages, and make development and use of the project consistent. See the following topics: