The File Menu

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The File menu provides options to create, open, close and save projects, and also to perform print tasks.


Menu Option

Functionality and Function Keys

New Project

Creates a new Enterprise Architect project; or press [Ctrl]+[N].

Open Project

Opens a project; or press [Ctrl]+[O].

Open Source File

Opens a Source File; or press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[O].


Closes the current project.

Save Project As

Saves the current model with a new name, or creates a desktop shortcut to the current model.

Reload Current Project

Reloads the current project (use in a multi-user environment to refresh the Project Browser window); or press [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[F11].

Page Setup

Configures the page settings for printing.

Print Setup

Configures your printer's settings.

Print Preview

Previews how the currently displayed diagram prints.


Prints the currently displayed diagram; or press [Ctrl]+[P].

Enterprise Architect provides facilities to change the scale of the printed diagram  (the number of pages it takes up) and  to print or omit page headers and footers on the diagram.

Recent Files List

Lists the most recently opened projects, to a maximum of eight.


Exits Enterprise Architect.

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