Before using a previously created Pattern file in a UML model, you must first import it into the current UML model; it is then available from the Resources window and optionally from the Enterprise Architect UML Toolbox. To import a UML Pattern you have previously saved, follow the steps outlined below:
|1.||Select the Resources window. |
|2.||Right-click on the UML Patterns node. The context menu displays.|
|3.||Select the menu option. The Select UML Pattern Import Filename dialog displays.|
|4.||Locate the XML file to import.|
|5.||Click on the button to import the Pattern.|
The imported Pattern is placed in the appropriate category as defined in the XML file. If the category does not already exist under UML Patterns, a new one is created. To download examples of the Gang of Four patterns for Enterprise Architect open the GoF Patterns zip file.