When you try to load a project that has to be updated to the latest format, the Upgrade Wizard opens and guides you through the required steps. You cannot load a previous Enterprise Architect version model without upgrading.
Note: Upgrading is essential when a new major version is released. Once upgraded, the project cannot be opened with earlier versions of Enterprise Architect.
|·||Advises you of the necessity to upgrade|
|·||Advises you to back up the current project; backing up before any changes are made is essential|
|·||Checks that the current project can be upgraded; all projects can be upgraded, except replicas that are not Design Masters|
|·||Performs the upgrade|
|·||Opens the newly converted project.|
Note for replicated models: If the wizard detects the project you are opening is a replica and not a Design Master, a different upgrade path is required.