The easiest way to share a project amongst a work group of developers and analysts is to place the project file on a shared network drive and have people connect concurrently from their Workstation.
Note: Enterprise Architect accepts a number of concurrent connections without issue, although there can be occasional 'lock-outs' when one user tries to access or update something another user is in the process of modifying.
The main issues with shared network access are:
|·||Changes to the Project Browser window are not automatically updated. To compensate for this, users must occasionally reload their project to view any project changes at this level.|
|·||If two or more people work on the same diagram concurrently, unexpected results can occur. It is best to enable only one analyst to work on a diagram at a time.|
|·||If a user's machine crashes, the network suffers an outage or a machine is turned off unexpectedly, the project file might require repair to compensate for the sudden inconsistency. A repair facility is provided (select the Tools | Manage .EAP File | Repair .EAP File menu option) to carry out this task. This only applies to the file-based version of Enterprise Architect; the DBMS-based version does not suffer this problem.|