Tuesday, 02 April 2019 04:51

Show the Enterprise Architect Toolbox

Written by
Rate this item
(2 votes)

The Toolbox is an often-essential part of the Enterprise Architect interface. There are several ways to bring up the Toolbox in Enterprise Architect. This tutorial will cover all 4 of them.

1. Via the Ribbon


Ribbon > Design > Diagram > Toolbox.


2. Using Shortcut Keys

Pressing Alt+5 displays the Diagram Toolbox.


3. Pressing the Space Bar

Brings up the Diagram Toolbox in-place via a context sensitive menu.




4. Switching between Docked Dialogues

If you like to dock the Toolbox and Project Explorer together in the same spot, the guillemets arrow can allow you to swap back and forth between the two.



P.S. A quick note about Perspectives...

Perspectives in Enterprise Architect are used to tailor toolsets for domain-specific modeling scenarios. So essentially, you can apply a Perspective to display functions/tools appropriate to the task you're performing and hide all the rest.

Sometimes people can't find the tool they're looking for because they have a perspective set and aren't aware. If you ever find yourself in this position, check the perspectives display down the bottom right of the program.



Then either select the new relevant perspectives required or set the perspective back to default by Perspective > Activate All.




Happy Modeling!

Read 14093 times Last modified on Wednesday, 03 April 2019 23:01

Sparx Systems

99 Albert Street
P: +61 3 5345 1140
F: +61 3 5345 1104
Sparx Systems specializes in high performance and scalable visual modeling tools for the planning, design and construction of software intensive systems. A Contributing Member of the Object Management Group (OMG), Sparx Systems is committed to realizing the potential of model-driven development based on open standards. The company’s flagship product, Enterprise Architect, has received numerous accolades since its commercial release in August, 2000. Enterprise Architect is the design tool of choice for over 740,000 registered users worldwide.

Login to post comments