Work with MDG Technologies

Any MDG Technology listed on the MDG Technologies dialog can be enabled, which makes their interface profiles and Toolbox pages available for your use.

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MDG Technology Toolbox Pages

When you enable an MDG Technology, any Technology-specific diagram types are added to the New Diagram dialog lists, and the Technology's Toolbox pages are added to those available through the More tools menus in the Toolbox.

If you set an MDG Technology to Active, it becomes the main technology  for the model. Only one Technology can be active at a time. The Technology's validation configuration is set, and whilst common Toolbox pages are visible at all times, the Technology's Toolbox pages override any parallel Enterprise Architect Toolbox pages; for example, the ICONIX Class pages would override the Enterprise Architect Class pages.

You create Technology-specific diagrams and populate them with elements and connectors in the same way as for standard Enterprise Architect diagrams.

 

Create New Diagrams

 

 

Manage MDG Technologies

The Resources Window

A method of importing MDG Technologies into the Resources window is available (right-click on the MDG Technologies folder and select the Import Technology context menu option) but this method is Not Recommended.

If you use this method, the MDG Technology is available only in the model it was imported into, and the Toolbox pages, Learning Center, Project Browser icons and model templates are not available.

It is recommended that you instead create or download new technologies into the %APPDATA% folder or the Enterprise Architect installation directory, or use new technologies from remote file locations and web sites.

However, you might previously have imported technologies into the Resources window, and these are still available until you specifically delete them (right-click on the technology and select the Delete Technology context menu option).

 

Import MDG Technologies

Access Remote MDG Technologies