Add Custom Tools

The Tools tab on the Customize dialog provides a means of extending the power of the Enterprise Architect desktop.

From this toolbar you can configure custom tools and make them accessible from the Main Menu. You can create menu options that hyperlink to different applications, compilers, batch scripts, automation scripts, URLs or documentation.

How to

To add and configure custom tools, follow the steps below

Step

Action

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1

Select the Tools | Customize menu option.

The Customize dialog displays.

 

 

2

Click on the Tools tab.

 

 

3

Click on the New icon (to the left of the red X ).

A blank field displays in the Menu contents list.

 

 

4

Type in the name of the tool as it should appear in the menu.

 

 

5

In the Command field, type the name of the tool .exe file to use; the tool must be a valid filename.

 

 

6

Add any arguments required by the tool, and specify an initial directory if required.

Opening External Tools

Passing Parameters to External Applications

 

7

Close the Customize dialog.

Your tool should have now been added to the Tools menu.