Resources

The Resources window displays a tree of MDG Technologies, Templates, Documents, UML Profiles and Patterns, commonly-used model elements and Relationship Matrix profiles. This view provides useful shortcuts and re-use functions that you can use to add stock elements to the current model, and patterns and elements for additional information.

Access     Project | Resources   (Alt+6)

Resources available through the Resources window

Resource

Description

See also

MDG Technologies

Provides a convenient way to insert complex new elements and features without having to retype or reconfigure each element.

The preferred method of making MDG Technologies available to your users is to import them into the %APPDATA% folder.

 

MDG Technologies

importing MDG Technologies

Templates

Provides a range of templates for creating HTML (web) reports, RTF reports in either the legacy report generator or the extended RTF report generator, linked documents and MDG Technology reports.

You can create, edit, copy and delete your own templates, and view and copy system-supplied or technology-supplied templates using context menu options.

Web Style Templates

RTF Documents

The Legacy RTF Report Generator

Generate RTF Documents

Linked Documents

 

Documents

Provides shortcuts to saved RTF documents.

 

 

Matrix Profiles

Provides quick access to saved Relationship Matrix profiles; double-click on a profile to load the matrix with the saved settings and source-target packages.

 

Matrix Profiles

Favorites

Provides shortcuts to selected elements that you want to access quickly.

 

 

Stylesheets

Enables you to import XSL Style sheets, which are then available in the drop-down list on the XML Export dialog.

 

Publish Model Package

UML Profiles

Provides a convenient way to insert complex new elements and features without having to retype or reconfigure each element.

(Importing and applying Profiles through the Resources window is no longer recommended; from Enterprise Architect release 7.0. it is recommended that you load and apply Profiles as components of MDG Technologies)

 

UML Profiles in the Resources Window

 

Developing Profiles

UML Patterns

Provides a convenient way to insert complex new elements and features without having to retype or reconfigure each element.

 

Design Patterns

Notes

In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Configure Resources permission to maintain Resources window items
You can also synchronize the Tagged Values and constraints for any elements created from a profile element in the Resources window
To add a document to the shortcut list, select the Project | Documentation | Rich Text Format (RTF) Report menu option; once you have defined your document click on the Resource Document button and type in a name - the document name then displays in the Resources window; by right-clicking on the document name you can regenerate documents individually or as a batch, or open them directly from Enterprise Architect
If you select a style sheet on export, Enterprise Architect applies that style sheet to the XMI generated before saving to file; this makes it convenient to generate other forms of output from the base XMI content - combined with UML Profiles, this is a powerful means of extending Enterprise Architect to generate almost any content required
 

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