Add Custom Tools

You can extend the power of the Enterprise Architect desktop by making external tools accessible from the Main Menu. You can create menu options that hyperlink to different applications, compilers, batch scripts, automation scripts, URLs or documentation. The tools can be either commercially available or those you have configured yourself.

Access     Tools | Customize > Tools: ToolsNew

Add and configure custom tools

Field/Option/Button

Action

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Menu contents

In the boxed, blank field in the list, type in the name of the tool as it should appear in the menu.

 

 

Command

Either:

Type the name of the tool .exe file to use, or
Click on the ( ... ) Browse button and browse to the file location
 

The .exe file must have a valid filename.

 

 

Arguments

Type in any arguments required by the tool

 

Opening External Tools

Passing Parameters to External Applications

 

Initial directory

(Optional) Type in the location of an initial directory.

Close

Click on this button to close the Customize dialog.

Your tool is added to the Tools menu.