Open External Tools

When configuring custom tools in Enterprise Architect, by selecting Tools | Customize > Tools, you can:

Specify the custom tool (application) using the Command field
Define a file to open using the Arguments field
 

Example 1

This configuration opens the file c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls  using Wordpad. If you save from within Wordpad the initial directory is c:\Temp.

CustomizeMenu-Commands-WordPad
 

If there are any spaces in the paths in the Command, Arguments or Initial directory fields, you must enclose the whole path in double quotes. For example:

"c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls" must have quotes, but c:\Temp\CustomerAccount.cls  does not have to have quotes.

Example 2

This example opens the file c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls  using Visual Basic (VB). As VB is not installed with the operating system, the whole file path for VB must be included in the Command field; you can locate and select this path using the (  ...  ) (Browse) button. Again, if you save from within VB the initial directory is c:\Temp.

CustomizeMenu-Commands-VB

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