Auditing is a project-level feature that model administrators can use to record model changes in Enterprise Architect. After switching Auditing on, you can view information on changes such as:

  • Who changed an element
  • How many elements they changed
  • When they changed the data
  • What the previous values were, and
  • What type of elements they changed

Auditing does not record changes to:

  • Document Templates
  • Model Documents
  • Baselines or
  • Profiles

We provide a Quickstart procedure to help you enable Auditing and see it in action, from which point you can explore a number of set-up options and display features.




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The Audit View

To view what has been recorded by the audit, use the Audit View, which provides an interface to everything recorded by Auditing.

If security is enabled, you must have Audit View permission to display data in the Audit View.

Audit View List of Available Permissions

Model Views

You can also obtain a snapshot of selected items in the model, using the Model View facility.

In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, you can use this facility to automatically generate a snapshot at intervals and, if there are changes in the items collected by the defined search, to trigger a notification to you of such changes.

This helps you to monitor workflow and other events of concern to you.

Model View Monitor Events

Document Report

You can generate a document report that includes the audit history information for the selected element or Package, by choosing the basic + audit template.

Generate Documentation

Audit History

Using Auditing, you can track changes to an element or connector over time.

However, enabling Auditing also enables an 'Audit History' tab in the System Output window, which summarizes all changes made to the selected element or connector.

Audit History Tab

Performance Issues

By enabling Auditing on a project, you increase the time taken for most actions.

For most modeling tasks, this increase is insignificant; however, there are some instances where the difference is more substantial.

Performance Issues


  • The Auditing facility is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions
  • Warning - If your site runs separate editions of Enterprise Architect, when Auditing is turned on in a project any Desktop or Professional edition users are locked out of the project; to restore access, turn Auditing off in the project from the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering or Ultimate edition instance of Enterprise Architect

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