Capture Current Work Environment

You can capture the current Enterprise Architect work environment in your shortcut. This maintains the work environment from that point, and is useful if you intend to close and re-open the model and return to the same configuration many times.

If you simply want to return to whatever work environment you happen to be in each time you close the model, you should use a work set that captures the current environment, either by itself or as part of a broader project shortcut.

Access Main Menu | File | Save As Shortcut

Capture your current work environment



See also


Open Enterprise Architect.


Open the required project and work in it.


At the point at which you decide to capture your work environment in a shortcut, ensure that:

  • You have opened all diagrams you require
  • If necessary, you have opened the Team Review, Model Search (with appropriate search term and type) and/or Relationship Matrix (at the appropriate profile)
  • The view you want to resume work on is the last one opened


Select the 'Save As Shortcut' menu option.

The 'Save Project Shortcut' dialog displays, showing a list of actions derived from the views you currently have open.


If you accessed Enterprise Architect via a shortcut, the 'Target File' field displays the file location of that shortcut.

Otherwise, click on the button at the end of the 'Target File' field.

The 'Save Project As' dialog displays.


Browse for the appropriate file location and, in the 'File name' field, type an appropriate filename.

All shortcuts are .EAP files, regardless of whether the model itself is a .EAP file, .FEAP file or DBMS model.


Click on the Save button to return to the 'Save Project Shortcut' dialog.


In the 'Actions when model is opened' field, click on the Include All button.


If you also want to save current window positions click 'Add Other' followed by 'Add Workspace Layout'. The dialog shown allows you to select an existing layout or save the current layout.

Manage Workspace Layout


Click on the OK button to save the shortcut.

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