Share a Project

The easiest way to share a project amongst a work group of developers and analysts is to place the project file on a shared network drive, to which people connect from their workstations.

Individual developers and analysts can then open and work on the project concurrently.

Network Issues

Enterprise Architect accepts a number of concurrent connections without issue; however, there are points you should consider:



See also

Lock Outs

There can be occasional 'lock-outs' when one user tries to access or update something another user is in the process of modifying.

Repair a Project Refresh Model View

Other Changes

Changes to the Project Browser (and other project views) are not automatically updated; to compensate for this, users must occasionally reload their project to see changes made by other users.


If two or more people work on the same diagram concurrently, unexpected results can occur; it is best to allow only one analyst to work on a diagram at a time.

System crashes

(.EAP files only) If a user's machine crashes, the network suffers an outage or a machine is turned off unexpectedly, the project file might require repair to compensate for the sudden inconsistency; a repair facility is provided (Project | Data Management | Manage .EAP File | Repair .EAP File) to carry out this task.


  • Firebird-based projects (.feap files) are not suitable for sharing over a network