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Model Specific Options

The 'General page' is the default page of the 'Model Specific Options' dialog. It helps you to set those of the general options that apply only to the model in which they are set, and that affect all users of that model. One of these options is specific to SysML Control Flows.

The 'Model Specific Options' dialog also contains pages for identifying MDG Technologies, Code Engineering options and code language options that also are specific to the model.



Configure > Model > Options


Project | Settings | Project Options

Control system behavior



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File Directory

Type in the default directory name for the shared files you define on the 'Files' tab of an element's 'Properties' dialog (maximum 50 characters).

Associated Files

Minimum Version

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the minimum version of Enterprise Architect required to open this model.

Font Face

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font in which to display all element text in diagram renditions of elements.

Set Element Font

Font Size

Click on the drop-down arrow and select the font size in which to display all element text in diagram renditions of elements.


Click on this button to clear the 'Font Face' and 'Font Size' fields.

Ignore image transparency

Select this checkbox to ignore transparency for all images in the model, effectively rendering them as 24-bit images.

Deselect the checkbox to show the transparency for all (32-bit) images on which it has been used.

Message Spacing

Type in the vertical gap (in points, between 15 and 45) to maintain between Sequence Messages on a Sequence diagram.

This spacing can be overridden manually by dragging a Message up or down.

Auto create Diagram Image and Image Map (each time a Diagram is saved)

Select this checkbox to create Diagram images and image-maps for all diagrams. These images and image-maps will be automatically updated whenever the diagram content changes.

Once image and image-map are created for a diagram, they can be accessed by :

  • Right-clicking on the diagram in the Project Browser and selecting the option 'Save Image Map to File', or
  • Within the Automation Interface, using the Project Interface function GetAllDiagramImagesAndMap() in your scripts and Add-Ins

Deselect the checkbox to stop creating images and image-maps for diagrams and to remove all existing images and image-maps from the model.

Project Class Diagram Menu - Project Browser

Batch create Diagram Image and Image Map for all Diagrams

Click on the 'Create' button to page through the diagrams of the model, creating a diagram image and image map for each one.

SysML Options



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Dashed Line for Control Flow

Select this option to draw all control flows on SysML diagrams as dashed lines. Deselect this option to draw all control flows on SysML diagrams as solid lines.

This option does not affect control flows on non-SysML diagrams, which will always be drawn as solid lines.


  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, System Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have 'Manage Project Settings' permission to set, change or clear the 'Minimum Version', 'Font Face' and 'Font Size' fields, and to enable/disable diagram image-maps
  • You can also define User fonts on the 'Preferences' dialog that apply to any diagram you display in any model; the User font is overridden by the Model font, to ensure that all members of the project team have a consistent and coherent view of the model
  • Model fonts are themselves overridden by specifically-defined element fonts, so that the element is viewed as designed regardless of the model defaults; to define the font for a specific element, right-click on the element in a diagram and select the 'Appearance | Set Font' option
  • It is recommended that a project authority sets the Model font, and all project members abide by it and do not change it without project approval; in editions where security is enabled, changes can be restricted by allocating permission only to the project authority

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