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Open External Tools

When configuring custom tools in Enterprise Architect, by selecting 'Start > Workspace > Preferences > 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.

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 button. Again, if you save from within VB the initial directory is c:\Temp.

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