The Output Window

Access: View | System Output.

The Output window is used to display data that is either system generated or Add-In generated.

Examples of situations where Enterprise Architect generates items include:

  • Validation Items
  • Launch of external processes
  • Command line output from Build and Test
  • Parse errors generated during import
  • (Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect) In the Audit History tab, a history of changes to any element or connector selected from the Audit View, the Element List, the Project Browser or the current diagram (Auditing must be turned on)
  • Re-docking the Model Search results into the Output window.

You can drag suitable items out of the Output window and add them to diagrams.


Double-click on model validation errors or parsing errors to display the source of the error.

You can also right-click on an item and select context menu options to:

  • Copy the selected item to the clipboard
  • Copy all items to the clipboard
  • Save the output to an external file
  • Clear the output from the window.

The Output window can also be used by Add-Ins, if they are configured to do so via the Automation Interface.