Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Element Menu - Project Browser

Right-click on an element (such as Class, Object, Activity, State) in the Project Browser to display the element's context menu.

Menu Option & Function Keys

Use to


Access the facilities of each Add-In currently enabled for the project.


List the scripts enabled for execution directly from the Project Browser.

(Does not display if no Project Browser scripts exist.)


View and modify the element properties.

Custom Properties

Customize the properties.


Create a child element and diagram (Classifier elements) or a connector to another element.

Rule Composer

For a Rule Task element, invoke the Rule Composer tab in Business Rule Modeling.


Display the Attribute dialog ready to create a new attribute.


Display the Operations dialog ready to create a new operation.

Create Workbench Instance  [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[J]

Create workbench variables from the selected Class. When you select this option, Enterprise Architect prompts you to name the variable. It then displays in the Workbench window.

Generate Code  [F11]

Generate the source code for this element. See Generate Source Code

Synchronize with Code  [F7]

Synchronize the element in the diagram with the source code. See Import Source Code.

View Source Code  [F12]

View the source code of the element.

Open Source Directory

Open the source directory.

In Diagrams  [Ctrl]+[U]

Locate the element in all open diagrams.

Locate in Current Diagram

Select the element in the currently-visible diagram.

If the element is not in the diagram, this option is grayed out.

Copy RTF Bookmark

Copy a bookmark in RTF format to the clipboard.

Linked Document

Create a Linked Document (Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions). See the Linked Documents topic.

Delete Linked Document

Delete the linked document attached to the selected element.

Add Custom Reference

Set up cross references between elements in a diagram and the selected element in the Project Browser.

Copy Element(s) to Clipboard

Copy the selected element or elements to the clipboard to be pasted into another package in this .eap file or another .eap file.

Copy Reference

Copy a reference to the element to the Enterprise Architect clipboard. Select the appropriate sub-option to copy the:

  • selected element hierarchy structure (node path) or
  • node GUID.

Move Up

Move the element up in the list of elements within this package.

Move Down

Move the element down in the list of elements within this package.

Delete '<element Name>'

Delete the element.


Display the Help topic for the Project Browser.