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

The Upgrade Wizard

When you first try to load an old project in a new version of Enterprise Architect, the system determines whether the project should be upgraded and, if the upgrade is necessary, displays the Upgrade Project Wizard.


The Upgrade Project Wizard:

  • Advises you of the necessity to upgrade
  • Advises you to back up the current project; it is essential to back up before any changes are made
  • Checks which upgrade path is required
  • Guides you through the steps to perform the upgrade
  • Opens the newly converted project.


  • For replicated models: If the wizard detects the project you are opening is a replica and not a Design Master, a different upgrade path is required.
  • Once upgraded, the project cannot be opened with the version of Enterprise Architect in which it was created.