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Create Project Scenario

A project is a single file or repository-based store for one or more Models.

The first step in getting started with Enterprise Architect is to either open an existing project, or create a new one.

In this example we create a new file-based project and add some template-based models to kick-start our modeling.





Start Enterprise Architect

The Open Project dialog displays

(If the dialog does not appear, press (Ctrl+O) to invoke it)


Click the New Project button to select a suitable location and name for your new project

The standard Windows file browser dialog displays.

File-based Enterprise Architect projects are named with a .EAP extension


Locate a suitable folder for your project and enter a distinctive name

Press the Save button to continue

Enterprise Architect creates a new project file and places it in the specified location

The project is then opened automatically and the New Model Wizard displays


In the left hand column ensure that Default is selected - and in the right hand side tick the Use Case View check box

Click on the OK button

The Model Wizard automatically creates a new Use Case model for you, with an initial diagram, some notes and default elements to help get you started

At this stage all your changes have been saved to file and do not require further action

Your new project has now been created, with a simple Use Case View added for you to explore and tailor to your requirements. You can re-open your project at any time by double-clicking on it in a file browser. It should also appear in your Recent Projects list on the Start page.