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Custom Tools

The Tools tab on the Customize dialog provides a means of extending the power of the Enterprise Architect desktop.

From this toolbar you can configure custom tools and make them accessible from the Main Menu. You can create menu options that hyperlink to different applications, compilers, batch scripts, automation scripts, URLs or documentation.

How to:

To add and configure custom tools, follow the steps below



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Select the Tools | Customize menu option

The Customize dialog displays



Click on the Tools tab



Click on the New icon (left of the red X )

A blank field displays in the Menu contents list



Type in the name of the tool as it should appear in the menu



In the Command field, type the name of the tool .exe file to use; the tool must be a valid filename



Add any arguments required by the tool, and specify an initial directory if required

Opening External Tools

Passing Parameters to External Applications


Close the Customize dialog

Your tool should have now been added to the Tools menu