Manage Workspace Layout

The Manage Workspace Layouts icon displays the Workspace Layout dialog, which lists the currently-available user-defined and system layouts.

In the Existing Workspace Layout panel at the bottom of the dialog, the Based On: field identifies the defined layout that the current workspace layout was derived from - you might have moved or closed windows since applying that layout. The highlighted (Copy of existing Workspace Layout) at the top of the Workspace Layout dialog is a capture of the workspace layout immediately before you opened the dialog.



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Change Layout

You can now change the layout in the Existing Workspace Layout panel to:

  • The original layout (as identified by the Based On: field), discarding any changes you might have made
  • The Copy of existing Workspace Layout, preparatory to saving the changes in a new named layout
  • One of the other named layouts.

To change the layout in use, either:

  • Double-click on the required layout name
  • Click on the layout name and click on the Apply button or OK button, or
  • Right-click on the layout name and select the Apply context menu option.

When the layout in use changes, the layout name in the toolbar Workplace Layout Selection field also changes.


Copy Layout

To copy a layout, either:

  • Change the layout in use to the required layout and click on the Save As button, or
  • Right-click on the layout name and select the Save As context menu option.

The Save Custom Workspace Layout dialog displays.

In the Custom Workspace Layout Name field, type a name for the layout. Again, by selecting an existing name you can change an existing layout to something different. Click on the Save button.

If you already have tailored windows or views that you want to include in your selected layout, select the Include active custom views checkbox.


Delete Layout

To delete a workspace layout, right-click on the layout name and select the Delete context menu option. Enterprise Architect prompts you to confirm or cancel the deletion.


Workspace Layout Selection

Enterprise Architect provides a number of layouts of windows and toolbars to suit particular areas of work, such as Requirements Management, Code Engineering and Debugging. As described above, you can also add your own layouts to the drop-down list; these custom layout names have a preceding asterisk in the drop-down list for the field (the system-provided layouts are not marked with an asterisk).

To switch to another layout, click on the drop-down arrow and click on the required layout.