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Open External Tools

When configuring custom tools in Enterprise Architect, you can specify a file to be opened by the external application.

Select the Tools | Customize menu option. The Customize dialog displays; click on the Tools tab. Now you can:

  • Specify a custom tool (application) using the Command field
  • Define a file to open or parameters to pass to this application, using the Arguments field.

Example 1

This example opens the file c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls using Wordpad. If you save from within Wordpad the initial directory is c:\Temp.

CustomizeMenu-Commands-WordPad

If there are any spaces in the paths in the Command, Arguments or Initial Directory fields, you must enclose the whole path in double quotes. For example:

"c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls" must have quotes but c:\Temp\CustomerAccount.cls does not have to have quotes.

Example 2

This example opens the file c:\Temp\Customer Account.cls using VB. As VB is not installed with the operating system, the whole file path for VB must be included in the Command field; you can select this using the (  ...  ) (Browse) button to locate the VB executable. If you save from within VB the initial directory is c:\Temp.

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