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


The Tools menu provides access to various tools including those related to code engineering, model management, spell checking, customization of features and setting operational options.




See also

Open Source File

Open any type of external source file (code, XML, DDL) for editing

Ctrl + Alt + O

The Source Code Viewer

Source Code Engineering

Display the Source Code Engineering submenu


Source Code Engineering

Database Engineering

Display the Database Engineering submenu


Database Engineering

Web Services

Display the Web Services submenu


Web Services

XML Schema

Display the XML Schema submenu


XML Schema

Model Transformation (MDA)

Display the Model Transformation submenu


Model Transformation

Spelling Tools

Configure and run the spelling checker


Configure and Run

Data Management

Manage your project's data


Data Management Submenu

MDG Technology Import

Import an MDG Technology file to APPDATA

(Not available in the Desktop edition)


Import a file

Generate MDG Technology File

Display the MDG Technology Wizard

(Not available in the Desktop edition)


MDG Technology Wizard


Open Wordpad



Windows Explorer

Open Windows Explorer (different options might be listed, to open other applications)




Customize the operation of Enterprise Architect


The Customize Dialog


Customize your general settings through the Options dialog

Ctrl + F9

Options dialog