A package is a container of model elements. It is represented in the Project Browser by the 'folder' icon familiar to Windows users.

This topic explores the tasks you can perform with packages, including:

  • Open a package
  • Add a package
  • Rename a package
  • Copy a package
  • Drag a package onto a diagram
  • Show or hide a package
  • Delete a package
  • List the elements in a package, with their properties, on the Package Browser.


  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Update Element permission to update or delete a package

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