Resources

The Resources window displays a tree of MDG Technologies, Templates, Documents, UML Profiles and Patterns, commonly-used model elements and Relationship Matrix profiles. This view provides useful shortcuts and re-use functions that you can use to add stock elements to the current model, and patterns and elements for additional information.

Access:     View | More Project Tools | Project Resources

Use to:

  • Add Stock elements to the current model
  • Add patterns and elements

 

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Usage

See also

MDG Technologies

Provides a convenient way to insert complex new elements and features without having to retype or reconfigure each element

MDG Technologies

Templates

Provides a range of templates for creating HTML (web) reports, RTF reports in either the legacy report generator or the extended RTF report generator, linked documents and MDG Technology reports; you can create, edit, copy and delete your own templates, and view and copy system-supplied or technology-supplied templates using context menu options

Web Style Templates

RTF Documents

The Legacy RTF Report Generator

Generate RTF Documents

Linked Documents

Documents

Provides shortcuts to saved RTF documents

 

Matrix Profiles

Provides quick access to saved Relationship Matrix profiles; double-click on a profile to load the matrix with the saved settings and source-target packages

Matrix Profiles

Favorites

Provides shortcuts to selected elements that you want to access quickly

 

Stylesheets

Enables you to import XSL Style sheets, which are then available in the drop-down list on the XML Export dialog

Publish Model Package

UML Profiles

Provides a convenient way to insert complex new elements and features without having to retype or reconfigure each element

UML Profiles

UML Patterns

Provides a convenient way to insert complex new elements and features without having to retype or reconfigure each element

UML Patterns

Notes:

  • In the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, if security is enabled you must have Configure Resources permission to maintain Resources window items
  • From release 7.5 of Enterprise Architect, a method of importing MDG Technologies into the Resources window is available but Not Recommended. However, you might previously have imported Technologies into the Resources window, and these are still available until you specifically delete them (right-click on the Technology and select the Delete Technology context menu option). The preferred method of making MDG Technologies available to your users is to import them into the %APPDATA% folder.
  • You can also synchronize the Tagged Values and constraints for any elements created from a profile element in the Resources window
  • To add a document to the shortcut list, select the Project | Documentation | Rich Text Format (RTF) Report menu option. Once you have defined your document click on the Resource Document button and type in a name. The document name then displays in the Resources window. By right-clicking on the document name you can regenerate documents individually or as a batch, or open them directly from Enterprise Architect
  • If you select a style sheet on export, Enterprise Architect applies that style sheet to the XMI generated before saving to file. This makes it convenient to generate other forms of output from the base XMI content. Combined with UML Profiles, this is a powerful means of extending Enterprise Architect to generate almost any content required

 

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