Manage Baselines

Enterprise Architect provides a range of facilities for working with and managing Baselines, through the Manage Baselines dialog.

Access:    Right-click model branch package | Package Control | Manage Baselines



See also

Current Baselines For Package: <Name>

Review the baselines for the current model branch, listed by version reference with the highest alphabetical/numerical value at the top

If an entry is longer than the display area, a horizontal scroll bar displays at the bottom of the panel; use this to scroll to the text that is not shown

Create Baselines

Show Differences

Run the Compare utility on the selected Baseline and the current model branch,  to display the differences between the two

The Compare Utility

Example Comparison

Restore to Baseline

Completely restore the model branch from the selected Baseline


New Baseline

Create a new Baseline

Create Baselines

Delete Selected

Delete the selected Baseline


Load Other Baselines

Display a drop-down menu that enables you to load Baselines from another model, in either a .EAP file or a DBMS file

  • For .EAP files, a browser displays; locate the required project file
  • For DBMS files, the Windows Data Link Properties dialog displays; select the data provider and click on the OK button to display the Select Data Source dialog, from which you select the required project

In either case, the Connected To: message at the bottom of the Manage Baselines dialog changes to the name of the alternative model

To return the dialog to the original project, select the third option on the drop down list: Load From Selected Package


Import File

Import an XML 1.1 file from the file system as a new Baseline for this current model branch


Export File

Export the selected Baseline to an XML file on disk


Compare Model to File

Compare the selected model branch with an XML 1.1 file on disk; a browser displays, which you use to locate the file



Set filters to make the comparison more specific

Compare Options