Working Sets

The Working Sets tab lists the working sets that you have created.

A working set, rather like a project shortcut, is a group of diagrams and views that you have either captured from a work session or specifically drawn together, in either case using the Create Working Set dialog. It is a personal list, not visible to or active for any other user.

A view is:

  • A Relationship Matrix profile to open
  • The Team Review
  • A Model Search to perform

Access:    View | Personal Information > Working Sets

Use to:

  • Capture your currently-open diagrams and views to resume work in the same configuration in a subsequent work session
  • Create a working set by selecting diagrams, searches and profiles to open
  • Open an existing working set to resume work in the required configuration (manually and automatically)
  • Change a working set to remove, replace or add to the diagrams and views defined in it
  • Delete a working set

How to:

On the Working Sets tab, select the required option as indicated below:

Option

Usage

See also

Open Working Set

Click on a working set name and either:

  • Select the third icon in the toolbar or
  • Right-click and select the Open Working Set context menu option

Enterprise Architect opens all the diagrams and views listed in that set

If you already have a working set open, the 'new' set of views is added to the original set, with the last-listed diagram or view on top and in focus

You can open only one Model Search, Matrix profile or Team Review at a time; therefore, the last-opened Search, profile or Team Review replaces the previous instances

 

Create New Working Set

Either:

  • Click on the first icon in the toolbar or
  • Right-click on the body of the tab and select the Create Working Set context menu option

The Create Working Set dialog displays

In the Name field, type a name for the working set

If you have diagrams and views open, the dialog lists them in the order in which they were opened; you can change the order using the 'hand' buttons at the bottom of the dialog

Either select the checkbox against each diagram or view to include in the working set, or click on the Include All button

To add more diagrams or views that are not currently open, click on the Add Other button and select an option from the list:

  • Add Diagram
  • Add Matrix Profile
  • Add Search
  • Add Team Review

You are prompted to select the required diagram, profile, search or Team Review topic; the view is then added to the list with its checkbox selected

Click on the OK button to create the working set

 

Build a Working Set from open diagrams or files

A variation on creating a working set is to generate the set from diagrams or files that are currently open

Right-click on the body of the tab and select the Create Working Set From context menu option, and either the Open Diagrams or Open Files sub-option as appropriate

The Create Working Set dialog displays

In the Name field, type a name for the working set

The dialog lists the diagrams and views that are currently open, in the order in which they were opened; with the checkboxes against the open diagrams or the open files already selected

You can either:

  • Immediately click on the OK button to create the working set from the current environment, or
  • Change the content and selections as described for Create New Working Set (above)

 

Add an open view or diagram to a working set

If, in your work, you open a diagram or view that you decide to add to a working set:

  1. Open the Working Sets tab
  2. Right-click on the required set name and select the Add Active View context menu option

The open view is added to the working set

 

Duplicate a Working Set

If you want to use a variation of a working set without losing the original, you can create a copy and amend that copy as required

Right-click on the source working set and select the Copy as New context menu option

The Create Working Set dialog displays

In the Name field, type a name for the working set

Each of the listed diagrams and views is already selected; make any changes you require, and click on the OK button to save the list as a new working set

 

Edit a working set

To change the diagrams and views in a working set, or change the set name,click on the set name and either:

  • Click on the second icon in the toolbar or
  • Right-click and select the Edit context menu option

The Create Working Set dialog displays

Make any changes you require, and click on the OK button to save the changes

 

Delete Working Set, or View in Working Set

Expand the working set and select a specific item (to remove that item) or the set name (to move the whole set)

Either:

  • Click on the fifth icon in the toolbar or
  • Right-click on the set and select the Delete Working Set Item context menu option

A prompt displays to confirm the deletion; click on the Yes button

The item or set is removed

If you delete a working set that you have opened, the diagrams and views from that set remain open until you specifically close each one or close Enterprise Architect

 

Automatically apply the working set when the model is opened

Right-click on the working set name and select the Apply when model opens context menu option

This option is a toggle that turns the same option off for the previous working set on which it was selected

The folder turns green, indicating that the option is on for this working set

When you close the model and subsequently open it, the diagrams and views in the working set are automatically opened

 

Track working set/views last opened

You might use several working sets in a work session, and close some views and open others

To capture the diagrams and views you actually have open when you close down Enterprise Architect, right click on the body of the tab and select the Store Main Tab View History context menu option

When you reopen the model in a new work session, the working set at the top of the tab - Windows open when Model was last closed - is populated with the list of open diagrams and views; this is a read-only set that cannot be edited

You can expand the set and double-click on specific windows to re-open them, or right-click on the set and use the Open Working Set option to reopen all the diagrams and views you had open before

However, it is recommended that you use the Apply when model opens context menu option on the set; thereafter, whenever you open the model, all the diagrams and views you had open when you closed the model are automatically re-opened

 

Locate item in Project Browser

To find a diagram from your working list in the Project Browser, right-click on the diagram name and select the Find in Project Browser context menu option

The section of the Project Browser containing the diagram is expanded, and the diagram name is highlighted

 

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