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


The File menu provides options to create, open, close and save projects, and also to perform print tasks.

Access   File

The File Menu




See also

New Project

Create a new Enterprise Architect project.


Ctrl + N

File Based Repositories

Open Project

Open a project.


Ctrl + O

Open a project

Reload Current

Reload the current project (use in a multi-user environment to refresh the Project Browser).


Ctrl + Shift + F11

Refresh View of Shared Project

Close Project

Close the current project.




Save Project Copy

Save the current model with a new name.



Copy Existing Project

Save Project Shortcut

Create a desktop shortcut to the current model.

(This option is also active in the 'Lite', read-only edition of Enterprise Architect.)



Project Shortcuts

The Read-Only 'Lite' Edition

Print Setup

Configure your printer's settings.




Page Setup

Configure the page settings to print the current diagram.



Set Diagram Page Size

Print Preview

Preview how the currently displayed diagram prints.



Print Preview


Print the currently displayed diagram.

Enterprise Architect provides facilities to change the scale of the printed diagram (the number of pages it takes up) and to print or omit page headers and footers on the diagram.


Ctrl + P

Scale Image To Page Size

Configure Diagram Display

Recent Files List

Select from a list of the most recently opened projects.





Exit Enterprise Architect.