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Default Tools Toolbar

The Default Tools toolbar provides instant access to the most commonly used tools in Enterprise Architect including saving, printing and technology selection.

Access   View | Toolbars | Default Tools

Use to

Create new projects and open existing projects
Save changes to the current diagram
Edit, cut, copy and paste diagram objects
Print preview, configure print settings and print the current diagram
Open the Package Browser
Define, manage and run Model Searches
Select the working Technology for toolbox and element creation
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See also

New Project

Create a new Enterprise Architect project (as a .EAP file).

Ctrl + N

New Enterprise Architect Project


Open Project

Open an existing project.


Ctrl + O

Open a project

Save Diagram

Save the current diagram.


Ctrl + S



Cut the selected element(s) from the diagram and copy them to the Enterprise Architect clipboard.


Ctrl + X



Copy the selected element(s) from the diagram to the Enterprise Architect clipboard.

Ctrl + Space

( Ctrl + C )




Paste from the Enterprise Architect clipboard as a reference on the current diagram.

Shift + Insert

( Ctrl + V )




Undo the last action.


Ctrl + Z

Undo last action


Redo the last undone action.


Ctrl + Y

Redo last action

Print Preview

Display the current diagram as it will appear when printed.




Page Setup

Configure print settings for the current diagram.





Print the current diagram.


Ctrl + P


Package Browser

Display the current package as a list of editable elements.



Package Browser

Open Model Search

Display the Model Search window, to define, manage and run model searches.


Ctrl + Alt + A

Use model search

Technology List

Set the active technology for the Toolbox and the diagram space bar context element menu.



Manage MDG Technologies

Help Contents

Access the Enterprise Architect Help.



Help Menu


The Cut and Copy buttons are only enabled when an item is selected on the current diagram
You can move this toolbar to any dockable position and it retains that position in subsequent sessions
You can hide or show the toolbar by clicking on the View | Toolbars | Default Tools menu option