The Extensions menu includes both dynamic entries for Add-ins (extensions written in COM that interact with the Enterprise Architect user interface and models) and standard entries for Importing, Publishing and working with some specific technologies.

Standard Enterprise Architect Based Menu Items




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This menu is for the built in MDG Technology for ArcGIS, a technology supporting geospatial data modeling. From this menu you can create new model packages using patterns, import ArcGIS data models, export models to schema and otherwise configure the ArcGIS technology.



ArcGIS UML Profile


This menu is for the built in MDG Technology for Ontology Definition Metamodel (ODM), a technology for developing large-scale ontologies for project domains. From this menu you can import OWL/RDF XMI files, export packages as OWL/RDF XMI files, define new namespaces for ODM packages and define new labels for OWL and RDF elements.



MDG Technology for ODM


This menu option supports importing XMI/XML from a variety of formats. ArcGIS, OWL/RDF and EMX are specifically supported, but a wide range of other tools' XML output can be imported into Enterprise Architect using the Other Tools/Formats menu option.



ODM Commands

Import ArcGIS XML Workspace


Publishing is the export of Enterprise Architect model information in a specific format for consumption by other tools or processes. A wide range of output formats is supported - and you can further tailor the output by including or excluding diagram information, Enterprise Architect specific extensions and so on. You should tailor your published file for the capabilities of the tool or process expected to consume it.

The Normative XMI option provides a quick means of exporting model information in the latest UML/XMI combination with no Enterprise Architect extension information or diagram information. This format is most useful for standards development and for base interoperability with other UML based tools.

Note that you should not use this menu to Publish model information for consumption by other users of Enterprise Architect. For that purpose, use the Project | Model Import/Export functions.



Publish Model Package

Import/Export Submenu

ODM Commands

Export ArcGIS XML Workspace


Dynamic and Configuration Menu Items created and/or used when Add-Ins such as TOGAF, UPDM and others are installed




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<Add-In Name(s)>

Access the facilities of the selected Add-In, through an Add-In submenu (below).

For example, if you have TOGAF enabled on your system, you might click on the TOGAF menu option and display a submenu of options available to the TOGAF user in Enterprise Architect.




Add-In Windows

Display a window, or list of windows, provided by any Add-Ins you have installed and enabled.

If no windows are provided, displays an empty, docked Add-Ins window.




Manage Add-Ins

Display the Manage Add-Ins dialog, which you use to enable or disable Add-Ins for use.

Any technology loaded by an Add-In is automatically enabled; if you do not want to use it, you can disable it on the dialog.



Manage Add-Ins dialog

Add-In Submenu




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<Add-In specific options>

List options to perform various functions specific to the Add-In.

For example, the MDG Technology For Zachman Framework, as an Add-In, has the options Open Example Model and Insert New Framework Model.





Display the Help subsystem for the Add-In.





Display information on the Add-In installation, such as version, registration details and copyright statement.