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


The Settings menu enables you to configure various settings for your overall project, such as stereotypes, Tagged Values, cardinality values, datatypes, language macros, local directories and image management.

The Settings Menu




See also

UML Types

Configure stereotypes, Tagged Value Types and the  cardinality list for your project.



Tagged Value Types

Cardinality list


Project Types

Display the Project Types submenu.



Project Types

Namespace Roots

Locate and delete model namespaces.



Model namespaces

Project Template Package


Configure or change the default element template directory.



Auto Names and Counters


Configure automatic naming and counters for elements.


Use Auto Naming and Auto Counters

MDG Technologies

Display the MDG Technologies dialog, which enables you to activate and use MDG Technology files.



MDG Technologies

Document Template Designer

Displays the Document Template Designer for creating and reviewing RTF document templates.



Document Template Designer

Code Generation Templates

Modify code generation templates using the Code Templates Editor.


Ctrl + Shift + P

Code Templates Editor

Local Directories and Paths


Configure local directories and paths.


Local directories and paths

Code Datatypes

Add, modify and delete programming languages datatypes.


Programming languages datatypes


Preprocessor Macros

Add and delete preprocessor macros.



Preprocessor macros

Database Datatypes

Add, modify and delete database datatypes.



Database datatypes

Transformation Templates

Modify transformation templates using the Transformation Templates Editor.

Ctrl + Alt + H

Transformation Templates Editor


Open the Image Manager.



Image Manager


Configure the custom colors for the project.

There are two options:

Get Project Custom Colors - get the custom colors
Set Project Custom Colors - set the custom colors


Custom colors are as used in the Appearance dialog.



Appearance dialog