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Element Menu - Project Browser

Right-click on an element (such as Class, Object, Activity or State) in the Project Browser to display the element's context menu.




See also


Access the facilities of each Add-In currently enabled for the project.





List the scripts enabled for execution directly from the Project Browser.

(This option does not display if no Project Browser scripts exist.)





View and modify the element properties.





Create a child element and diagram (Classifier elements) or a connector to another element.



Add sub menu

Paste Diagram

Pastes a copy of a diagram from the clipboard as a child diagram of the selected element.

The Copy Diagram dialog displays, offering the choice between a shallow copy and a deep copy.



Copy (Duplicate) Diagram

Rule Composer

For a Rule Task element, invoke the Rule Composer tab in Business Rule Modeling.



Rule Composer tab


Display the Attribute dialog ready to create a new attribute.





Display the Operations dialog ready to create a new operation.




Create Workbench Instance

Create workbench variables from the selected Class.

When you select this option, Enterprise Architect prompts you to name the variable, which then displays in the Workbench window.


Ctrl + Shift + J

Create workbench variables

Workbench window

Generate Code

Generate the source code for this element.



Generate Source Code

Synchronize with Code


Synchronize the element in the Project Browser with the source code.

You can also synchronize Class elements from the source code on a diagram, and reverse engineer or forward engineer model packages and code to synchronize them and incorporate changes made in one but not in the other.



Import Source Code

Operation Menu - Project Browser

Update Package Contents

Code Engineering Menu Section


View Source Code

View the source code of the element.



Editing Source Code

Open Source Directory

Open the source directory containing the source code for the element.


Ctrl + Alt + Y


Find In All Diagrams

Locate the element in all open diagrams.

This option also operates on Port and Part Property Type Classifiers.


Ctrl + U


Locate in Current Diagram

Select the element in the currently-visible diagram.

If the element is not in the diagram, this option is grayed-out.




Copy RTF Bookmark

Copy a bookmark in RTF format to the clipboard.




Linked Document

Create a Linked Document (Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions).


Ctrl + Alt + D

Linked Documents

Delete Linked Document


Delete the linked document attached to the selected element.



Add Custom Reference

Set up cross references between elements in a diagram and the selected element in the Project Browser.


Ctrl + J

Cross references

Copy Element(s) to Clipboard

Copy the selected element or elements to the clipboard to be pasted into another package in this .eap file or another .eap file.



Copy the selected element

Copy Reference

Copy a reference to the element to the Enterprise Architect clipboard. Select the appropriate sub-option to copy the:

selected element hierarchy structure (node path) or
node GUID




Move Up

Move the element up in the list of elements within this package.




Move Down

Move the element down in the list of elements within this package.




Delete '<element Name>'


Delete the element.




Display the Help topic for the Project Browser.