Incorporate Model Templates

Model templates can be added into a model, either on creation of the model, or at any time by right-clicking on a package in the Project Browser and selecting the Add | Add a New Model using Wizard... context menu option.

To include your own model templates in this dialog, add them to your MDG Technology as described in the following table:

Step

Action

See also

1

Create a package that contains all sub-packages, diagrams, elements, notes and information links that you want to provide in the model template.

See the EAExample.eap model for illustrations of what you might include, or create a model from a standard template and see what is generated.

Your model template package must be self contained and not contain any dependencies or other links to elements outside the package.

 

Model Wizard

2

Export your package to XMI.

 

Export to XMI

3

Create a reference to the XMI file in the MTS file; open your MTS file in a text editor and copy and paste the following <ModelTemplates> block at the top level inside the <MDG.Selections> block:

 

<ModelTemplates>

  <Model name="Template Name"

         description="This is the description."

         location="MyTemplatePackage.xml"

         default="yes"

         icon = "34"

         filter= "Filter Name"/>

</ModelTemplates>

 

 

Working with MTS Files

 

You can include as many <ModelTemplates> blocks in your MTS file as you have model templates. The attributes have the following meanings:

Model name: The name of the model template to show in the Model Wizard, which displays when you create a new model or when you execute the Add a New Model using Wizard menu option
description: The text to display in the Model Wizard when the name is selected
location: The path of the XML file that contains the XMI export of the model template package, relative to the location of the MDG Technology file; if the XMI file is in the same folder as the technology file then this just contains the file name
default: Contains either yes to indicate that the model template is checked by default, or no to indicate that the model template is un-checked by default
icon: Contains an index to Enterprise Architect's base icons list; to show the appropriate view icon, use one of the following values: 29 = Use Case, 30 = Dynamic; 31 = Class; 32 = Component; 33 = Deployment; 34 = Simple
filter: If you have a large number of model templates, you can group them on the Model Wizard by giving all the model templates in the same group the same filter name; the filter name given appears in the Select from: list box in the Model Wizard