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It is done.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Add New Users in Project
« on: March 04, 2008, 10:53:51 am »
OK - I have been into this and documented it more thoroughly now (and I'm assuming that you want to change a password through the User Interface, not through the AI).

First point - a USER can change their own password by selecting the Project | Security | Change Password menu option. They have to provide their current password.

If they forget their current password, they have to ask an ADMINISTRATOR to change/reset the password through the Security Users dialog, as I mentioned in my last post. However, the Administrator does not require the user's current password. They only enter and confirm the new password. The Administrator can change any other user's password.

An Administrator could change their own password through either method.


Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Add New Users in Project
« on: March 04, 2008, 09:01:13 am »
Project | Security | Manage Users, to display the Security User's dialog.

To set up a new user, enter the user details and click on Single Permissions and (if necessary) group membership. If a group, you should set up the group and its permissions first (Project | Security | Manage Groups).

To add or change a password, on the Security User's dialog click on the Change Password button and enter the current password and the new password. For new users, I believe the initial password is 'password', but I will check.

This is not well documented in the Help, so I will update it and see if I can improve matters for the 7.1 release.

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Toolbox Profile Sample?
« on: January 20, 2008, 01:48:29 pm »
Williamewillis, perhaps you were directing your comments to Frank?

Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: Toolbox Profile Sample?
« on: November 26, 2007, 02:21:38 pm »
Sorry, this Help topic was a bit off the mark and I updated it only last week. The updated topic will be in the Help for EA 7.1, soon to be released.

To create the MTS file, go through the process in

At step 2 select the Create a new MTS file option. As you continue, include all the checkbox items that you want (step 6).

You can then go to the Working with MTS files topic and you can add:
  • Diagram Profiles
  • Tasks Pane profiles
  • Your own Enterprise Architect UML Toolbox profiles
  • Icons and logos for the technology
  • Model Validation configurations
  • Model Templates.

(You create the Toolbox profiles using this topic:

Open the .MTS file in a text editor. To make it easier for you, you can copy the following lines and paste them into the file before the last line of the file (i.e. between the <Technology... /> and </MDG.Selections> lines:
  • <UIToolboxes directory="" files=""/>
  • <DiagramProfile directory="" files=""/>
  • <UITaskpanes directory="" files=""/>
(The code for the icons, logos, model validation configurations and model templates is provided in later topics.)

You can, if necessary, have more than one line for each inclusion; for example, if your profiles are in different locations, more than one DiagramProfile.

For the directory attributes, enter the full path of the folder in which your Toolbox Profiles, Diagram Profiles, or Task Pane Profiles are kept.

For the files attributes, enter a comma-separated ordered list of profile filenames.

Save the .MTS file.

You then go into the MDG Technology Wizard again and run through the procedure, selecting Open an existing MTS file and clicking on Next until finished. This updates the MDG Technology file.


Sorry - the website Help that we link to in the Forum does not get updated with every minor release, so the screenshot hasn't been refreshed lately.  In the product Help the Advanced / Flags 1 tab shows both the checkboxes selected.


Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MDG Integration for Eclipse
« on: October 09, 2007, 05:54:59 pm »
For generating Sequence diagrams, try:

This is an EA facility rather than an Integration facility. There will be a better description of the procedure in the EA Build 812 product Help, which is due for release in the next couple of weeks. However, the current topic will suffice.

As for locating the MDG Integration for Eclipse Help, I'm not sure where you are working from. Enterprise Architect has its Help, MDG Integration has its Help, and Eclipse has its Help. You need to be looking at an MDG Integration for Eclipse screen to get the Integration Help. Does that... um... help?


Automation Interface, Add-Ins and Tools / Re: MDG Integration for Eclipse
« on: October 08, 2007, 03:23:07 pm »
I'm not sure exactly where your problem lies, so if this response doesn't help perhaps you could provide more detail on the steps you took?

Firstly, to create a new model (not import an existing model):

On the Eclipse main menu, select the Enterprise Architect | EA Project Explorer option. The Open a UML model dialog displays. Select the Create a new model checkbox and click on the OK button.

This is in the product Help for MDG Integration For Eclipse (3.2), and it also applies to Eclipse 3.3. (See the Add an EA Model topic.) The Help also tells you how to link your model to an Eclipse project and add elements and packages to your new model.

However, having created (and opened) your new model, you can then generate a UML model from existing code.

In the EA Project Explorer, right-click on a package in your new model, then select the Code Services |Import Directory option. The Import source directory dialog displays. Specify your project Root directory and Project programming language, then click OK.

This is also in the product Help: see the Import Directory topic.

Hope this helps. (And thanks to my colleague Daniel for checking the procedures in Eclipse 3.3).



As per the post in the 'General' folder:

When we created the beta release of the SDK, we copied material from the EA User Guide and added to it. We intended to have the SDK as a separate document, and once it was finished we would have cleared out the duplication from the EA User Guide.

However, we established that having a separate SDK would create problems with access to and use of the material in both documents, so we restructured the User Guide to contain the SDK as a discrete section.

For beta review, the SDK was still in a rough form and the additional material was not available to the full EA user population. It has now been cleaned up and structured properly. As a component of the User Guide, it is now available in 'production' status through the software and the website. We will continue to review the whole User Guide - including the SDK - and make improvements and additions as the need arises.



The documentation for this is in the EA Software Developers Kit, which is in Beta release at  

We are in the process of moving extension material out of the EA User Guide and into the SDK, which already contains some useful additional information. For a time there will be duplication between the two documents, but (we hope) we will cover everything in one or other of the documents.

Roy Chester (Sparx Systems Technical Documentation Specialist)

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