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Configure Ribbon

The Configure Ribbon is used for managing the way a repository is used from the setup of reference data, security and version control to audits and integrity checks. Enterprise Architect is a powerful and flexible platform and can be configured to suit any enterprise, business or technical team.




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The 'Technology' panel provides the 'Manage' command, from which you can activate and configure a large range of modeling technologies such as basic UML, BPMN and SysML, or your own custom-built technology.

Using the Technology Panel


The 'Security' panel collects together a set of facilities for using and managing security in the model. Security helps teams collaborate by allowing individuals to intentionally signal that they are working on a part of the model.

Using the Security Panel

Version Control

The 'Version Control' panel is used for working with the powerful version control facility in the tool, allowing you to manage changes and versions of model content for individual Packages or the entire model. Version Control Configurations can be defined using the 'VC Settings' option, and checked for all versioned Packages using the 'Check Configuration' option. There is a range of options to view the history of changes and to revert the model to a previous version if desired. There are also options to work offline and to compare the status reported by the model and the version control provider.

Using the Version Control Panel


The 'Model' panel provides facilities to check and repair the integrity of the model database, to transfer project data from one database to another and to configure auditing settings for recording changes to the model database.

Using the Model Panel

Reference Data

The 'Reference Data' panel is used to set up and manage the metadata for a model. Reference Data is typically created when the model is initiated, but some of this data such as Resources and Images will be added to as the model evolves. There is a wide range of options, from setting up auto naming counters for elements, creating Stereotypes, Tagged Value Types and Cardinalities. to setting up people, Status, Priority and much more. Resources store a wide range of additional model content such as Templates, Profiles, Patterns, Relationship Matrices and more. Images can be saved in the model and used to replace the conventional geometric representations with descriptive and compelling images that resonate with non-technical audiences.

Using the Reference Data Panel

User Tools

The 'User Tools' panel provides access to a series of external tools useful to you while working on the model. MS Paint is a simple but useful drawing tool; Windows Explorer can be useful when working with importing and exporting content from the model, including CSV files for exchange with a spreadsheet tool, XML Schema files, Database and Source code files and the generation of Documentation. Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) settings can be accessed to assist when working with live databases, and system information can be viewed.

Using the User Tools Panel

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