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Using the Windows Panel

The 'Windows' panel provides access to a small collection of commonly-used windows; these are often referred to as 'docked windows' as they are typically docked around the edges of the workspace and provide information about the model and system activity. They provide a rich way of viewing information about elements as you navigate through them in diagrams or the Project Browser.

If a window is already open, clicking on the option highlights the window and makes it the active window.

Available Facilities



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The Notes window displays the descriptive text that has been recorded against an element, diagram, feature or connector in Enterprise Architect. It also enables you to create and edit the text, providing a wide range of editing facilities through the Notes Toolbar and context menu.


Summary View

The Summary View, as its name suggests, provides a brief, read-only summary of the general properties of the currently selected:

  • Element (including Packages)
  • Attribute
  • Operation
  • Test
  • Maintenance item
  • Resource

The display refreshes immediately as you select different objects and items. You can highlight a section of text or the complete content, and copy it to be pasted into an external document.

The Summary View does not display details for Views, Model Packages, diagrams, instances or connectors.


The Properties window provides a convenient way to view (and in some cases edit) common properties of elements. When an element is selected, the Properties window shows the element's name, stereotype, version, author, dates and other pertinent information.

Properties Window


Select this option to display the Document window, which shows the Linked Document of the selected element (if it has one). If you click on another element, the window updates immediately to show the Linked Document of that element. The element name displays just under the window title; click on the title bar to display a short menu of options:

  • Edit Document - opens the document in the Document Editor for you to update
  • Reload - refreshes the content of the displayed document with the last-saved version
  • Print - displays the 'Print' dialog, which you use to configure the print job for printing the Linked Document
  • Find Elements with Linked Documents - opens the Find in Project view preloaded with an executed search for elements that have Linked Documents; as you click on an item in the search results, the Document window shows the corresponding Linked Document
  • Find Elements with Linked Documents modified recently - opens the Find in Project view preloaded with an executed search for elements that have Linked Documents that have updated within the last seven days (you can re-execute the search with a different number of days); as you click on an item in the search results, the Document window shows the corresponding Linked Document
The Document Window Document Edit Ribbon

System Output

The System Output window displays information generated by internal Enterprise Architect processes, or by Add-Ins and other third-party tools. The output from each type of operation is generally displayed on its own tab within the window.

The System Output Window


The Relationships window provides a comprehensive view of all relationships of one or more selected elements, showing the type, direction, stereotype, source and target elements, and characteristics of the source and target elements.

The Relationships Window

Tagged Values

You can use the Tagged Values window to view and modify Tagged Values for a selected modeling item, either from the current diagram or in the Project Browser, and:

  • Assign a Tagged Value to an Item
  • Modify Tagged Values
  • Assign Notes to a Tagged Value
  • Perform advanced tag management
Tagged Values


Click on this icon to display a short menu of options for hiding and redisplaying the windows you have opened.

  • Auto Hide Active Window - autohide the currently active window
  • Auto Hide All Docked Windows - autohide all open and docked windows
  • Close Active Window - close the currently active window
  • Show Start Page - show or hide the Start Page; this setting persists through shut down and restart, until you specifically change the option
  • Always on Top - force the main Enterprise Architect window to be on top of all other windows
Autohide Windows

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