Please note : This help page is not for the latest version of Enterprise Architect. The latest help can be found here.

Standard Toolbars

Enterprise Architect provides you with a selection of toolbars that you can drag and dock within the application frame.

These toolbars provide convenient shortcuts to common tasks. You can also float toolbars over the application by dragging them off the application toolbar section; this is useful when you are using a certain set of functions a lot in a particular area.

You can customize toolbars by deleting and reordering the default button set. See Customize Commands for more information. You can customize which toolbars are active by right-clicking on the toolbar background and selecting the required items at the end of the context menu.


You can dock toolbars to the edge of the Enterprise Architect workspace by dragging them by the title bar and placing them against the appropriate edge. The example below shows the Default Tools toolbar docked to the left side of the workspace:


The toolbars available include:

Each toolbar has a drop-down arrow at the right-hand end, toolbar arrow, which can be enabled or hidden. If you click on this drop-down arrow, the Add or Remove Buttons option displays. Select this option to show a context menu listing the toolbars that are currently displayed, and an option to customize both your own toolbars and the system-provided toolbars.

You can select one of the toolbars identified on the context menu to list the icons available through that toolbar. Click on the icons as necessary to hide or show them in the toolbar.