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

Diagram Tabs

Diagram Tabs are located, by default, at the bottom of the Diagram View. (You can also move them to the top of the Diagram View, above the Status Bar; see the Configure Local Options | General topic.)

Each time you open a diagram, the diagram name and diagram type symbol are shown in the tab for easy identification and access.



  • The Component View tab is white with bold text; this means that the Component View diagram is the diagram currently displayed in the Diagram View.
  • The Use Case View tab has an asterisk. This means that there are unsaved changes in the Use Case View diagram. To save the changes see below.
  • There are also tabs for other types of view, such as the Start Page (as shown), RTF reports, code editors, the Model Search and the Relationship Matrix.

The Diagram Tabs Menu

To access the Diagram Tabs context menu, right-click on an appropriate tab. In the example below, the *Use Case View tab was right-clicked.


The table below explains each menu option.

Menu Option

Use to

Save Changes to '<tab name>'

Save the changes made to the diagram.

Save All

Save the model.

Reload '<tab name>'

  1. Reopen the diagram without the unsaved changes; that is, revert to the state before any changes were made.
  2. Refresh the diagram from the repository, to show any changes made by other users in a shared model.

Close '<tab name>'

Close the diagram; Enterprise Architect prompts you to save changes to the diagram.

Close All

Close all open diagrams; Enterprise Architect prompts you to save any diagrams with unsaved changes.

Close All Except '<tab name>'

Close all diagrams except for '<tab name>'; Enterprise Architect prompts you to save any diagrams with unsaved changes.

Close All <view type>

(Where several views of the same type can be opened at the same time, such as diagrams, RTF documents, or text editors.) 

Close all views of the same type as the selected tab, leaving views of other types still open.