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The System Output Window

The System Output window is used to display 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 can provide useful information during long-running processes and batch operations; through this window you can, for example:

Validate information - many validation processes within Enterprise Architect write out their results to this window
Review progress information during the launch of external processes
Review command line output from Build and Test scripts
Check parse errors generated during import of various types of files
Check Audit information
Re-dock the Model Search results into an Output window tab for more convenient reference during various operations


Select View | System Output
Press Ctrl+Shift+8
Edit | Find in Project: Options | Dock in Output Bar

Options available on output data

Right-click on an item and select the appropriate context menu option to:

Copy the selected item to the clipboard
Copy all items to the clipboard
Save the output to an external file
Clear the output from the window
Rollback selected Get All Latest updates to a version controlled package

You can also:

Drag the selected items or text out of the System Output window and onto a diagram to quickly create a named element
Double-click on model validation errors or parsing errors to display the source of the error
Switch between tabs to view different categories of information from different tools


(Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, with Auditing turned on) The Audit History tab of the System Output window shows a history of changes to any element or connector selected from the:
Audit View
Package Browser
Diagram List
Project Browser, or
Current diagram

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