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Model Search Context Menu

You can select elements or diagrams in the Model Search and perform various operations on them, as well as simply dragging the item into a Team Review document or Linked Document. You can:

Generate reports from search results
Print search results
Copy and work with search results
Manage elements returned by a search

Access     Edit | Find in Project  ( Ctrl+Alt+A )   Results pane, right-click on an element


Menu Option



See also


Displays a list of any Model Search scripts you have created, which can be executed on the selected item.

This option displays only if:

You have created Model Search scripts in a Model Search Script Group folder, and
The item results from a successful Query search, or
The item results from a successful SQL search that includes CLASSGUID and CLASSTYPE



Script Group Properties


Display the Properties dialog for the element.




Copy Selected to Clipboard

Copy the selected item to the MS Windows clipboard so that it can be pasted to a document, spreadsheet or email.





Generate a document report; you have two options:

Generate a separate report on each selected object in the Model Search
Generate one report on all selected objects


In either case, the Generate Documentation dialog displays.

If you generate the report using a custom SQL search, the SQL must include ea_guid AS CLASSGUID and the object type.



Generate Documentation





Create Search Definitions

Create Linked Document

(Edit Linked Document)

Create (or edit) a linked document

(Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions).


Create Linked Document on an Element

Edit Linked Documents

Linked Documents


Delete Linked Document

Delete an existing linked document.

(This option only displays if the element has a linked document.)





Print out the filtered results.




Clear Results

Clear the search results from the Model Search.




Find in Diagrams

Display the diagram that uses the element or, if the element is used in multiple diagrams, display a list of diagrams to choose from.




Find in Project Browser

Highlight the element in the Project Browser.




Bookmark Selected

Bookmark the element.




Delete Selected

Delete the selected element from the Model Search.





Close the Model Search.





Display this Help topic on the Model Search.




Add Items To Linked Document

A very useful feature of the Model Views facility is the ability to drag separate items from the Views into an existing Linked Document.

To do this you create your Linked Document, generate your Model View, and open the document and Model View as docked windows. You then drag the items - individually or as a multiple selection - from the View into the document, selecting one of two options:

Insert as Hyperlink(s) and
Render as RTF

If you select Insert as Hyperlink(s), a hyperlink is embedded in the document for each dragged object, linking to the object in the Project Browser.

If you select Render as RTF, a prompt displays for you to select the RTF template (if any) from which to generate a small report on the dragged objects. You can select different templates for different objects. However, there needs to be compatibility between the selected object type (such as Diagram) and the RTF template used (such as Diagram report).

You can have hyperlinked objects and RTF-rendered objects in the same document.

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