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

Copy a Base Project

When you create a new project, you can use the Model Wizard to define the structure and contents. Alternatively, you can copy an existing template or base project which is already largely set up, containing company standards, tutorials, frameworks and any other common modeling structures.

If you intend to use an existing project file as the template for a new project, it is important to use this method rather than simply copying the .EAP file using Windows Explorer. This process resets all the unique identifiers for packages and elements, so that your new project is truly unique - otherwise it is simply an exact copy of the original project.

Access    File | Open Project    (Ctrl+O) : New Project (arrow) | Copy Base project

Create a new project from a base project



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On the Create New Enterprise Architect Project dialog, in the New Project field, click on the Browse button and select the file path for saving your project.

If this is to be a shared project, store the file on a shared network resource such as a Network Server or Workgroup Server.




In the Model Project field, select the project that is the base template.

The field defaults to EABase.eap, the default base project provided in the Enterprise Architect installer.

If you want to use a different base, such your own custom project, click on the Browse button and locate the file to use.


Incorporate Model Templates


The Reset New Project GUIDs checkbox defaults to selected, to replace all GUIDs from the base model with fresh GUIDs in the new model.

However, if the new project is based on one that is under version control, we recommend that you deselect this checkbox to prevent duplication of Packages when the Get Latest facility is used.


Package Version Control Menu


Click on the Create Project button to create your project.