Tools Menu

The Tools menu provides various specialized tools. It allows to generate documentation, source code, do reverse engineering, edit lists and set application options.
Tools Menu

Generate Documentation

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Shows the Generate Documentation dialog, which allows to generate the documentation for the current project in various format (HTML, ODT, PDF, RTF, TXT).

Generate Interactive Documentation

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Shows the Generate Interactive Documentation dialog, which allows you to generate the interactive hyperlinked documentation for the current project in HTML format.

Generate Source Code

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Shows the Source Code Generation dialog, which allows to generate the source codes for selected parts of project in the chosen programming language.

Lists

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Shows the submenu, which provides commands for editing the lists.

Lists / Stereotypes

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Opens the dialog for editing the list of stereotypes.

Lists / Types

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Opens the dialog for editing the list of types.

Lists / Element Names and IDs

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Opens the dialog for editing the list of default element names and ID patterns.

Lists / Graphics

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Opens the window with list of graphical shapes, which allows to add, edit and remove the shapes.

Lists / Connection Strings

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Opens the dialog with list of connection strings, which allows to add, edit and remove the connection strings.

Templates

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Shows the submenu with menu item for each kind of template.

Templates / Documentation

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Shows the documentation template manager, which allows to add, edit and remove documentation templates.

Templates / Source Code

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Shows the source code template manager, which allows to add, edit and remove source code templates.

Helpers

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Shows the submenu with special batch tools.

Helpers / Renumber Element IDs

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Opens the dialog, in which you can easily order elements and renumber their IDs.

Helpers / Generate Indexes for Foreign Keys

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Generates an index for each foreign key of each entity in entity relationship diagram.

Custom Diagrams...

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Opens Custom Diagram Manager window. It allows you to add a new custom diagram type and edit existing custom diagram types.

Read more about custom diagrams.

Reverse Engineering

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Shows the submenu with sources, from which you can perform the reverse engineering.

Reverse Engineering / .NET Framework

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Shows the dialog for reverse engineering from .NET Framework.

Reverse Engineering / Database

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Shows the dialog for reverse engineering from database.

Reverse Engineering / Source Code

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Shows the dialog for reverse engineering from source code.

Comparison

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Shows Comparison Choice dialog, which allows to choose two projects for comparison and the comparison method.

Change Tracking

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Shows a submenu with actions for change tracking. Change tracking allows you to track and review changes in the project.

Change Tracking / Track Changes

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Turns on/off change tracking in the current project. If this item is checked, the change tracking is active.

Change Tracking / Highlight Changes

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Turns on/off change highlighting. If the change tracking is active, all changes will be highlighted in diagrams. New elements are highlighted with a green outline. Removed elements are highlighted with a red outline. Modified elements are highlighted with a yellow outline.

Change Tracking / Accept Changes

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Accepts changes on selected elements. All changes are definitively applied to elements and their change state is switched to unchanged.

Change Tracking / Reject Changes

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Rejects changes on selected elements. All changes are reverted and their change state is switched to unchanged.

Change Tracking / Accept All Changes

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Accepts all changes in the project. All changes are definitively applied to elements and their change state is switched to unchanged.

Change Tracking / Reject All Changes

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Rejects all changes in the project. All changes are reverted and their change state is switched to unchanged.

Change Tracking / Show Changes...

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Opens Tracked Changes window which allows you to show changes of any item in the current project.

Design Patterns

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Shows the submenu with design patterns actions.

Design Patterns / Create

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Creates a new design pattern by selected elements.

Design Patterns / Insert

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Inserts elements to the current diagram by the chosen design pattern.

Options

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Shows the Option dialog, which allows to adjust application settings.

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