Select a model element from its node path (FQN) with EA Navigator 1.3

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Enterprise Architect has the nice feature that you can copy the node path of almost everything in the model to your clipboard.

For this example that would copy the string Model.Package2.Class1.testAttribute to the clipboard.
I use this feature a lot in say analysis documents, emails to other EA users etc… and for a model as small is this, the other user can easily identify the element I’m referring too.

For larger models however, finding the element based on the fully qualifed name (FQN) can prove to be quite the task, and unfortunately EA doesn’t provide a function to find the damn thing based on its FQN.

So I decided to add that feature to the my EA Navigator add in.

All you need to do is copy the Node Path into your clipboard and choose the option “To FQN”

The add in will then select the item in the project browser.

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