Workspaces and Projects

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A workspace is a unit of storage used for any collection of data modeling projects, reference objects, and data source projects. In ER/Studio BA you can only open and work with one workspace at a time, but you can collect any number of projects in a single workspace.

A project is used to create a collection of user-created data models or subprojects. Data sources and reference objects also exist as their own projects within the workspace. A Project is a collection of items including models, diagrams, model elements, documents, business rules, etc. For example, a “Human Resources” project might contain a business process model describing the main functions of the Human Resources department, and a data model describing the data structures used by these processes, and business rules describing prescribed behavior of the organization. You can also create nested projects where a project is a parent of another project.

The graphic below shows both a Business Process Modeling workspace and project in the Model View tree.