Create a Message

The Model Message dialog enables you to compose messages to project team members within the project, under your Author ID.

Access    View | Model Mail

Use to

Create messages to other project team members
Reply to messages from other team members
Forward messages to other team members
Link model components to the message, or add hyperlinks to files or other objects of relevance

How to

To create a message to another project team member as a new message, a reply to a message, or a forwarded message

Step

Action

See also

1

If your message or response concerns a diagram or model object, you could click on that object in the Project Browser now so that it is immediately available to be linked to your message.

 

 

2

Select the appropriate toolbar icon, context menu option or message button to create, reply to or forward a message.

The Model Message dialog displays.

 

Model Mail

3

If you are creating or forwarding a message, or you want to send a reply to a wider audience, for each person you intend to send the message to:

Click on the To: button
A list of project team member and group IDs displays
Scroll to the required name and double-click on it
The name is added to the To: field

 

 

4

In the Subject field, type or edit the subject of the message as necessary.

 

 

5

In the Flag field click on the drop-down arrow and on the appropriate flag color or option for your message.

 

 

6

In the text panel, write the text of your message.

You can format the text using the facilities of the Notes toolbar at the top of the field.

 

Notes Toolbar

7

If you intend to link a diagram or model object to this message, place the cursor at the appropriate position in your message text and click on the Insert Quick Link button.

Select the object you highlighted in Step 1; a hyperlink to that object is inserted in the message text.

 

 

8

If you did not select a model object and now intend to link to one, or you want to link to another target such as a file, Model Search or Team Review message, click on either:

The Hyperlink icon in the toolbar or
The Insert Quick Link button and select the Other option

 

The Hyperlink Details dialog displays; create the required link.

 

Hyperlinks

9

Click on the Send button to send the message to the recipients.

 

 

Notes

This facility is available in the Corporate, Business and Software Engineering, Systems Engineering and Ultimate editions of Enterprise Architect, with User Security enabled