Create Matrix Profile

In using the Specification Manager you work on a specific Package and element type. If you want to use a Relationship Matrix profile to look more closely at the relationships of elements in that Package, it is therefore more logical to define the profile from the information already set in the Specification Manager, before you open the Relationship Matrix. The system helps you to do this.

Access     View | Specification Manager: SpecmanRMIcon | Matrix Profiles | Create new Profile

Create the Matrix Profile

Field/Option/Button

Action

See also

Profile Name

Type in a name to identify the profile.

 

 

Source

Displays the name of the current Specification Package, as the source Package in the Relationship Matrix.

If you need to, you can click on the ( ... ) Browse button and select a different Package.

 

 

Type

(For the Source Package) Displays the name of the current Specification element type.  If you need to, you can click on the ( ... ) Browse button and select a different element type.

 

 

Target

Defaults to the name of the current Specification Package as the target Package of elements in the relationships to examine.

If you want to examine relationships to elements in a different target Package, click on the Browse button ( ... ) and, on the Browse Project dialog, locate and select that Package.

Click on the OK button to put the Package name in the Target field.

 

 

Type

(For the Target Package) Defaults to <All> target element types.

If you want to examine relationships to a specific type of element, click on the drop down arrow, scroll through the list and click on the appropriate element type name.

 

 

Relationship

Defaults to Realization as the type of relationship to display.

If you want to examine relationships of a different type, click on the drop down arrow, scroll through the list and click on the appropriate relationship type name.

 

 

Direction

Defaults to Source -> Target as the direction of the relationships to examine.

If you want to examine relationships in the opposite direction, or in both directions, click on the drop-down arrow and select the appropriate option.

 

 

OK

Click on this button to create the profile and close the dialog.

The Relationship Matrix automatically opens, applying the Profile that you have just defined.

 

 

Cancel

Click on this button to discard any values you have entered, and to return to the Specification Manager.

 

 

Notes

After you have created a Matrix profile, the name of the profile is added to a list of profiles that include the Specification Package and Specification element type, under the Create new Profile menu option; when you click on the profile name, the Relationship Matrix immediately displays with that profile in effect
In the Corporate and extended editions of Enterprise Architect, a User Security system can be applied that restricts or enables access to a range of operations and functions; if you cannot access a function in the Specification Manager, check with your System Administrator or Security Administrator to see if you have access permissions to work with that function

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