Create Elements From Maintenance Item

A maintenance item identifies a defect, change, issue, event, decision or task concerning an element. The maintenance item could itself be represented by an element if it has wider implications for the project or identifies - for example - an actor, activity or action that requires further definition.

You can create one or more elements from any maintenance item, using the Maintenance window. The new element is connected to the maintenance item's parent element by a Dependency connector. The item itself remains unchanged as a characteristic of its parent element.

Access Element | Maintenance | <item type> | right-click item in list | Create as New Element

Create an element from a maintenance item



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On the 'New Element' dialog, complete the fields.

In the 'Type' field, select the required element type; you might create:

  • An Issue element for a Defect or Issue maintenance item
  • A Change element for a Change item, or
  • An Action for a Task item

You can, however, create a wide range of other element types should any of these be more appropriate.

When you click on the Create button, the new element is added to the Project Browser. You can drag and drop it onto a diagram from there.

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  • Alt+F1 | Enterprise Architect | Maintenance | Element from Item