Metric Types

Enterprise Architect enables you to add a metric type to the global list of metric types that can be assigned to any element in the model. The global list of metric types displays in the 'Type' field drop-down list on the Metrics window.

Access Project | Settings | Project Types | Project Indicators > Metric: New

Add a new metric type to the global list



See also

Metric Type

Type the name of the metric type. (Or, to edit an existing metric type, click on the metric name in the Defined Metrics panel.)


Type a short description of the metric type.


Type the default weighting to apply to the metric type.


Type any additional information on the metric type.


Click on this button to save the changes that you have made to the dialog.


Click on this button to clear the data fields ready to define a new metric type.


Click on an entry in the Defined Metrics panel, and click on this button to immediately delete the metric type.


Click on this button to close the 'Project Indicators' dialog. If you have not saved your changes, the system prompts you to save or abort those changes.


  • Although Enterprise Architect does not currently provide detailed reports on metrics within a model, you can use the Automation Interface or similar tools to create your own custom reports based on metric information you enter
  • You can transport metric types between models, using the Export Reference Data and Import Reference Data facilities

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