The Project Manager can allocate the possible weighting of defined metrics to work on a given model element.

To select the element to which to allocate a metric weighting, click on the required element in the Project Browser.

Access Element | Project Management > Metrics: New

Enter metric details for an element



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Type the name or a brief description of the metric.


Type in the metric type or click on the drop-down arrow and select the type. The selection list is drawn from the global Metric Type list, but any new metrics you type in this field are not added to the list.

Metric Types


Defaults to the weighting for the defined type. You can change this weighting if necessary.


Type in any additional notes or description of this metric.

This text is also displayed in the Notes window, but it cannot be edited in that window.


Click on this icon in the Project Management window toolbar to save the new metric definition.


  • If you select a global metric type from the 'Type' drop-down list and the associated 'Weight' field is empty, the default Weight value is allocated to the 'Weight' field in the Metrics window
  • To edit existing Metric items for this element, click on the required item in the:
         -  'List' panel to the left of the window, in Item mode
         -  List, in List mode
         -  Project Management folder in the Element Browser window - if this window is not displayed, click on the
            Browse Element icon in the Project Management window toolbar; metric item icons have an 'M' in the
            bottom right corner
  • To delete existing Metric items for an element, click on the item and click on in the window toolbar
  • 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

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