Insert Maintenance Feature

You can rapidly assign maintenance details such as Defects, Changes, Issues and Tasks directly to an element from a diagram, using the Element Items menu. To use this feature follow the steps below:

  1. Open the diagram containing the element.
  2. Click on the element name. The name is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.
  3. Either:
  • Press [Ctrl]+[F11] or
  • Right-click on the highlighted name to display the context menu, and select the Add Other option.
    The Insert Feature dialog displays.
  1. Click on the appropriate radio button option to associate the required maintenance feature with the element item.
  2. Click on the OK button. The <Maintenance Feature> details for <element> dialog displays.
  3. Complete the fields to define the maintenance activity, and then click on the Apply button. To create a subsequent maintenance activity of this type, click on the New button.
  4. When you have defined all of the maintenance activities of this type, click on the OK button. The maintenance details are added to the element.

To ensure that the maintenance items are visible in the diagram element, as shown in the example below, select the Maintenance checkbox on the Elements tab of the Diagram Properties dialog. For more information on diagram appearance options, see the Show Maintenance Script in Diagram topic.