Color Code External Requirements

External requirements can be color coded to provide quick visual cues indicating the status of a requirement. To enable color coded external requirements follow the steps below:

  1. Select the Tools | Options menu option. The Options dialog displays.
  2. From the hierarchical tree select Objects, and select the Show status colors on diagrams checkbox to enable the status of external requirements to be represented by color coding.

The color code requirements use the following default conventions:

  • Yellow for Proposed
  • Blue for Approved
  • Green for Validated
  • Orange for Mandatory
  • Black for Implemented.


You can change these colors, and add or remove status types, using the Status Types dialog.