Modify Relationships in Matrix

You can modify or delete relationships, or create new relationships, directly from the Relationship Matrix.

To Modify or Delete Relationships

Right-click on a highlighted relationship to open the context menu, and select from the following options:

  • View relationship - opens the Properties dialog for the selected relationship
  • Source element properties - opens the Properties dialog for the source element
  • Target element properties - opens the Properties dialog for the target element
  • Delete relationship.

If you have selected Delete relationship, Enterprise Architect prompts you to confirm this action.

Note:

The Delete relationship option does not work if:

  • The source element (that is, the owner) is locked
  • You have selected Both in the Direction field - you are effectively trying to delete half a relationship.

If you have selected one of the other options, modify any properties as required, and click on the OK button to save the changes.

To Create a New Relationship

  1. Select the required relationship type in the Link Type field.
  2. Right-click on the empty intersection of the source row and target column to display the context menu.
     
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  3. Select the Create new relationship... option; a submenu displays, listing the types of relationship you can create.
  4. Click on the required type of relationship to create a new connector between the two elements.

Tip:

Use the matrix relationship management features to quickly create and manage relationships like Realization and Aggregation between Requirements and implementation elements (such as Use Cases).