Make Internal Requirement External

Elements in Enterprise Architect have internal requirements, or responsibilities (what they must do or accomplish). These often overlap or duplicate more formal requirements that the system in general must meet. You can move internal requirements to external requirements (where the requirement can perhaps be implemented by multiple elements) in one go, using the Move External function.

How To:

To change an internal requirement for an element into an external element, follow the steps below



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Double-click on the element in a diagram or in the Project Browser

The element Properties dialog displays



Click on the Requirements tab



Locate and highlight the requirement



Click on the Move External button

The Browse Project dialog displays



Select the package to place the new requirement in



Click on the OK button


Enterprise Architect creates a new Requirement element in the target package and automatically generates a Realization connector from the element to the Requirement.

The requirement is now marked external and the dialog fields grayed out. To edit its details, double-click on the requirement.

The requirement element is now located in the target package.

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