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

Step

Action

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1

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

The element Properties dialog displays

 

2

Click on the Requirements tab

 

3

Locate and highlight the requirement

 

4

Click on the Move External button

The Browse Project dialog displays

 

5

Select the package to place the new requirement in

 

6

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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