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Create Elements From Maintenance Item

A maintenance item identifies a defect, change, issue or task concerning an element. The maintenance item could itself be represented by an element if it has wider implications for the project or identifies - for example - an actor, activity or action that requires further definition.

You can create one or more elements from any maintenance item, using the Maintenance window. The new element is connected to the maintenance item's parent element by a Dependency connector. The item itself remains unchanged as a characteristic of its parent element.

Access     View | Other Element Tools | Maintenance (Alt+4)

How to

To create an element from a maintenance item



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On the Maintenance window, select the tab that contains the item you want to create the element from.


Maintenance Workspace


Right-click on the required maintenance item, and select the Create as new Element context menu option.

The New Element dialog displays.




Complete the fields on the dialog.

Note that, in the Type field, you select the required element type; for example, you might create:

An Issue element for a Defect or Issue maintenance item
A Change element for a Change item, or
An Action for a Task item

You can, however, create a wide range of other element types should any of these be more appropriate, and use the Select Group button to select a profile, MDG Technology or Add-In to create an element specific to that element group.


Add Elements Directly To a Package

Learning Center topics

(Alt+F1) | Maintenance | Element from Item