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The Maintenance Workspace

Enterprise Architect makes it easy to record and capture problems and issues as they arise, and document the solution and associated details.

The Maintenance window provides a quick method of viewing and modifying the changes, issues, defects and 'to do' items associated with a particular model element. You can include the maintenance items in the main RTF documentation and HTML produced by Enterprise Architect. The RTF Setup dialog has checkboxes to show or hide element maintenance items.

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




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You can also use the Element Browser window to select and display specific items on the Maintenance window; click on the EBIcon icon in  the Maintenance window toolbar to display the Element Browser, open the Maintenance folder and select the required item.

In the folder, the 'page' icon contains a C for Change items, D for Defect items, T for Task items, or I for Issue items.

The window has two formats; in:

List mode a detailed list is provided showing several columns of information
Item mode this list is cut down and instead an editor for the selected item is provided


To toggle between the modes, click on the Show/Hide Properties button in the window toolbar:

Item mode displays a single item with others of the same type listed in the left-hand panel; you can also either switch to List mode or select another item from the Element Browser window
List mode displays all items of one type in the selected element; it does not, however, display as much detail on an item as Item mode does


Using the toolbar, you can add or delete items and show or hide the  Properties window to enable you to edit each item in the list; click on the New icon in the window toolbar to add new items; in:

Item mode, this clears the fields for new data
List mode, this displays the <item type> details for <element type> <element name> dialog


By clicking on the Auto button in Item mode or on the details dialog, you can apply an automatic naming/numbering nomenclature that you have previously defined. If you already have some text in the Name field, it is over-written by the auto-counter text.

An asterisk on a tab indicates that the tab contains saved information; if the tab has no information or the information has not yet been saved, there is no asterisk.

You can also display the maintenance items in a compartment of each appropriate element in a diagram.


Element Browser
















Maintenance Item Properties






Use Auto Naming and Auto Counters




Show Maintenance Scripts in Diagrams

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