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gunnarwitschi

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find and show related elements in diagram
« on: May 09, 2003, 09:51:03 am »
In Rose there is a feature where yo can query for related elements. As a result, the tools puts all related elements into the actual diagram. e.g. I want to create a new diagram showing all use cases the - let's say - biologist uses. All you need to do is create an emtpy diagram, drag the biologist (not the real one of course) onto it and query 1 level deep. If I remember correctly you can even specify what types of elements to look for, in this case only 'use cases'. Now you got a nice overview what the biologist should be doing.

Does EA provide something similar? I couldn't find it, but maybe I just missed it. If not, would be nice to see it in one of the next releases.

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Re: find and show related elements in diagram
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2003, 10:02:02 am »
I was just trying out the 'Locate Related Element' in the Link list. If there was a 'Insert Related Element' function, that would solve half the problem and shouldn't be too difficult to implement.
(Locating the Element in the Project Window and then Dragging it onto the diagram is a bit cumbersom because you have to close the Property Window for every object and open it again for the next one.)

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Re: find and show related elements in diagram
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2003, 02:09:11 am »
Hi Gunnar,

The following might be interesting for you: right-click on an element and select Create Link... This gives you the possibility to create links without a diagram.

By the way, links are also shown in the properties windows of elements, select the Link tab. Another possibility is to use the Relationship matrix, right-click on a folder and select Open in Relationship matrix.

Greetings and good luck,
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Re: find and show related elements in diagram
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2003, 02:44:07 am »
Thanks Tjerk,

This is a nice feature too, but it's not what I'm looking for. Basically I'd like to do the relationship matrix in a graphical format. It's really querying the repository and show the result in a diagram.  Lets say I'm finished modelling my Use Cases, GUI's etc. Now I'd like to create an overview diagram for Joe Biotech to show him all the processes he'll be involved with.  He can then use this diagram as a customized starting point to investigate the system. By selecting a process, expanding it further, he can learn more about the process and its environment.
I'm not sure if I can make the idea clear. Rational Rose has it built in and we used this functionality a lot. Especially if you don't know the models, it's a great way to find your way around.

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Re: find and show related elements in diagram
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2003, 07:14:53 am »
Hi Gunnar,

OK, it indeed looks like a nice feature to have  :). Traceability is very important, any help with that is always good to have.

Greetings,
Tjerk