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Using the Impact Panel

A model is a structure of Packages and elements, most of which have interactions with each other at various levels. The 'Impact' panel provides a set of facilities for establishing how the objects interact and - equally important - where actions and interactions are missing.

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Click on this icon to follow the connections in a chain of elements, and to establish the dependencies radiating from a selected element. For this purpose you use the Traceability window.

The Traceability Window


Click on this icon to examine how sets of elements in one Package are linked to each other, or to elements in another Package, using the Relationship Matrix. You can also add and delete relationships using the Matrix.

Relationship Matrix

Gap Analysis

Click on this icon to explore the implementation of features in the model, and to identify potential gaps between solution architectures. The Gap Analysis Matrix displays.

Gap Analysis Matrix

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