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The Project Manager can allocate the possible weighting of defined metrics to work on a given model element.

To select the element to which to allocate a metric weighting, click on the required element in the Browser window.



Construct > Project Management > Metrics : right-click | Add New

Keyboard shortcut

Select a metric item on a diagram or the 'Details' tab of the Inspector window, and press Shift+Enter

Enter metric details for an element



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Type the name or a brief description of the metric.


Type in the metric type or click on the drop-down arrow and select the type.

The selection list is drawn from the global Metric Type list, but any new metrics you type in this field are not added to the list. If there are no global metric types defined, the drop-down arrow is not displayed.

Metric Types


Defaults to the weighting for the defined type. You can change this weighting if necessary.


Type in any additional notes or description of this metric.

You can use the Notes Toolbar at the top of the field to format the text, if you prefer.

Notes Toolbar


Click on this button to save the data you have entered and to add the entry to the 'Metrics' list in the Metrics window and the 'Details' tab of the Inspector window, and close the dialog.


Click on this button to discard the data you have entered, and close the dialog.


  • If you select a global metric type from the 'Type' drop-down list and the associated 'Weight' field is empty, you can allocate the default Weight value in the 'Weight' field in the 'Metrics' dialog
  • To edit existing Metric items for this element, display the record in the 'Metrics' dialog by either:
         -  Clicking on the 'Construct > Project Management > Metric' ribbon option and on the required item in the Project Tools window, or
         -  Double-clicking on the item in the Project > Metrics list in the 'Details' tab of the Inspector window
  • To delete existing Metric items for an element, right-click on the item in the Project Tools window or the 'Details' tab and select the 'Delete' option
  • Although Enterprise Architect does not currently provide detailed reports on metrics within a model, you can use the Automation Interface or similar tools to create your own custom reports based on metric information you enter

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