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Include Diagram Contents in your meta-model analysis
Find this package in the Model Expert Example model:
|Open each of Package1..Package3, to understand which elements are under which packages|
|Now analyze Package 1:
– right-click Package1 and choose Specialize / Model Expert / Create snapshot meta model
|This should create a simple 3-type model, with Use Cases and two kinds of Actor:
|But what if all the elements in the diagram are stored elsewhere in your model?|
|Now look at Package2:
||The ‘Package 2’ diagram has elements from Package 3, and it’s sub-packages.|
|Now try to analyze Package 2: make sure that the ‘include diagram contents’ is un-checked, just to see what happens.
Right-click Package2 and choose Specialize / Model Expert / Create snapshot meta model
|This creates a strange meta-model:
There is only one Use Case element under Package 2 – everything else is saved elsewhere in package 3.
So the Meta-model doesn’t tell us very much about the structure of this part of our model.
|Now try to analyze Package 2 with ‘include diagram contents’ checked||This produces the same meta-model as the first example:
|So using the ‘include diagram contents’ option allows you to analyse diagrams, regardless of where their contents are saved.|