EA ribbon > Specialize > Model Expert > Reference Models, Select a Reference Model > Expand, Choose an Element type > Edit
Choose the source for this element type definition
Simple EA type/stereotype – Choose a simple EA type & stereotype, which is not defined in an MDG, OR
MDG name – If from an existing MDG, then useful information can be copied over, and the modeler will create instances based on the definitions in that MDG.
MDG meta-type – Note: as well as choosing from the MDGs which are installed, you can also type the name of one of the built-in EA MDGs, such as EAREQ or BIZBOK
If you choose to generate an MDG from this Reference Model, this is what the modeller will see in a diagram toolbox, so you can make this name something they will recognize. For example, in their national language.
Use Custom UI for elements of this type
Defines whether this element type will use the custom UI for editing it’s properties
Click this if you don’t want modellers to create elements with this type. Use this when you want the type to be inherited by some other types, because it has some useful connectors and attributes which you want inherited.