When creating EA diagrams, you will use some new elements, and some existing ones.Â Sometimes, you want to make sure to NOT create new elements when there are already elements to re-use.Â For example, you may have a standard set of project Stakeholders, which you’d like all modellers to re-use. Or a set of existing architecture components which most modellers can’t add-to.
If your model manager has chosen to allow only existing element types for some of the diagram contents, then you may see (for example, when you try to add a Stakeholder to the ‘My Stakeholder diagram’ in the Requirements with more RM properties package:
This package is not only managed by the ‘Stakeholders and Requirements’ RM, but has customization options, so that modellers in this package can only choose ‘Stakeholders’ from a specific package of existing ones.
When you try to add Stakeholders from outside this package, you will see:
These are the only Stakeholders that can be added.