Model Expert lets you choose which packages in your model to make ‘managed’. A ‘managed’ package is associated with a single Reference Model, which defines what can happen in that package, and it’s a great way to help users keep to the modeling standards which are defined in the Reference Model.
A Model Expert managed package is one where:
Users can only create diagrams of the types defined in the Reference Model
Elements in the package can only related using connections defined in the Reference Model
Diagrams will be checked using any rules and scripts which you define in the Reference Model.
Setting up a package as Managed
Find a package which already has some content, or a new package which you want to get ready for a modeler to create some new content
Right-click on the package in the EA Project browser, and choose Specialize / Model Expert / Manage package
Model Expert will prompt you to choose which Reference Model you want to use to manage this package. Model Expert will then add a tagged value to the package, which points to the reference model you have chosen
Choose the Reference Model from the list
Your repository may take some time to find all the Reference Models