Creating an EA Reference Model
Customizing Reference Model Properties
Customizing Reference Model Element Properties
Editing RM Connector type properties
Stereotypes inheriting from other Element Types
Importing and exporting Reference Models
What is the Severity Measure?
Breaking the rules is how bad?
When Model Expert apples the rules in a Reference Model (RM) to your package or diagram, sometimes those rules will be broken.
This creates a ‘violation’ and violations each have a severity.
This is just a numerical value, which says how bad we think the violation is.
This is, of course, very subjective.
For example, by default, if the modeler adds an element type to a package, and the element type isn’t in the RM, then this creates a violation of default severity 10.
Editing the severity level
If the modeler uses an an attribute (such as element.name or element.status) and this attribute still has the EA default value, we give this a severity of 2.
You can change the severity of rules as they are applied by each Reference Model by making changes in the Reference Model properties.
Customising Reference Model Properties