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1Breaking the rules is how bad?
2Editing the severity level
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.
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.
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