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
Editing RM Element Attributes
EA ribbon > Specialize > Model Expert > Reference Models, Select a Reference Model > Expand, Choose an Element type > Edit > Attributes
Customised User Interface
Guided modelling allows a Reference model to be applied to a package, so that all new modelling in that package meets the Reference model standards.
The Element attributes that are required can be defined and stored in the Reference model, as well as the allowed values for some of those fields. These fields are included in a simplified element properties window, making it obvious which fields can, or must be completed.
Edit Element Attributes
Selected element fields can be added, deleted and ordered to create a UI that meets your modelling needs. Note these customisations are specific to each Reference Model, but can be shared.
|EA Field||Choose from the EA fields for this element type|
|Tagged value name||Choose a name for a tagged value|
|Required attribute||Affects the validation in the custom properties form. Modellers must put a value in this attribute in order to save the element||Customizing the EA properties UI|
|Allowed values||When present, creates a drop-down of allowed values in the custom properties|
|Displayed name||Populates the prompt in the custom properties|
|Default value||Pre-fills a value in the custom properties|
|Group||Advanced customized UI properties|
|Help Text||Will be displayed as pop-up help in the custom properties|
|ACTION Save Attribute|
The Guided Modelling experience