Working on Maintenance Items
Creating, viewing and modifying the Maintenance items - changes, issues, defects, tasks, events and decisions - associated with a particular model element is quick and convenient, using the Maintenance window or Workspace. If the Maintenance window is open, when you select an element in a diagram or in the Project Browser, the Maintenance Items for that element are immediately listed in the window ready for modification or addition. The window provides several facilities for creating and managing the Maintenance items.
You can include the maintenance items in the document and web reports generated on your model. The 'Document Setup' dialog has checkboxes to show or hide element maintenance items.
Construct > Change Management > Changes > Show Changes Window
Construct > Change Management > Defects > Show Defects Window
Construct > Change Management > Issues > Show Issues Window
Construct > Change Management > Tasks > Show Tasks Window
Construct > Change Management > Events > Show Events Window
Construct > Change Management > Decisions > Show Decisions Window
The Maintenance window has two formats - Item mode and List mode.
To toggle between the modes, click on (the ) in the window toolbar.
When you first open the window, in either mode, the oldest maintenance item of the type is shown at the top of the list and, in Item mode, in the data fields.
Adding New Items
To add new items, click on the 'New' icon in the window toolbar. In:
The fields you complete for each type of maintenance item are almost identical.
|Create Maintenance Items
Applying Automatic Naming/Numbering
On the Maintenance window in Item mode, or on the 'Item Details' dialog, you can apply an automatic naming/numbering convention that you have previously defined, to each new item record. To do this, simply click on the next to the 'Name' field.
If you already have some text in the 'Name' field, it is over-written by the auto-counter text.
|Set Auto Naming and Auto Counters
Maintenance Item Types
The six types of Maintenance Item you can create records for are each managed on a separate instance of the window:
You can also use the Element Browser window to select and display specific items on the Maintenance window; click on the icon in the Maintenance window toolbar to display the Element Browser, open the Maintenance folder and select the required item.
In the folder, the 'page' icon against each item contains a: