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Specification Specify Ribbon

The 'Specification Specify' ribbon provides a selection of facilities that you might use when creating and editing model elements as a text-based specification, using the Specification Manager. The ribbon becomes available when the Specification Manager is open.




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The 'Specification' panel brings together a broad range of facilities that are commonly used in creating and reviewing specifications. There are facilities for managing change within your Specifications Package, such as Package Baselines, and Auditing. There are also facilities for managing tasks and reviewing work associated with elements of the Specification Package, such as the Gantt Chart view and the Team Review facilities. Options available on this panel provide for configuring what information is displayed and how it is presented by the Specification Manager, such as restricting the display to a particular element type or specifying which element properties are displayed and the layout of that display. The Relationship Matrix and Traceability window for the selected Package are easily accessed from this panel and there is easy access to management of Project Reference Data that is commonly used within the Specification Manager.

Using the Specification Panel


The 'Element' panel offers a range of facilities for working with the elements that are displayed in the Specification Manager view. There are facilities for adding new elements, viewing and editing the Properties of elements, as well as creating, viewing and managing other items associated with the elements, such as Tests, Maintenance items (such as Defects, Issues, Changes and Tasks), Resource Allocations and Element Discussions.

Using the Element Panel


The 'Display' panel provides a range of options that make it possible to tailor the appearance of the Specification Manager view, to better display the information you want to examine. There are options providing visual cues, such as highlighting the selected element and using bold fonts to emphasize element names, as well as options to filter the list of elements that are displayed.

Using the Display Panel