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Insert Maintenance Feature

You can quickly insert a new maintenance item directly on a diagram, using in-place editing.

Assign maintenance details directly to an element from a diagram




Open the diagram containing the element.


Click on the element name.

The name is highlighted in a lighter shade (the default is white), to indicate that it has been selected.

A UML Class element in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect showing its name selected for in-place editing tasks.


Either press Ctrl+F11 or right-click on the highlighted name and select the 'Add Other' option.

The 'Insert Feature' dialog displays.


Click on the appropriate radio button option to associate the required maintenance feature with the element item.


Click on the OK button.

The '<Maintenance Feature> details for <element>' dialog displays.


Complete the fields to define the maintenance activity, and then click on the Apply button.

To create a subsequent maintenance activity of this type, click on the New button.


When you have defined all of the maintenance activities of this type, click on the OK button.

The maintenance details are added to the element.

A UML Class element in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect showing a maintenance compartment containing a defect maintenance item.


  • To ensure that the maintenance items are visible in the diagram element, as shown in step 7, select the 'Maintenance' checkbox on the 'Elements' tab of the 'Diagram Properties' dialog

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