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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

Step

Action

1

Open the diagram containing the element.

2

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.

3

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

The 'Insert Feature' dialog displays.

4

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

5

Click on the OK button.

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

6

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.

7

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.

Notes

  • 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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