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Team Library

If the project team members require a forum in which to discuss the development and progress of the project, they can make use of the facilities of the Enterprise Architect Team Library.

Access

Ribbon

Start > Collaborate > Team Library

Keyboard Shortcuts

Ctrl+Alt+U

Features

Feature

Description

See also

Structure

A point of discussion and the responses (Comments) to that point are created as Documents. Documents are held in Topic groups, which are in turn organized into Categories; your organization decides on the grouping and organization of Documents.

You can create text to explain Categories and Topics, and you can create and respond to Documents and Comments on Documents.

Add a New Category Add a New Topic Add a New Document

Displays

The Team Library has two main displays:

  • The Team Library window is used to create new Categories and Topics and to delete messages; you operate on it by selecting options from the context menu
    Each item in the hierarchy displays a mouse-over tool-tip, showing the item title, the author's name and the date and time the item was created
  • The 'Team Document' tab, in the main work area, is used to create, view, edit, print, and comment on Documents, and to create and maintain the descriptions of Topics and Categories
    This tab has a status bar that shows the item author's name, the date and time the item was created, and the date and time the item was last modified
Work on Team Review Items Comment on a Document

Facilities

Within the Team Library you can:

  • Select to display and edit an item in the 'Team Document' tab, by clicking on the item name in the Team Library window
  • Search for text strings in the item titles to locate Documents on a specific subject, using the 'Search' icon in the toolbar of the Team Library window
  • Add resources to a Category, Topic or Document, such as diagram images and XMI files of Packages; these are held in a Resources folder under the selected Team Library item
  • Link model elements, diagrams, external files and other Documents to a Document
  • Link to a Team Library Document from the linked document on an element
  • Change the loading behavior of the Team Library
  • Access Team Libraries from other projects, including those on other servers
Edit an Item Search Team Review Team Review Resources Add Object Links Hyperlink From Linked Document Team Review Options Team Review Connections

Specification Manager

The Team Library acts as a repository for the review documents generated in the Specification Manager. These documents are automatically stored in Topics within the Formal Reviews Category, but you can redirect documents to a different Topic from the Team Library, using the 'Bind to Project Browser Package' option.

Specification Manager Create Review Document Work on Team Review Items

Icons

Each item in the Team Library window has an icon that indicates the nature or status of the item. The meaning of each of these icons is explained here:

  • DF Item - Document name
  • DF Item Reply  - Comment name
  • DF Password  - Protected by password (also on Category and Topic icons); a blue icon indicates that a user with the password has opened the item, and a red icon indicates that the item is locked
  • Await app icon - Status 'Awaiting Approval' (also on Category and Topic icons)
  • Approved icon - Status 'Approved' (also on Category and Topic icons)
  • Rejected  - Status 'Rejected' (also on Category and Topic icons)
  • DF category folder. - Category name
  • DF topic folder.  - Topic name
  •   - Resources folder for a Category, Topic or Document
  • Model Links icon  - Linked objects folder for a Category, Topic or Document
  • Diagram Image  - Diagram or clipboard image within the Resources folder
  • XMI file icon - XMI file of a Package, within the Resources folder
Work on Team Review Items Add Object Links

Notes

  • You can transport your Team Library set-up between projects, using the 'Configure > Model > Transfer > Export Reference Data' and 'Import Reference Data' ribbon options

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