Discussions and Chat
Central to the notion of collaboration is a modeler's ability to discuss and chat with colleagues or industry and standards specialists about a problem or solution. Enterprise Architect allows engineers, managers and others to enter into discussions about elements, diagrams and connectors. A post can be created that starts a thread or conversation which other modelers can then enter into by replying. The discussions are kept separately from element and diagram meta information allowing rich and constructive comments to be made without affecting documentation or reports generated from the models. The discussions and chat are two of the options available from the Collaborate window.
Chat is useful for quick and responsive communication with colleagues or experts that have been defined as part of a security defined group of users. Chats are not related to model elements in the way that discussions are but rather are global and when the chat window is opened and a group is selected the items are listed in date-time order. For more information see the Collaboration Panel topic.