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Constraint Status Types

In an element 'Properties' definition, each constraint's status in the development process is defined in the constraint 'Status' field. You can select the appropriate value from a drop-down list, which initially contains the system values:

  • Implemented
  • Build
  • Validated
  • Approved
  • Mandatory and
  • Proposed

You can add to or replace any of these values with your own custom values.



  • Configure > Reference Data > Model Types > General Types > Constraint Status Types

Customize Constraint Status Types



See also


Type the name of the constraint status to define.

Make Default

To make the selected constraint status the default for all constraint 'Status' fields, select the checkbox.


Clear the fields to define a new constraint status.


Save the constraint status definition and add it to the Type list.


Remove the currently selected constraint status from the Type list.


Lists the currently available constraint status types.

Move the selected constraint type higher or lower in the Type list.

This defines the ordering used in the Status drop down combo boxes, and in sorting any report or list when the Constraint Status Type is used as the sort-by property.

Sort Alphabetically

Reorganize the entries in the Type list into alphabetical order.

Restore Defaults

Remove all customized constraint status values and restore the system defaults.


  • You can transport customized constraint status types between models, using the 'Configure > Model > Transfer > Export Reference Data' and 'Import Reference Data' ribbon options

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