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Color Coded Requirements Status

The status of a Requirement is an important property for project managers and other team members. Enterprise Architect provides a way to display the status of each Requirement as a color code in a diagram. The color codes act as a compelling visual cue, allowing team members and other stakeholders to get a quick view of the status of a set of Requirements. The color codes are pre-configured in Enterprise Architect but can be customized to suit any team, including deleting or adding additional codes and changing the color of existing ones. The default color codes are:

  • Yellow for Proposed
  • Blue for Approved
  • Green for Validated
  • Orange for Mandatory
  • Black for Implemented

Requirements diagram showing color coding in Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect.

A modeler can choose whether to display the status color codes on diagrams in a repository, by changing this setting in the 'Objects' page of the 'Preferences' dialog.



Start > Application > Preferences > Preferences > Objects > Show status colors on diagrams

Enable color coded requirements




Select the 'Show status colors on diagrams' checkbox to enable the status of requirements to be represented by color coding in a diagram.

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