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The Traceability Window

Access: View | Traceability.

The Traceability window shows a mini picture of the composition of the current element with respect to other elements.

This information is derived from relationships with child or related Classes. Relationships shown in the hierarchy include Aggregation, Inheritance and Dependency; embedded elements are also shown. This helps extend the picture of where an element exists in the model space.

Display of each type of relationship is optional, and can be toggled using the window toolbar. Roll the cursor over each toolbar icon to display the types of relationship that the icon filters. For example, T filters the hierarchy to display Transformation Dependencies, and R filters for Custom References.


If you open a diagram and click on the diagram background, the Traceability window lists all the elements in the diagram. As above, you can expand the display for each individual element to show the relationships and related elements for that element. This is useful, especially in large and complex diagrams, for exposing threads through the diagram and indicating what might be impacted by changing or deleting the element or a connector.