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The Traceability Window

The Traceability window enables you to quickly see how elements are connected and how they influence each other.

  • When an element is selected, it immediately becomes the top point in the Traceability window
  • When a diagram is selected, all elements in the diagram are listed in the Traceability window, enabling you to use any of them as a starting point.

Access:    View | Traceability ( Ctrl+Shift+4 )

Use to:

  • Locate related elements in the Project Browser
  • View the properties of related elements
  • Show the diagrams where related elements are used
  • Add related elements to the current diagram
  • View the source code for related elements
  • Change the display using the window toolbar options below:




See also


Show Generalization connectors



Show Aggregation and Composition connectors



Show Element nesting and Nesting connectors



Show Realization connectors



Show Dependency connectors



Show State Transition, Control Flow, and Object Flow connectors


Other Links

Show the following connectors:

  • Association
  • Use Case
  • Delegate
  • Assembly
  • Deployment
  • Information Flow
  • Manifest



Show where an element is used as the classifier of another element


Embedded Element Reuse

Show where a Port or Part is also represented in another part of the model



Show where an element is created by running a Transformation from another element

Model Transformation

Custom References

Show the Custom References that have been added between elements

Set Up Cross References

Qualified Names

Show element names including the names of owning objects



  • Restricting the relationship types shown to the smallest set you are interested in makes it easier and faster to find the elements you are interested in
  • As an alternative view or to include the information in documentation, the Traceability window aids you in creating a Traceability diagram

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