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Create Maintenance Item From Test

If an element fails a test, one likely consequence is that a Defect (Issue) item has to be raised in model maintenance to correct the problem. You can generate this Defect item directly from the test that failed.

How To:

To create a Maintenance item from a test, follow the steps below:



See Also


In the Testing window, or the Testing folder of the Element Browser window, right-click on the test item from which to generate the Maintenance item



On the context menu, select the Create a Maintenance Defect from this test menu option

A message box displays



Click on the OK button to clear the message



Open the Maintenance window and select the Defects tab

The window displays a defect item having the same name as the test, and the test Description, Input, Acceptance Criteria and Results texts are displayed in the defect Description tab



Update the defect item as required

Maintenance Item Properties


  • You can create Maintenance Defect items from several Test items at once; press and hold (Shift)  as you select the Test items, and then right-click and proceed as above - each selected Test item then generates a Defect item