A Sparx Enterprise Architect model consists of views, packages, diagrams and elements. With Prolaborate, you can view, edit, share and collaborate on these EA items.
We will be looking at the following workflows in this user guide:
When you click on a Sparx EA Model, view or a package from a Repository browser, the Overview page opens up.
What can you do from Overview page?
We will look at these points in detail in the upcoming section.
Click on Attributes to open the Properties window. You can view all the properties of the Sparx EA Model, View and Package from this window.
This tab shows all the basic attributes of a package.
To start a discussion, click on Discussions. You will see the discussions which are already ongoing, you can participate in it based on your access permissions.
Usage gives the list of all diagrams in which a package is being used.
You can trace the relationship of this package with other elements and packages. You can see the details of connector type as well.
You can view the Impact Analysis views which you have created already and create a new view from this tab by clicking on Create New Impact Analysis
By default, the thumbnail view of the contents will be shown.
What can you do from Thumbnail view?
If you like to have the Thumbnail view as the default, do the following:
Open a Repository. Click on Menu > Repository Settings. Change Children View to Thumbnail.
Now, the users opening a package will see the Thumbnail view.
When you switch the view to List view, the contents will be show as a list.
What can you do from List view?
The following screenshot shows the above features in action:
When you click on an EA diagram from the Repository browser, the Diagram is shown.
What can you do from a Diagram page?
You can click on any element on the Diagram to bring up its Properties window. We will see the details about various tabs in the Properties window in the upcoming section
To see the Properties of connectors on a diagram hover over an element, click on the yellow icon and then click on the Properties icon. You can start a discussion even in the context of a connector by clicking on the Discussions icon.
Click on an EA element from the Repository browser to go its Overview page.
The overview page shows various details based on the type of element and its properties.
Elements with Attributes (For example, UML Class) will show up as below. You can click on any of the Attributes to see its Properties.
You can see Attributes and Operations from the Properties window as well.
Elements with Operations (For example, UML Class) will show up as below. You can click on any of the Operations to see its Properties.
Elements with Constraints will show up as below. You will be able to see the Constraints, and its information like type, status and notes.
This tab shows all the attributes of an element. It includes Basic, Technology, Inherited, Custom attributes and Tagged values. You can edit them as per your access permissions.
You can start discussions about an element from this tab. Discussions which are started by other users will also be visible. Again, initiating discussions will be based on your access permissions.
Usage gives the list of all diagrams in which an element is being used. For example, in the screenshot we can see the list of all diagrams in which the element Client is being used.
You can trace the relationship of this element with other elements in this tab. You can see the details of connector type and the element to which this element is connected to.
You can view the Impact Analysis views which you have created already and create an Impact Analysis view from this tab by clicking on Create New Impact Analysis
Links to view or download linked documents of an element, list of files, and integration links are available in this tab.