Prolaborate lets you customize the tabs in the Properties window of Sparx Enterprise Architect elements.
In this user guide we will cover the following workflows:
Before we start, let’s clarify the terms used.
Properties window refers to the window in which you see the properties and details of Sparx EA Item. A Sparx EA item can refer to any one of Models, Views, Packages, Diagrams or Elements. As you can see, the window has multiple tabs like Attributes, Discussions, Usage, Traceability, etc.,
To customize what tabs needs to be shown for EA elements to everybody in your organization, click on Menu > Configure Properties Tabs.
Let’s look at the description of each of this option. Enable Show only if content is Available if you want to see the tab only if there is some content to show.
This tab shows all the attributes of an EA item. 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 EA item 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 EA item 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 an EA Item 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 see the list of Impact Analysis views which are created already for this EA item and also create an Impact Analysis view from this tab by clicking on Create New Impact Analysis
Elements with Attributes (For example, UML Class) will show the list of attributes. You can click on any of the Attributes to see its Properties.
To change the configuration for a particular group, click on Advanced Settings from the Configure Properties Tabs window and click on User Groups from that page.
When you the open the Properties window of an element, you will be asked to set any one of the group’s configuration as default.
Click on the Eye icon to see the configuration, click on Checkmark icon to set a group’s configuration as default and click on Save.
To edit the configuration for a particular user, click on Users tab in the Configure Properties Tabs page and follow the similar process as above.
As a non-admin user, if you want the change the configuration of tabs, click on My Profile and then on Preferences tab.
Click on the icon next to Configure Properties Tabs. In this view, you can see the configuration you have set for yourself, the groups which you are part of and their configuration. You can set any one configuration as Default.