Use Requirements Documents to Create Elements in Enterprise Architect.
In their early states, requirements are often described in MS Word documents. Using Enterprise Architect, modelers can save themselves time and effort by dragging text descriptions onto a Requirements diagrams, which Enterprise Architect then uses to automatically create requirements elements with titles and descriptions.
- To do this, select the header and requirement description in an external application like MS Word.
- Drag and drop the text description onto a Requirements diagram. The first line of text is given to the element name. Any other lines of text are assigned to element notes.
This small tip can really simplify downstream development when preliminary requirements have been defined in text format.
There are also a number of other options available to model requirements from text documents such as:
- importing a comma delimited CSV file,
- creating document artifacts, copying and pasting your requirements descriptions, and then right-click relevant words to create elements (select: create | new | requirement).
These methods are further described in the following Requirements Management whitepaper.