With Astah Professional, you can easily create a traceability map to see the relationships between models you have created in a Mind map format.

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Create a Traceability Map

  1. Go to [Tools] – [Traceability Map] – [Open Traceability Map].
  2. A pop-up opens. Please choose a model you’d like to create a traceability map of.

    Currently, the following models are supported:
    Package, Model, Subsystem, Class, UseCase, Component, Artifact, Node, External Entity, Data Store, ER Entity, Requirement and TestCase.

  3. A Traceability map is created automatically with your selected model in the center.

Currently, the following relationships are supported:
Association, AssociationClass, Generalization, Realization, Dependency, Usage, Template Binding, Extend, Include, Identifying Relationship, Non-Identifying Relationship, and Many-to-Many Relationship and Subtype.

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What you can do with Traceability Map

Once you create a traceability map, you can see all the relationships of the models. By double-clicking on a diagram, you can open the diagram and by double-clicking on a model on a map, you can create another traceability of it.

Jump to tree

From the traceability map, you can see where the model is located in the tree view from [Show in Structure Tree] menu.

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Update Traceability Map

If you modified models after creating a traceability map, please update your map by clicking the [update] button or choose [Update Traceability Map] menu from the map’s pop-up menu.

Alternatively, you can update all of the traceability maps from [Tools] – [Traceability Map] – [Update All Traceability Maps].

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Export Traceability Map to RTF

After you create the Traceability Map, you can export it to the RTF document from [Tools] – [Traceability Map] – [Export to RTF] or select [Export to RTF] from the Map’s pop-up menu.