Managing use cases with Use Case Grid

Use case grid is a table with use cases listed in it. It lets you to access all use cases in a project or diagram, check their related actors, lookup and create use case.

Creating the Use Case Grid

Click on UML on toolbar and select Use Case Grid from the drop down menu.

Open Use Case Grid
Open Use Case Grid

The overview of Use Case Grid

The Use Case Grid
The Use Case Grid
No. NameDescription
Name The name of this Use Case Grid.
Model Element Change the type of model element to be listed in grid. Although Use Case is selected by default, you may change it to other types.
The location to look for the use cases to list in grid. By default, use cases are found from the whole project. You can change to find use cases from specific model or package, or to find only use cases right at the root level. You can also restrict the scope to all diagrams, to within a specific diagram or to all use cases that has not been visualized in any diagram.
Filter Apply filter to grid content. Text entered here is matched against the Name property of use cases listed in grid. Use cases that do not contain the entered text in their name are hidden.
Include Referenced Projects Check it to list also use cases in referenced projects, in Use Case Grid.
Font Size Click to adjust the font size of text in Use Case Grid.
Configure Grid Click to show/hide the grid configuration panel, which allows you to enter the name of grid, the model element to be listed in grid, the scope and to apply filter to grid content.
New Use Case Click to create a use case.
Open Specification... Select a use case in Use Case Grid and click this button to open its specification.
10 Open Use Case Details Select a use case in Use Case Grid and click this button to acces its details in Use Case Details editor.
Show View... Select a use case in Use Case Grid and click this button to list the diagrams that contains the view of the selected use case.
12 Visualize... Select a use case in Use Case Grid and click this button to show it in a new or existing diagram.
13 Configure Columns... Click to select the property(ies) of use cases to be listed in the grid, as columns.
14 Refresh Click to refresh the grid content by showing the most updated information of use cases listed.
15 List of use cases Use cases are listed here.
16 Search Find use case(s) by entering search criteria.
17 Clear Click to clear the text entered in Search box.

The fields in Use Case Grid

Accessing actor from use case

Click on the name of actor in the Primary Actors or Supporting Actors cell of the use case that you want to access its related actor. Select the way to access the actor.

Access actor from use case
Access actor from use case

Creating use case in Use Case Grid

To create a use case in Use Case Grid:

  1. Click on New Use Case above the Use Case Grid.
  2. Enter the name of use case.
    Creating use case in Use Case Grid
    Creating use case in Use Case Grid
  3. Press Enter to confirm editing.

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