You can extend the Use Case description with additional Use Case properties, such as Use Case ID, Author, Date, Use Case Complexity, Pre Condition, and others.

To extend the Use Case with additional properties, you must load the Use Case Description Profile manually; in a new project, it is not loaded by default.

To load the Use Case Description Profile

  1. Open the Use Case Specification window.
  2. Click the Load Profile button. The Use Case Description Profile is loaded and additional properties are added to the Use Case.

oad Profile button in Use Case Specification window

After the Use Case Description Profile is loaded, the following additional properties appear in the Use CaseĀ Specification window:

  • The Use Case ID property in the Use Case general property group. This property is designed to number use cases to correspond to particular sequences.
  • The Use Case Description property group. In this property group, you can specify properties describing the particular Use Case, such as an Author, Date, Goal, and other.

  • The Use Case Scenario Obsolete property group. Use cases numbering values used in projects created with earlier modeling tool versions are stored in this property group after importing the project to version 17.0.2 or later. By default, this property group is displayed in the Expert mode.

The following figure illustrates an example of the Use Case Specification window after the Use Case Description Profile is loaded.

Use Case Specification window with Use Case Description Profile loaded

You can specify the Use Case extension properties in the Use Case Specification window. Descriptions of each property appear in the description area of the Specification window.

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